11 Nov Conscious Classrooms Through Dance Film: The Making of Klasse
We shot the dance film for two days after that, and despite the strenuous all-day shooting schedule, the students were very expressive and (mostly) very focused. One young dancer refused to keep the top button of her blouse closed like the rest of the cast and another took his shoes off for half of the takes, which we would only notice months later when reviewing the footage. But we also saw in the footage that they were pushing through exhaustion, giving so much to the project and the intensive nature of the production. Hannah and I are really proud of the film we produced there, but we are also excited to further explore what we think is an innovative process for creating political/cultural/social awareness in the classroom through historical dance film production. We could not have embarked on this project without the 2015 Production Grant from Dance Films Association and we look forward to sharing the film and discussing our process with the DFA community.
“It was quite moving to see that by the 4th day of workshops—which culminated in the first of their public performances—the students were not only serious and prepared, but also fully engaged with the historic importance of the project and its contemporary relevance.” –Malia Bruker, Director
–Malia Bruker is the director of Klasse.
Nov. 11, 2015
Join Malia for a special screening of Klasse at La Sala in Williamsburg at 7pm on Saturday, November 21st. Bruker, choreographer Hannah Schwadron, and composer Louis Schwadron will be present for a Q&A and dinner to follow.
58 N 3rd St (Btw Kent & Wythe) Brooklyn, NY 11249 t: 305.562.1961 Free and no RSVP necessary Located in the rear of Cantina Royal