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  March 14, 2012 DFA PROGRAMS Dance Film Lab March 28th, 7:30pm-10:00pm Dance New Amsterdam (entrance on 35 Chambers) Studio 1 RSVP to brighid@dancefilms.org with Dance Film Lab in the subject line to reserve your place. A moderated panel focused on the brass tacks of producing a film project.  Topics include budgeting, scheduling, fundraising, organizational strategies...

Our 40th Anniversary Dance on Camera Festival was a momentous weekend in the history of Dance Films Association. Mindy Aloff, acclaimed dance writer, contributed this article to the festival program. As 2012 opens, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the annual Dance on Camera Festival—the first...

New York Foundation for the Arts Cross Disciplinary Filmmaking Panel Thursday February 23, 6:00PM On Thursday, February 23rd, theNew York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) hosted a panel discussion on cross-disciplinary filmmaking, featuring four media artists who create and tell stories using multiple platforms (also known as transmedia)....

Dances Made to Order is a curated, monthly, online, dance film series. NEW YORK EDITION VOTING IS OPEN! GET STARTED! Dance Films Association is partnering with Dances Made to Order for the New York Edition. Dances Made to Order. The New York Edition - Starts on Feb 8 from...

Coup de Grace Clara van Gool, 2010 Netherlands | 26minutes Friday January 27, 6:00pm Sunday January 29, 1:30om Walter Reade Theater Meet the Artist: Clara van Gool Saturday January 28, 4:00pm Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Clara van Gool’s COUP DE GRACE is a screen adaptation of ÖLELÉS, a duet that has toured to...

Falling Adriano Cirulli, 2011 UK | 5m Monday January 30, 8:30pm Walter Reade Theater A study of human interaction, expressed through movement and sound, FALLING is an abstract study of human interaction, expressed entirely through movement and sound. A man and a woman drift through an empty void, their bodies twisting...

Eye on Dance: Interview with Moses Pendleton and Jonathan Wolken Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush,  1987 USA | 28m Saturday January 28, 6:15pm Walter Reade Theater Dance on Camera Festival includes several major anniversary programs, including the 30th anniversary of EYE ON DANCE, the ground-breaking Public Television interview program that...

Re-staging Shelter Bruce Berryhill & Martha Curtis, 2011 USA | 29m Monday January 30th, 6:00pm Tuesday January 31st, 1:30pm Walter Reade Theater Exclusive excerpt from Re-staging Shelter In October 2011, the Dance on Camera Tour made it's way to Virginia Commonwealth University. Re-staging Shelter screened alongside the following films from our 2011 Festival- There is...

Wayne McGregor- Going Somewhere Catherine Maximoff, 2011 France | 80 minutes Monday January 30th, 8:30pm Walter Reade Theater Notes on WAYNE MCGREGOR - GOING SOMEWHERE by director Catherine Maximoff I could say that for documentaries, I always try to have the 'form' stick to the content. For me, the way the film...

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance Bob Hercules, 2012 USA | 90 minutes Friday January 27th, 8:30pm- STANDBY ONLY Saturday January 28th,  1:30pm- With live simulcast and interactive panel via Twitter hashtag #joffreymovie Walter Reade Theater "A Vibrant Career at the Ballet, but With a Lens and Not Toeshoes" An article on Herbert Migdoll  [caption...

Bench Seat Anna Mastro, 2011 USA | 19m Saturday January 28th, 2pm Walter Reade Theater Synopsis: A classic love story with a musical twist choreographed by Chris Judd and written by Neil LaBute, this film catches a young couple on the verge of either moving forward or breaking up. While...

En Dedans Gabrielle Lamb, 2011 USA | 10m Saturday January 28, 4pm Walter Reade Theater A one-of-a-kind film collage that draws on dancers’ dream journals, choreography, structured improv and spoken text. Gabrielle Lamb writes, "When I set out on my collaboration with the BalletX dancers, I had in mind to make a film...

Finding Billy Joe Locarro, 2012 USA | 70 minutes Sunday January 29th, 4pm Walter Reade Theater [caption id="attachment_5968" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Finding Billy"][/caption] Introduction by director David Fernandez and Q&A with director Joe Locarro and 'Billys' – David Alvarez, Kiril Kulish, Trent Kowalik to follow the screenings! Excerpt from: "Finding Billy Elliot: The journey...

A Flash to the Past by Deirdre Towers, Dance on Camera Festival  Curator In 1994, I looked out at the sparse Dance on Camera Festival (DOCF) audience at Anthology Film Archives and asked anyone whether they had any suggestions for building the festival. Margaret Williams, the brilliant British...

Endless Possibilities: Dance Through the Camera by Jaime Kight    Dance Films Association’s Solar 1 film screening presented a program as imaginative as a child’s world of make-believe. Live performers interacted with Bjork on screen; dark angels investigated a snowy landscape; a romantic attraction escalated into a bar...

Promising Times Ahead by Terry Sprague  If the University of Utah’s 8th International Dance For the Camera Festival with Katrina McPherson was any indication about the ways in which screendance is evolving, we’re in for promising times ahead. Filmmaker/professor Ellen Bromberg and her students collaborated with the...

Katrina McPherson’s Dance for the Camera Workshop Katrina McPherson's Dance for the Camera Workshop held in conjunction with the 6th International Film Festival at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, September 2011.  The below article represents the combined contributions from two participants in the...

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association announce the 40th edition of DANCE ON CAMERA January 27-31, 2012 Opening Night World Premiere of JOFFREY: MAVERICKS OF AMERICAN DANCE will also mark the first collaboration between DFA and Emerging Pictures New York, NY, November 17, 2011...

Claudia Brazzale covering ground: dancing, choreographing, filming and writing an interview by Tanja Meding    Claudia Brazzale has worked in dance, film and academia for numerous years. This interview is a view into her creative process: how one piece of work that started as a video experiment at...

Dance Education: What Are The Benefits? A Personal Reflection by Jeremie Gluckman A group of young adults are dressed in formal wear. One by one, they rise from a row of black chairs to stand and face the camera. Mechanically, the mass of students begins to dance. As...

"Camera as _______" Loading the frame in screendance by Jeannette Ginslov This article was inspired by Aristotle’s notion of Rhetoric; the five Core Course Headings originated by Bata Passchier CEO of the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA); dance filmmaker Douglas Rosenberg’s novel idea...

Dance, Film, and Kinesthetic Response - A Call Toward Action by Jen Edwards Nearly a year ago, I had the opportunity to make a short video, for distribution on a large online platform. The assignment was to teach a relaxation technique through the piece. I knew that...

Body of Water: Video installation and live performance by Dawn Kramer and Stephen Buck at Pozen Center and Godine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, June 3-4, 2011 Review by Debra Cash A dappled chameleon lingers among granite boulders. A water lily’s pale face...

Postcards from Italy: Making an Effort with Interactive Art by Renata Shepard Renata Sheppard is a dancer, choreographer, and media artist currently enjoying a Fulbright Fellowship in Turin, Italy. Her Fulbright research involves a live interactive performance that will soon become a dance for the camera work...

Continuing the Conversation Erin Brannigan’s Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image Book Review by Terry Sprague As we continue to piece together the puzzle that is the ever-emerging genre of dance on film and video, Erin Brannigan provides us with a foundational piece of that puzzle in her...

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Deborah Jowitt on bodies in motion One of the most sought after voices in the dance community at large, Deborah Jowitt is back with her blog DanceBeat: Deborah Jowitt on bodies in motion. Departing from the Village Voice earlier this year, Jowitt is dedicated to continuing her efforts in...