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                              Third Coast Film Festival - Deadline July 25th Oklahoma Dance Film Festival - Deadline: August 15 Sao Carlos Videodance Festival/2011 - Deadline: July 30th University of Utah Int'l Dance for the Camera Festival - Deadline: July 15th Festival Internacional...

Starting at the Beginning: Introducing Dance Film to College Students by Sharon Wyrrick When an expressive form integrates multiple mediums, it is difficult to find ways to articulate the diverse creations of its practitioners while preserving what holds it together as a genre. What is dance film? The very fact that...

How Did I Get Myself Into This? The gestation of a new festival by Greta Schoenberg It was one week before showtime when Dance Films Association invited me to write about the motivation for starting a new dance film festival in San Francisco. At that time I was definitely questioning...

Curating an Online Archive: Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive by Norton Owen One of the main goals of any archive is to provide access to its treasures. If any individual item, no matter what its supposed value, can never be viewed or studied or shared, what is its ultimate worth? We all...

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="259"] Dance Interactive Photo Credits (left to right): Ted Shawn, photo Shapiro Studios; Drew Jacoby, photo Kristi Pitsch; Shantala Shivalingappa, photo C.P. Satyajit[/caption] Dance for Camera This has one good element going for it: The understood idea here is dance that is made to...

[caption id="attachment_3210" align="aligncenter" width="432" caption="Dance Interactive Photo Credits (left to right): Ted Shawn, photo Shapiro Studios; Drew Jacoby, photo Kristi Pitsch; Shantala Shivalingappa, photo C.P. Satyajit"][/caption] A Rose is a Rosa is a Hesperrhodos — (re)Naming an Art Form — by Mitchell Rose It’s embarrassing. My art form is...

What is wabi sabi? According to Wikipedia, it is a Japanese aesthetic that "acknowledges three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect." In the clip below,  meet Marlon-Barrios Solano,  founder and director of dance-tech.net - and DFA's online strategy advisor - as he interviews choreographer Jill...

Seems that it takes a bit of controversy for a ballerina to make it on TV.  In response to the noise surrounding the removal of the "face replacement" special effects in Darren Aronofsky's BLACK SWAN, below...

Dance on Camera Festival Workshop & Screening at Beacon High School by Dalienne Majors On January 26, New York City’s Beacon High School hosted a dance film workshop and screening of two films by Caswell Coggins: DESTINO and CONFINEMENT. Coggins, assisted by Beacon’s dance and video teachers and Assistant Principal,...

..but it will introduce you to the founder of Dance Films Association - Susan Braun. In the clip below, Braun is interviewed by Billie Mahoney - a legendary hoofer serving on DFA's Board of Directors at the time of the 1989 interview. Braun regales Mahoney...

No Dancing Images by Kathryn Luckstone The Museum of the Moving Image relaunched on January 15th of this year, after having closed in 2008. Located in Astoria, Queens, the museum is appropriately adjacent to the Kaufman Studios and the Frank Sinatra Performing Arts High School. The newly renovated space, designed by architect...

Finding Stillness in Parkour An interview between Journal Editor Kathryn Luckstone and commercial photographer James Starkman on his exhibit Let Go: Moment in Movement, on view through March 17th in the Furman Gallery of the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center. Firstly, what is Parkour? Parkour is a way of moving,...

Below are excerpts from Understanding Pina: The Legacy of Pina Bausch, which will be screened in its entirety on Monday, March 7 at 7:00 pm as part of Dance Films @ the Flea. The 40-minute piece explores Bausch's dance background and offers insights into her creative legacy,...

Review: Flamenco, Flamenco Carlos Saura, 2010; Spain, 2010 by Eva Yaa Asantewaa FLAMENCO, FLAMENCO opens, and you find yourself hovering just below the vaulted ceiling of Seville's Pavilion of the Future, a remnant of the 1992 World's Fair in Spain. Staring into the structure's severe, track-like arches, you eventually feel a...

It's part of the intriguing body of films produced by Yak Films,  whose work was among those screened at Judson Church last month, part of a partnership between the Movement Research Studies Project Series and DFA.  Artists in the Studies Project selected 3 pieces from festival...

DANCE ON CAMERA JOURNAL January-February 2011 Volume 13, No. 7 DFA Bulletin Call for dance film submissions! Festdecurt Festival in Denia, Spain. Deadline is March 21 Submissions Call for short film submissions! Aesthetica Short Film Competition Deadline is April 31. Submissions DanceNYC hosts Mid-Season Symposium on February 26 at the 3LD Art & Technology Center. Register for the Symposium ...

DANCE ON CAMERA JOURNAL January-February 2011 Volume 14, No. 1 DFA’s 39th Annual Dance on Camera Festival Jury Prize Honorees From left: Joanna Ney, Shi Jing Xin, Rannvá Káradóttir, Mei Yin Ng, Anne Linsel & Deirdre Towers         Jury Prize for Best Dance Film BOW – Rannvá Káradóttir, 2010; Faroe Islands...

Neil Sieling, the curator of the Big Screen Project, asked the filmmakers whose shorts were shown on January 27 during the Dance on Camera Festival whether he could continue to show their shorts in March. Other dance on camera shorts will be shown on the...

DFA's 39th Dance on Camera Festival 2011 JURY PRIZE HONOREES BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM THE LAST TIGHTROPE DANCER IN ARMENIA "This captivating documentary reminds us how a body balancing in space and defying gravity is a magical act.  A moving and melancholic film that shows the struggles of...

Many attendees at the recent Dance on Camera Festival were delighted to meet one of DFA's newest members: articulate, vivacious, accessible Patricia Ward Kelly - Gene Kelly's widow. Yes, THAT Gene Kelly!  Because 2012  marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of that American treasure,...

"A message of love, a message of suffering, a message of sorrow." So says a blind man in Kinshasa, Congo when he hears classical music for the first time courtesy of Alain Platel's sensational production of Pitie performed by his Belgian dance-theatre company C de...

The three girls featured in ALL THE LADIES SAY (photo at left) - Aiko, Lady Champ and Baby Love - are flying in for both screenings at Walter Reade Theatre. Party to follow uptown...

1-6:30              Baryshnikov Arts Center, Studio 6B – Billy Cowie Retrospective 1:30pm            Beacon School –   Meet the Director Caswell Coggins 3:00pm           Beacon School – Screening of DESTINO 6:30- 8        ...

Billy Cowie landed safely in New York City. Today we are loading in his amazing 3d video show at Baryshnikov Arts Center. Join us later at Big Screen Project for 2 screenings. Jan 24, 5 & 7 pm Dance on Camera/Bravo!FACT at The Big Screen Project. Read Robert Johnson's Star...

Jan 23, 6pm Bravo!FACT at The Big Screen Project. Read Robert Johnson's Star Ledger preview of Dance on Camera Festival See Dance on Camera Jan 23, SundayArts, noon on WNET, Channel 13 Read about Ina Hahn's documentary on Doris Humphrey DFA & The Film Society of Lincoln Center present...

The Dance Goodbye An Interview between Editor Kathryn Luckstone and DFA fiscal sponsored filmmakers Eileen Douglas & Ron Steinman Along with Ron Steinman – her producing partner in Douglas/Steinman Productions - Eileen Douglas has been a member of Dance Films Association for well over a decade. When asked how she...

Alla Kovgan: Shoemaker by Marta Renzi How does an award-winning filmmaker share her insights and experience in only two hours? Alla Kovgan chose to outline the process of making the short film NORA - from the original decision to focus on Nora Chipaumire as subject/story, to tips on editing. Along the...