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Beyond the Stage: Moving Men on Screen

November 7, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$10 – $12.00

Beyond the Stage: Moving Men on Screen

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Presented by Dance Films Association Hosted by Vernon Scott Wednesday, November 07 at 7:30PM

Riffing on Dixon Place’s popular series, Moving Men, DFA curates an evening of men dancing on screen for Beyond the Stage: Moving Men on Screen. Hosted by Vernon Scott, the evenings will transition from live performance to a collection of films created by, featuring, and celebrating the male dancer.  DFA will screen films by some of our fiscally sponsored projects alongside short dance films and other works in progress. The Lounge, the friendly, neighborhood LES bar in Dixon Place, will be open before at 6:00pm, during, and after the performance until midnight for theater patrons. Venue Dixon Place 161A Chrystie Street New York, NY 10002 Tickets $12 for General Admission, $10 for DFA Members (Members email brighid@dancefilms.org for discount code) Clothing Sponsor boysdancetoo.com An amazing, resourceful website that is not just an online store, but a service to all guy dancers.


Live Performance  Choreography by Amber Adams Dancers: Cameron Burke-Samson, Jeff Sykes, John Donehey, and Joshua Stansbury The evening opens with male dancers interacting with and guiding the audience to the theater. Through movement and monologue The dancers will be Shifting between the objective anatomical male body, their personal physical body, and finally their own masculine Character. These shifts will determine the relationship to the audience participants. Fiscally Sponsored Projects CHANNELING MARTHA by Talal Al-Muhanna This documentary film by Talal Al-Muhanna brings to the fore the magic and mystery, humor and heart that lay behind New York-based performer Richard Move’s uncanny and spectacular impersonation of the legendary modern dance choreographer Martha Graham (1894-1991). The film weaves performance footage from Move’s popular and long-running Martha@ shows with archival images of Graham and interviews with critics and associated artists – including former Graham dancers and other luminaries of the stage and screen. An intimate portrait of a unique performer.

MOVE by Melinda Soderling The impact of commercial dance has never been greater than it is today. MOVE, the first all-access look from the inside out, is a powerhouse documentary film featuring many of the most influential dance artists in the world. Set in a sexy, fast-paced and dynamic universe, MOVE tells the story of the drive to survive and succeed – and the joy, pain, fear, exhilaration, and constant uncertainty of staying there. From B-boy to Ballet to Broadway, from lowest-paid dancer to superstar choreographer, these are the tales of lives lived on the edge, of hope, hard work, courage and ultimately, transformation.

  • Moving Men Showcasing some of the most celebrated male dancers of our generation with Robert Hoffman, Desmond Richardson, Wade Robson, Rasta Thomas, John Selya, Danny Tidwell and others.
  • Legends First hand experiences about what made director/choreographers like Gower Champion,Jack Cole, Bob Fosse, Michael Kidd and Jerome Robbins legendary from Emanuel Azenberg, Sandahl Bergman, Marge Champion, Charlotte d’Amboise, Nicole Fosse, Mary Ann Lamb, Donna McKechnie, Jerry Mitchell, Bebe Neuwirth, Chita Rivera, Sergio Trujillo and Ben Vereen.
Completed Dance Films CHANT ET FUGUE by Martin and Facundo Lombard Lombard Twins Dancing in the street of Manhattan.

BROTHER’S KEEPER by Marta Renzi A moody space of striking dark and light where 3 young men explore their social, physical and animal natures.  In solos, duets and trios, they gradually disrobe, shaking off the gaze of the spectator and emerging as three angelic, solitary and impassioned individuals. With: Andy Chapman, Carlos Gonzalez and Amos Wolff.

FINDING BILLY (excerpts) by Joe Locarro This heartwarming documentary reveals the process of finding and casting the three original boys who played ‘Billy’ in “Billy Elliot the Musical” on Broadway and includes interviews with the creative team during the rehearsal process leading up to its Broadway opening.  With the Dance On Camera Festival premiere in January 2012, the director added an epilogue that chronicled the journey of the three Billy’s from opening night to the present.  “Finding Billy” is a tribute to the perseverance and sacrifice of the kids, their parents and their teachers. “Finding Billy” received two NY Emmy award nominations (best documentary and best director) and has been seen on PBS across the US.


November 7, 2012
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$10 – $12.00
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