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Long Legs Short Films

June 19, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$6 – $10
After our first wildly successful Long Legs Short Films with DCTV back in November, DCTV and DFA come together again to present another evening of moving moving image – a screening of short films of various genres that explores dance through a different lens.


$6 / DCTV + DFA Members $10 / General Space is limited!


The Films

June 10, 20151050.6(c)

In the midst of an urgent and alienating reform are New York City’s renowned subway car performers.

June 10, 20153 Day Weekend

Dance outbreak cures mass boredom.

June 10, 2015Akasha

Akasha is the Sanskrit word for “aether,” said to embody the four elements of earth, air, fire and water. This film uses the expressive movements of aerial and dance to explore one woman’s connection to the elements around her.

Narrated by Sylvia Plath’s recitation of “The Applicant,” a dehumanized woman uses movement to stand strong against the lacking pursuit of her suitor.

June 10, 2015Dance of the Neurons

24 dancers embody the birth of neurons, activating the brain/body. Created in consultation with leading neuroscientists.

June 10, 2015Dirty

A duet between woman and dirt.

June 10, 2015DISCOTROPIC

niv Acosta explores the relationship between science fiction, disco, astrophysics, and the black American experience through live performance.

A Queer Venezuelan journeys through Williamsburg, Brooklyn experimenting with the body in this improvisation shot and edited in 24 hours.

June 10, 2015kym and laurel

kym and laurel is a super 8mm film exploring personal narratives through body language. Featuring Laurel Atwell and Kym Chambers. Silent.

June 10, 2015Portraiture

It’s not just pointe and shoot. Portraiture shows what it takes to get good, unique head shots.

Movement becomes imaginary as the internal feelings of beachgoer slowly unfold.

June 10, 2015SajakThor

SajakThor engages with a violent political landscape that has remained challenging in Cambodia ever since the country’s last election, depicting the Apsara dancer as peacemaker.

Are you online but not connected? Are you an animal? Are you walking here? We got this one and with you, we’d like to get the next one!

Courtesy of the artists and Kate Werble Gallery, New York Drawn from footage of a performance designed for the landmark historical rooms of the Park Avenue Armory, recently opened to the public at the time of the video’s making, Park Avenue…shit… is a reflection on…

Presented by

Founded in 1972, DCTV is an established media arts resource for NYC’s independent filmmaking community, providing affordable workshops, production equipment rentals, post-production facilities, a signature screening series, renowned youth programming, and more – all under the same roof as its award-winning documentary production house. DCTV is also the soon-to-be home of the first US documentary-only cinema! DCTV Presents is DCTV’s signature screening and event series that highlights innovative and provocative work from the independent filmmaking community. From screening films by emerging artists to hosting master classes led by renowned groundbreakers in the industry, each event offers the public a unique and inclusive opportunity to share, support and embrace truly independent art. Dance Films Association (DFA) builds upon founder Susan Braun’s vision by acting as the catalyst for the production, presentation, and preservation of dance on camera. Today, DFA serves the global dance film community by providing membership opportunities, connecting artists and organizations, fostering new works for new audiences, and sharing essential resources. Programs range from screening series including the Dance on Camera Festival co-presented with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and educational opportunities including Dance Film Lab composed of master classes, panel discussions, and moderated screening.

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June 19, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$6 – $10
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