Examining dance film beyond the movie theater screen, Dance on Camera explores dance films in both commercial and artistic contexts with filmmaker and choreographer Celia Rowlson-Hall and conceptual video artist Brian Gonzalez/ Taxiplasm. Rowlson-Hall will screen commercial dance films she’s made for Lee Jeans, Keller Shoes, and Kate Spade as well as her most recent film for Metal Magazine, UNTO THE LOCUSTS, with performances by Bobbi Jean Smith of Batsheva, Megan LaCrone of New York City Ballet, and Rowlson-Hall, also a Bessie Award winning performer. Gonzalez, who has worked with various fashion labels and whose work has been shown at Art Basel-Miami and Vogue.com, will screen AS ABOVE, SO BELOW and IT CAN’T BE TRUE.
UNTO THE LOCUSTS (2012) 5 mins 10 secs
Director: Celia Rowlson-Hall
Unto The Loctust is an interpretive film that blends dance performed by Bobbi Jean Smith of Batsheva, Megan LaCrone of New York City Ballet, and Rowlson-Hall, also a Bessie Award winning performer and fashion of The Reformation, Holy Tee and floral head-dresses from Ashley Lloyd Millinery.
IT CAN’T BE TRUE (2010) 7 mins 52 secs
Director: Brian Gonzalez / Taxiplasm
A blind woman feels the enticing presence of a voyeur outside her window one night, and warmed by his gaze, she keeps him watching.
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW (2012) 5 mins 42 secsDirector: Brian Gonzalez/ Taxiplasm
Amidst a purgatorial storm, one is pulled above the tangible and delicate surface towards the infinite above, only to discover what holds them down is the desperation of another soul.