Since moving to New York from Germany in 2003, Tanja Meding has worked as a producer for Maysles Films and other independent production companies. Amongst others, she produced SALLY GROSS-THE PLEASURE OF STILLNESS by Albert Maysles and Kristen Nutile which aired on WNET/Thirteen and Channel 25 and is now available on DVD from www.reframecollection.org. Starting in 2007, Tanja produces and distributes short films by Rosane Chamecki, Andrea Lerner and Phil Harder: JACKIE & JUDY premiered at DANCE ON CAMERA at LINCOLN CENTER was awarded with a PEARL at the POOL 2010 Festival in Berlin. Currently exhibiting is a video installation of three shorts: BOXING, THE COLLECTION and FLYING LESSON at NY’s newly opened New York Live Arts theater. In addition, Tanja is the co-producer of Gabriella Bier’s LOVE DURING WARTIME, a documentary about an Israeli dancer and her Palestinian husband, which premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and the US co-producer of Pascale Obolo’s documentary CALYPSO ROSE, LIONESS OF THE JUNGLE about music legend Calypso Rose which will air nationwide on PBS as part of AfroPoP in early 2012.
“Endless Possibilities: Dance Through the Camera”
by Jaime Kight
Jaime Kight is a dancer, historian, and writer living in New York City. She will graduate from Florida State University with an M.A. in American Dance Studies in December of 2011.“Promising Times Ahead”by Terry Sprague
Terry Sprague, PhD, is an associate faculty member at California State University, San Marcos and Mira Costa College in the Departments of Film and Dance. Her doctoral dissertation, Ambiguous Bodies: Representations of Female Identity in Contemporary Screendance focused on screendance artists who are challenging the norm in inventive ways. After a lively career in dance as a choreographer, performer and teacher, Sprague is adding screendance-maker to the mix. She lives three blocks from the Pacific Ocean in Encinitas, California.“Katrina MacPherson’s Dance for the Camera Workshop”
Reflections by Ally Voye and Alise Anderson
Ally Voye began her dance training in Salt Lake City at the Life Arts Center. She graduated from the World Arts and Cultures department at UCLA where she studied and performed with Maria Gillespie and Victoria Marks, among others. Her choreography and film work has been presented at the Freud Playhouse, American College Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow, Highways Performance Space, Anatomy Riot, UCLA’s Fowler Museum, UCLA’s Hothouse Choreography Residency, Pasadena Dance Festival, The Ford Amphitheater, Victoria Reel Dance Film Festival, Kinetic Cinema – NYC, University of Utah’s Dance for the Camera Festival, UMOVE Online Videodance Festival Looking Left, Santa Cruz, and the American Dance Festival Video Dance Festival. Ally is co-founder and co-artistic director of IN/EX Dance Project, a Los Angeles-based collaborative dance company dedicated to the creation of unconventional performances (www.inexdanceproject.com). In addition producing, performing and choreographing locally, Ally teaches dance at the Growing Place, First Pres Nursery School and the Crossroads School.Alise Anderson is a new DFA member who is currently attending film school at Berkeley Digital Film Institute. She studied modern dance at Utah Valley University and has attended many dance film workshops. Alise recently completed a dance film piece that she has entered into multiple festivals. http://vimeo.com/27979639