Dance on Camera 2013
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From February 1-5, 2013, Dance on Camera returned to the Film Society for its 17th consecutive year with an exciting and diverse array of dance films, including several premieres. The 7 short films present the work of filmmakers based in the United Kingdom, Russia, Australia, and the United States and the 4 panels address various definitions of dance film from it’s role in music videos to it’s position on the spectrum of commercial and art film.
Arthur & Aileen
Marta Renzi, USA, 2012; 16mins
This short documentary takes place in a tiny New York apartment, which can barely contain the combined energy of dancer Arthur Aviles, danced for many years with Bill T. Jones /Arnie Zane Dance Company, and his mentor, Aileen Passloff, an octogenarian teacher and...
Georgia Parris, UK, 2011; 4mins
Brighter Borough draws you in with the nostalgic sound of an old Kodak Carousel slide machine, projecting abstract images onto floating silks in a rundown theatre, resting on a final image, we dissolve to a London roundabout.
Folie à Deux
Nel Shelby, USA, 2012; 11mins
Folie à Deux is an exploration into the interior landscapes of two people whose acts of intimacy are the fantasy that thinly veils a greater discord.
Natasha Merkulova, Russia, 2012; 17mins
A movie about looking for the substance of life. The film is a cinematic dance fantasia performed by Anna Abalikhina, one of the leading Russian contemporary dancers and choreographers.
The Next Step Is
Victoria Sendra, USA, 2012; 5mins
The Next Step Is explores Einstein’s theory of relativity and its dimensions and ramifications.
Wild Like Kylie
Bhenjamin Ra, Australia, 2012; 3mins
On a small property in rural Australia, a woman grieves for her departed daughter through the ancient and spiritual practice of pottery making.
Commercial and Art
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.
Brighid Greene- Communications Associate, Dance Films A...
Sigur Rós Video Music
Sixteen directors and artists selected by Sigur Rós band members were invited to present their works in the framework of the Valtari Mystery Film Experiment. Each was asked to direct a motion picture inspired by the music from the band’s album, “Valtari”. Sigur Rós gave them complete artistic fre...
Ice Theater of New York
Ice dancing has developed into a lyric and virtuosic art form far removed from the spectacles of bygone eras. The program will explore “dance on ice” through a brief overview of the history of figure skating as a choreographic art form. Olympic champion and television commentator Dick Button will...
Capturing Motion NYC 2013
For a second year, DFA invited high school students throughout the five boroughs to submit dance films between 1-5 minutes in length for Capturing Motion NYC, a student film competition. This panel includes a panel discussion about the student’s processes and the winning student film which screen...