Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Three days of dance on film! Sat, 5/6, Wed, 5/10, Sun, 5/14
Full schedule HERE
Individual screenings $12, or $72 for all 7 screenings
DANCING BEETHOVEN (Beethoven par Bejart)
Arantxa Aguirre, Switzerland, 2016, 79 min.
English and French, Japanese, and Spanish with English subtitles
Only a humanist like Maurice Bejart could pull off a dance piece to Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Now, some fifty years after its initial premiere, Ballet Bejart Lausanne, led by Gil Roman, who danced in the original production, sets out to reimagine the monumental work for a new generation. Aguirre documents the history of the piece, the dedication of the current dancers, and the complexity of a daunting multicultural collaboration between Lausanne, the Tokyo Ballet, and the Israel Symphony Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta. The result is an exhilarating blend of music and dance.
Martin and Facundo Lombard, Argentina, 2015, 4 min.
A powerful piece from the incomparable tap masters the Lombard twins, set to the music of Astor Piazzolla.
Marites Carino, Canada, 2014, 9 min.
Like two molecules affecting each other in space and briefly crossing paths, conceptual hip-hop dancers collide and share fleeting moments of intimate synchronicity on the streets of Montreal.
Dance on Camera Tour (or “Dance on Camera Touring Program”) is co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center and receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit www.dancefims.org. Sponsored by Madrona MindBody Institute
ABOUT DANCE ON CAMERA:
Inaugurated in 1971, Dance on Camera Festival, co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, remains the longest-running dance film festival in the world, providing a platform for choreographic storytelling and creative expression, and intimate access to innovative media artists and their cinematic works.
Each February in New York City, the Festival presents feature-length documentary and narrative films, inventive short films, filmmaker panels and special events, cutting edge media and art installations, as well as engaging community and student programs. Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center have co-presented the Festival since 1996, hosting screenings and special events at the Walter Reade Theater, with the addition of the Film Society’s landmark state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.
The Dance on Camera Festival and Tour receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, visit www.dancefims.org