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
The shorts program contains both narrative and documentary selections:
APPROACHING THE PUDDLE
Sebastian Gimmel, Germany, 2015, 8:33 min.
A curious woman, appropriately dressed for a rainy day explores her environment in an empty parking lot.
Kristen Lauth Shaffer, USA, 2015, 3 min.
A dance piece based on the idea that we are all imperceptibly connected, created with hundreds of pencils and hundreds of hands. Videotaped and converted into a series of still frames, the drawings - scanned, sequenced, and synced to music - are the basis of the final animation that turns 349 amateur artists into a powerful community.
RJ Muna, USA, 2013, 4 min.
A perfectly calibrated study of movement and physical architecture based on the characteristics of circular movement.
Wilkie Branson, UK 2015, 6:04 min.
An award-winning dance animation about dreams, aspirations and fears. Made
with over 4000 hand-cut characters over the period of a year.
STELLA & TOM
John Resner, USA, 2015, 7:25 min.
'Stella & Tom' features two of American Ballet Theatre’s finest dancers - Stella Abrera and Tom Forster - in a specially choreographed dance on film.
COLOR OF REALITY
Jon Boogz, USA, 2016, 6 min.
Alexa Meade is a visual storyteller who paints directly on the human body, creating a two-dimensional effect. Here she collaborates with movement artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck to produce an animated narrative that speaks to our country’s frustrations with the violence that haunts American society today.
A JUICE BOX AFTERNOON
Lily Baldwin, USA, 2014, 7:43
This is the first in a series Lily conceived as The Paperback Movie Project. Each short film is an interpretation of a novel and explores the fluid relationship between a reader and the character she is reading. 'A Juice Box Afternoon' tells the story of Ann Morrow Lindbergh through her own writing as she comes of age, meets Charles Lindbergh, and experiences flight in more ways than one.
HOMEGOINGS: A DANCE
Christine Turner, USA, 2013, 5 min.
Inspired by the award-winning documentary 'Homegoings', this original dance piece finds meaning and beauty in the life cycle.
LOST IN THE SHUFFLE
Simone Maurice, USA, 2016, 23 min.
Emmy Award-winning tap dancer and choreographer Jason Samuels Smith returns to his hometown of Jersey City to give free tap classes in an effort to salvage tap culture. Despite the dance’s neglect in black communities, the sight of small kids learning the moves is heartening and hopeful.
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 the 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