The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association have announced the 45th edition of Dance on Camera Festival, February 3-7. The longest-running dance film festival in the world, DOCF provides a platform for choreographic storytelling and creative expression, and intimate access to innovative media artists and their cinematic works.
Opening the festival is the world premiere of David Barba and James Pellerito’s Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer, an intimate look at the life and career of Brazilian ballet dancer and partner extraordinaire Marcelo Gomes, celebrating his 20th year with American Ballet Theatre in 2017. Gomes and the filmmakers will appear in person to kick off the festival. Dance on Camera Festival closes with a Special Presentation of Marie-Hélène Rebois’s In the Steps of Trisha Brown, a tribute to the retired postmodern dance icon that follows her original company restagers as they set one of the choreographer’s seminal works.
Additional highlights include Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme’s Justin Timberlake & The Tennessee Kids, an immersive concert film capturing the final two shows of the pop star’s 20/20 Experience World Tour; a double bill of landmark dance film Martha Graham: A Dancer’s World, celebrating its 60th anniversary, and a new restoration of Crises, the only filmed document of Merce Cunningham dancing with his original cast; the U.S. premiere of Dancing Beethoven, which chronicles three companies’ monumental dance collaboration to stage Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, choreographed by Maurice Béjart; portraits of dancers around the world, from two girls at a São Paulo ballet school for the blind and visually impaired (Looking at the Stars) to a prima ballerina’s struggle in the Cuban National Ballet (Queen of Thursdays) and a Brooklyn flex artist’s journey abroad (Storyboard P, a Stranger in Sweden); plus much more.
Co-curator Joanna Ney said, “The 2017 DOCF is an adventure into dance and music, with a rich sampling of dance forms that includes ballet, modern, postmodern, social dance, even street and flex dance. Our wide-ranging documentaries, a number of them world premieres, focus on artists both local and international whose stories compel and inspire. With support for the arts diminishing, it is heartening to watch dance on screen invent and reinvent itself against the odds.”
“We are thrilled to celebrate 45 years of Dance on Camera with an exciting lineup that highlights stories from across the globe, with foreign films hailing from Brazil, Cuba, Finland, France, and Sweden,” added co-curator Liz Wolff. “Alongside a slate of international films, we champion films made in and about New York City, home to this festival since its inaugural year in 1971, revealing the ways the Big Apple’s landscape, population, and energy influence the art created here.”
Tickets go on sale Thursday, January 19. A pre-sale to Film Society and Dance Films Association members begins Thursday, January 12. A 3+ film discount package and an All Access Pass will be available.
All films screen digitally at the Walter Reade Theater unless otherwise noted.
Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer
David Barba, James Pellerito, USA, 2017, 83m
Marcelo Gomes has been that rare dancer: a versatile leading man and, arguably, the best partner of his generation. Just listen to how Julie Kent, Veronika Part, and others light up when they speak about him! The filmmakers take us on an intimate journey from his native Brazil to the stage of the Metropolitan and beyond to show just how much dedication and discipline are required to reach the top and how much physical stress is imposed on the body in the process, even a perfect one like his. In archival footage, rehearsal, and privileged backstage and dressing room interviews, Gomes emerges as a warm and charming personality, a serious artist, and a fun-loving regular guy. In 2017 he celebrates a milestone—his 20th anniversary with American Ballet Theatre.
Our Five Senses | Movement No. 1
Ben Rich, USA, 2016, 5m
Choreographer/performer Selene Muñoz upends the perceived boundaries between the drama of flamenco and the stately grace of ballet by introducing a surprise element. With New York City Ballet principals Ask la Cour and Amar Ramasar, she creates a sensual dance performed against the austere backdrop of Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island.
Friday, February 3, 8:30pm
Q&A with Marcelo Gomes, and directors David Barba and James Pellerito
Closing Night • Special Presentation
In the Steps of Trisha Brown (Dans les pas de Trisha Brown)
Marie-Hélène Rebois, France, 2016, 80m
English and French with English subtitles
One of Trisha Brown’s early signature pieces, “Glacial Decoy,” joins the repertory of the Paris Opera Ballet. The director’s artful camera captures the process of transmission body to body as Lisa Kraus, an original “Decoy” cast member, and Carolyn Lucas, Associate Artistic Director of the Trisha Brown company, demonstrate the unfamiliar vocabulary to a select group of game Paris Opera dancers. The film plunges us into the spellbinding world of Trisha Brown, which remains as beautiful and mysterious as ever.
Between Stephen and Yvonne
Kevin Hayden, USA, 2016, 10m
Stephen Petronio and Yvonne Rainer, two postmodern icons and friends, enjoy a boat ride and lunch and wistfully look back on key moments in their enduring careers.
Tuesday, February 7, 8:00pm
Q&A with Lisa Kraus, restager for Trisha Brown Company and original “Decoy” cast member, and Carolyn Lucas.
Alive & Kicking
Susan Glatzer, USA, 2016, 84m
For many, swing dance is an addiction and a joyful practice. This documentary is an insider’s look into the culture of the current swing dance world and an examination of the social and personal issues that affect the lives of the film’s subjects. What is remarkable is that no matter how tough things get, these men and women find their bliss doing what they love to do. On the dance floor they virtually explode with energy—leaping, twisting, revolving. There’s no way the viewer can keep still or not feel the joy. A Magnolia Pictures release.
Kristen Lauth Shaeffer, USA, 2015, 3m
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.
Monday, February 6, 8:30pm
Dancing Beethoven (Beethoven Par Béjart)
Arantxa Aguirre, Switzerland, 2016, 79m
English and French, Japanese, and Spanish with English subtitles
Only a humanist like Maurice Béjart could pull off a dance piece to Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Now, some fifty years after its initial premiere, Ballet Béjart 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.
Being and Nothingness
Alejandro Alvarez, Canada, 2016, 8m
Using Jean-Paul Sartre’s existential philosophy for a springboard, the Canadian choreographer Guillaume Côté creates tension with his solo set on National Ballet of Canada prima ballerina Greta Hodgkinson to Philip Glass’s hypnotic “Metamorphosis Four.”
Monday, February 6, 6:00pm
Tribute to Seminal Postmodernist, David Gordon
The following two made-for-television films are shown as part of the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts’s ongoing installation ‘David Gordon: Archiveography – Under Construction’ (December 6, 2016 – April 6, 2017), about the American writer, director, choreographer, and dancer.
Punch & Judy Get Divorced
David Gordon and Mark Pellington, USA, 1992, 27m
This wild look at domestic violence and marital relations uses the age-old tale of Punch and Judy. The bickering characters are aided and abetted by music composed by the late Carl Stallings for the legendary Warner Bros. cartoons. The comic shenanigans keep things delightfully confusing. Featuring expert acting by all, including standouts Mary Louise Wilson and Alice Playten. (Alive TV/PBS)
David Gordon and John Sanborn, USA, 1989, 29m
Originally created by David Gordon for his Pick Up Performance Co(s), this work is set to Klezmer music with fabric, as Gordon, wife Valda Setterfield, and other dancers cavort in circles, lines, and processionals, manipulating yards of arresting material designed by artist Power Boothe. The mix of serious ritual and organized chaos is uniquely Gordonian. (BBC TV)
Mitchell Rose, USA, 2016, 6m
Forty-two American contemporary choreographers link together on a chain love letter to dance.
Sunday, February 5, 3:00pm
Q&A with David Gordon and producer Alyce Dissette
Ron Honsa, USA, 2016, 70m
This documentary brings together a choreographer, her dancers, and the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the nonfiction work that inspired her bold experiment. David Maraniss’s book They Marched into Sunlight is a chronicle of the Vietnam era that explores the effects of war on those in battle and those at home. The year is 1967, the same year of student protests on the University of Wisconsin campus. The challenge for choreographer Robin Becker is to combine these events into a full-scale contemporary dance. The director blends rehearsal and performance footage with interviews with key figures from the book and the author himself. Amazingly, the dancers absorb the complex material and make a stunning contribution to the multilayered work.
Andrew Michael Ellis, USA, 2016, 10m
An interview with a former African American slave accompanies a powerful dance vignette of an urban man in extremis. The juxtaposition of past and present raises questions about inherited trauma and the possibility of regeneration.
Saturday, February 4, 1:00pm
Q&A with Ron Honsa, David Maraniss and Robin Becker.
Justin Timberlake & The Tennessee Kids
Jonathan Demme, USA, 2016, 90m
U.S. Theatrical Premiere
Following its gala premiere at the Toronto Film Festival and its world premiere on Netflix, this vibrant concert film holds its U.S. theatrical premiere at the Dance on Camera Festival. Teaming two masters of their craft—Grammy-winning superstar Justin Timberlake and Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme—in a pitch-perfect collaboration, it fully captures the excitement of the final two shows of Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience World Tour at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena. Timberlake performs some of his signature hits with his band and dancers, collectively dubbed “The Tennessee Kids.” A rousing Memphis-style music and dance extravaganza, this is also a celebration of diversity and community. The chance to see it on the big screen with surround sound in one of the country’s best and recently upgraded film venues is an opportunity not to be missed. A Netflix release.
Saturday, February 4, 8:30pm
Introduction by Jonathan Demme
Looking at the Stars (Olhando pras estrelas)
Alexandre Peralta, Brazil, 2016, 90m
Portuguese with English subtitles
The Fernanda Bianchini Ballet Association for the Blind in São Paolo is the sole ballet school in the world for the visually impaired. The film tells the story of two youngsters in the program: Geyza, who lost her vision at the age of nine but continues to pursue her dream to become a ballerina, and Thalia, her teenage protegée, who has multiple aspirations and a feisty personality. Both are without a trace of self-pity. For each, ballet is an important creative outlet and a means of becoming a more powerful self. Watching them confront their daily challenges proves to be a deeply emotional experience.
Friday, February 3, 6:15pm
Q&A with Alexandre Peralta and producer/cinematographer Alejandro Martinez
Kersti Grunditz Brennan, Sweden, 2016, 97m
Swedish with English subtitles
Marie Lindqvist has been a principal dancer with the Royal Swedish Ballet for over 20 years, performing lead roles in both classical and modern ballets to great acclaim. The filmmaker closely follows her subject for the last four years of her dancing career, capturing her thoughts and her down-to-earth personality in rehearsal, onstage, on the road, and at a star-studded gala. Choreographers Mats Ek and Marcia Haydée create roles for her, and Lindqvist comes across as a dedicated artist and consummate professional eager to make the transition from dancer to whatever comes next on her own terms. A national treasure in her own country, she deserves to be better known around the world.
Tomoko Mikanagi, Japan, 2016, 4m
Miki Orihara, best known as a principal dancer with the Martha Graham company, is seen in a solo she choreographed for herself against a backdrop of skyscrapers at sunset.
Saturday, February 4, 3:00pm
Q&A with Director, Kersti Grunditz Brennan and Marie Lindqvist
Martha Graham: A Dancer’s World
Peter Glushanok, USA, 1957, 31m
On the 60th anniversary of this iconic dance film, we honor the incomparable Graham as a pioneer who helped shape the history of modern dance in the 20th century. In it she refers to dancers as “divine normals,” who do what the human body is capable of doing but only after years disciplined training. She speaks about her art in a grand, oracular manner, sitting at a table in her dressing room, applying her makeup, fixing her signature chignon and getting into costume as if to perform the role of Jocasta in “Night Journey.” Evidently, this was the task-oriented concept that allowed Graham, then in her 60s, to overcome her fear of appearing before the camera. The director cuts between her dressing room and the studio where members of her company demonstrate what a Graham technique class was all about. Historian John Mueller called this “one of the most beautiful dance films ever made” and it’s easy to see why.
This screening is followed by a selection of interviews with six members of the Graham company from 2007—Mimi Cole, Mary Hinkson, Linda Hodes, Stuart Hodes, Yuriko Kikuchi, and Ethel Winter—which shed further light on Graham’s method and process. Produced the Criterion Collection. Presentation made possible with the permission of the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, Inc. All rights reserved. A Janus Films presentation.
Helen Priest Rogers, USA, 1961, 22m
Merce Cunningham danced with Martha Graham for several years before taking modern dance in a new direction. Filmed at the American Dance Festival at Connecticut College, this is the only film version of Cunningham performing with the original cast: Carolyn Brown, Judith Dunn, Viola Farber, and Marilyn Wood. This is the debut screening of the 2K restoration, with added sound. Cunningham referred to this piece as “an adventure in togetherness.” Many thanks to the Merce Cunningham Trust and the American Dance Film Archive for providing the film and logistical support.
Sunday, February 5, 6:30pm
Introduction by Jennifer Goggans, former dancer with the Merce Cunningham Company; Q&A with former Martha Graham dancer Stuart Hodes, Ellen Graff a former Martha Graham dancer, author and dance historian, and Janet Eilber, Artistic Director Martha Graham Dance Company
Queen of Thursdays
Orlando Rojas, USA, 2016, 78m
Spanish with English subtitles
For director Rojas this is a highly personal look at Rosario Suárez, the former prima ballerina of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, known to her fans as “Cherín.” Due to a rivalry with the company’s longtime founder and director Alicia Alonso, she is rarely permitted to perform on the weekends but is showcased on the ballet’s Thursday programs, earning her the the titular sobriquet “la reina de los jueves.” Ballet lore can be fanciful but the film’s archival sequences and commentary confirm that Suárez was, indeed, an expressive dancer with a dazzling technique and a singular interpretive style. In this film, written and produced by Rojas and Dennis Scholl, her story plays like a grand melodrama: a promising career gets derailed by politics; she is made principal at an age when most ballerinas retire; she is forced to lead the life of an exile. In Miami, her adopted “home,” she faces new challenges to rebuild her life and career. Once again, as the film’s narrator suggests, she is “rolling a rock up the mountain, like Sisyphus.”
Wheel of Life
Marcia Jarmel, Ken Schneider, USA, 2015, 15m
El Oso (“The Bear”) is one of the founders of Casino—the dance that launched salsa. As our guide, he travels through Havana, sharing tales of his youth when the city’s clubs were “white only,” forcing him to dance on the streets. With changing times, a new global history begins. The film spins international relations onto the dance floor.
Sunday, February 5, 8:45pm
Q&A with Orlando Rojas, co-writer/producer Dennis Scholl, and Rosario Suãrez
Storyboard P, a Stranger in Sweden
Matthew D’Arcy, Sweden, 2016, 52m
Storyboard P has a slender body, and he makes it do impossible things. His improvised movements—alternately smooth and quivering—grow and sink in slow motion. D’Arcy captures the Brooklyn-born flex artist on his home turf and follows him to Sweden after two female hip-hop dancers invite him there to teach and perform. This encounter is a risky venture for all. Rules and regulations frustrate him, mood swings shake his self-belief, but in life, as in art, the unexpected is just around the corner.
Lost in the Shuffle
Simone Maurice, USA, 2016, 23m
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.
Sunday, February 5, 1:00pm
Shorts Program I: Narrative
Total Runtime: 59m
Saturday, February 4, 6:00pm
Martha Gregory, Noah Fowler, Kenny Polyak, USA, 2015, 1m
A male duet takes the physical to an emotional high.
Thomas Freundlich, Finland, 2016, 9m
On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely ice fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the sea ice and thaws out his newfound brother. With droll humor, Freundlich pays homage to the slapstick and melancholy of classic movies.
Color of Reality
Jon Boogz, USA, 2016, 6m
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.
Charli Brissey, USA, 2016, 2m
Two dandies flirt over a game of chess.
How You Look At It
Wendy Seyb, USA, 2015, 9m
Inspired by a Carl Jung quote, this silent comic short features a man in a rut. But can a love-at-first-sight encounter change his perspective and routine?
Molat & Molat
Kate Duhamel, USA, 2016, 6m
This is the story of Pascal Molat dancing, as told by Matisse Molat, age five.
Yasuaki Fujinami, Japan, 2016, 4m
A man in a subway car is impelled to break free of his demons.
The First Date
Mary John Frank, USA, 2016, 6m
Natalie and David experience attraction, doubt, and disagreement and make excellent partners in crime.
The Song of GuQin—Rain & Summer
Alex Wu (Zhen Wu), China, 2016, 4m
An interactive dance performance featuring a girl growing up confused and a boy who plays ball with an imaginary partner.
Katherine MacNaughton, Canada, 2016, 6m
A rebuke to technology and the isolation it can create.
What Goes Up . . .
Hollye Bynum, USA, 2015, 3m
A time-lapse of two individuals experiencing the journey of a full romantic relationship from finish to start.
Graham Clayton-Chance, UK, 2015, 6m
The verbal and physical slapstick of this dance monologue suggests dark truths behind love, sex, and relationships. Taken from the archive of the late Nigel Charnock, this is the first in a series of new films that honor his classic performances.
Shorts Program II: Experimental
Total Runtime: 63m
Tuesday, February 7, 6:00pm
A Body in the East Village
Eiko Otake, USA, 2016, 20m
Eiko Otake’s solo project “A Body in Places” was the focus of Danspace Project’s tenth Platform, a month-long curated program during which she gave performances in the East Village. This piece is part of that series. Shot in various locations, it is a collaboration on film between Eiko and cinematographer Alexis Moh. To watch this electrifying performer as she moves around the neighborhood engaging with her audience is to experience a ritual like no other.
Peter Kyle, USA, 2015 4m
North American Premiere
Choreographer-director Peter Kyle and composer James Bigbee Garver have collaborated since 2006. This Escher-like film poem uses the roving camera-eye as another body in space, navigating a tiered urban environment where little seems fixed and where humans and the environment are in constant conversation.
Gravitation: Variation in Time and Space
Andrei Severny, Russia, 2015, 14m
A synergy of dance and cinema shot entirely in slow motion and featuring Diana Vishneva, principal dancer of the Mariinsky Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre. The film is the story of creation, inner struggle, and transformation.
Emelie Mahdavian, USA, 2016, 3m
The director explores the censorship of Iranian women’s dance performance while raising questions as to what constitutes a woman’s body in the digital age.
The Shadow Drone Project
Charles Linehan, Karolis Janulis, UK, 2016, 12m
North American Premiere
This film is a collaboration between choreographer Linehan (UK) and Lithuanian photographer Karolis Janulis filming civic and natural environments and prescribed choreographic events from an unmanned aerial vehicle (a Phantom Drone) with stunning results. The aerial view offers a unique perspective in which people and objects seem to be more present than in their actual form.
The Indexical Dance-a-Thon!
Evann Siebens, Canada, 2016, 4m
Siebens finds a personal direction on “how to shoot” dance using film, collage, text, and projection. Shot at Ballett Frankfurt and the Western Front in Canada, the film mixes professionals and amateurs whose use of simple improvisation gestures adds another layer of interest.
The Unpainted Woman
Kathy Rose, USA, 2016, 4m
Part Fantastic Voyage, part celebration of the artist’s younger self, Kathy Rose’s film is a series of jewel-like images. “Reality is both harsh and wondrous. I am trying to circumvent it all,” says this ever-inventive filmmaker of her process.
Free Panels & Events
Bare Feet in NYC with Mickela Mallozzi
Bare Feet in NYC with Mickela Mallozzi, a 30-minute TV travel series, follows Emmy Award–winning travel host Mickela Mallozzi as she combines her two passions in life: travel & dance. Featuring clips from her “Little Brazil” episode, Mallozzi will discuss the challenges, obstacles, and magical moments that happen while documenting artistic preservation in New York City’s ethnic neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs.
Bare Feet in NYC with Mickela Mallozzi is an official co-production with NYC Media, which is part of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.
Friday, February 3, 5:00pm, Amphitheater
Capturing Motion NYC
Screening and Jury Discussion
Capturing Motion NYC, a program of Dance Films Association for high school students in the five boroughs comprised of workshops and a competition, invites students to submit dance films between 1 and 5 minutes to show at the Dance on Camera Festival. Now in its fifth year, the event will feature screenings of this year’s finalists, reviewed by an esteemed jury of dance film professionals, plus a selection of previous winning films. This year’s winning film will be screened in the Shorts Program on Closing Night.
Monday, February 6, 4:30pm, Amphitheater
Exhibit: The Art of Movement, NYC Dance Project
The Art of Movement is an exhibit by Brooklyn-based husband-and-wife photography team Ken Browar and Deborah Ory, known also by their company name, NYC Dance Project. Highlighting the captivating magic and athleticism of dancers through photography, the show will present images from their best-selling book, The Art of Movement (winner of the International Photography Award for best book in 2016), a stunning collection of hundreds of breathtaking photographs of more than 70 dancers from American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham Dance Company, Boston Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, the Royal Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet, and many more.
Friday, February 3 – Wednesday, February 15, Furman Gallery
Work-in-Progress Screening: Danseur
Selected from Dance Films Association’s Production Grant application pool, the Work-in-Progress Screening is a special program to highlight the process of dance filmmaking, acknowledge its challenges and rewards, and encourage collective discovery. This year’s screening is Danseur by Scott Gormley, a documentary about the gender stereotypes, challenges and bias that young men face in ballet.
Moderated by Ellen Bar (producer, NY Export: Opus Jazz and Ballet 422) with filmmaker Scott Gormley.
Tuesday, February 7, 4:30pm, Amphitheater
Emerging Movement Summit @ Dance on Camera
Presented by the Emerging Movement Council
Hosted by Paul Galando, President of DFA and Chair of Education
In celebration of the 45th Anniversary of Dance on Camera Festival, this year we are focusing on inclusion and proliferation of information to our community. Beginning with this year’s Dance on Camera Kickoff Gala, we invite members of our community to join us as we take Dance Films Association programming into the next 45 years. Throughout the Festival, we will present talks with filmmakers and artists, culminating in a two-day summit on emerging movement education and production. Topics include: dance film training and education, live technologies, archiving, inclusion and disability, and virtual and augmented reality.
February 6 & 7
Keynote Address and Emerging Curricula in Dance on Camera
In this panel discussion and presentation, we talk with leading teachers and administrators as they describe their unique programs, which are shaping the landscape of dance film and emerging technology in dance. Special attention is given to describing options of study for new dance filmmakers and the Dance on Camera community.
Monday, February 6, 11:00am, Walter Reade Theater
Keynote by: Ulrich Baer (Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities and Diversity, NYU) followed by panel discussion with: Ellen Bromberg (Founding Director, The Graduate Certificate in Screendance, University of Utah), Patrick Corbin (Assistant Professor of Practice, USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance), Gabri Christa (Assistant Professor, Barnard College – Columbia University), Paul Galando (Chair, Emerging Movement Council / Founding Director of NYU Tisch Dance & New Media), Douglas Rosenberg (Department Chair Video / Performance / Installation, University of Wisconsin-Madison), Norah Zuniga Shaw (Director of Dance and Technology, Ohio State University), Jenny Stulberg (Inter-University Leadership Advisor, Emerging Movement Council), Sylvie Vitaglione (Adjunct Professor)
Emerging Movement with Live Performance Capture (VR and AR)
In this live demonstration and panel discussion led by Oscar-winner Ken Perlin, Javier Molina, and Paul Galando, audience members will get a look into how live performance is being filmed via motion capture VR, and presented in AR.
Monday, February 6, 3:00pm, Walter Reade Theater
Exhibition and Demonstration: Paul Galando (Chair, Emerging Movement Council / Founding Director of NYU Tisch Dance & New Media), David Lobser (Artist, Animator, Creative Coder), LaJune McMillian (New Media Artist / Creative Coder), Javier Molina (Virtual Reality Producer), Ken Perlin (Founding Director of the Media Research Lab at NYU / Director of the Games for Learning Institute), Kat Sullivan (Engineer / Choreographer)
Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities through Emerging Dance Media: Creating a Global Phenomenon
“On Display Global” is performed live by Heidi Latsky Dance Company at the United Nations and simultaneously around the globe in celebration of International Day of People with Disabilities—an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. Starting in 2015, in partnership with the NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, a series of “sculpture court” performance “movements” became an important part of this celebration. We’ll talk with choreographer Heidi Latsky, dancer Jerron Herman, dancer and teacher Rishma Dhanraj, dance filmmakers, and global leaders for a behind-the-scenes look into what it took to create this global phenomenon—for information on how you can get involved in starting your own “movement.”
Tuesday, February 7, 11:00am, Amphitheater
Panel Discussion: Rishma Dhanraj, Paul Galando, Jerron Herman, Heidi Latsky
Emerging Best Practices in Archiving Dance
How are dance artists and companies presenting and preserving themselves? And how are presenting organizations interfacing with artists and collections? This panel will help to familiarize the process for both choreographic and academic research and presentation with industry professionals.
Tuesday, February 7, 1:00pm, Amphitheater