The 44th edition of Dance on Camera Festival marks two landmark occasions: the 60th anniversary of the founding of Dance Films Association, which co-presents the popular festival with the Film Society of Lincoln Center; and the 20th anniversary of the partnership between the two arts organizations on this unique annual event.

This year’s edition presents audiences with the worlds of ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance; modern and postmodern legends and discoveries; dances in gypsy enclaves as well as explorations into artistic expression and therapy; and stories from countries where female dance is taboo but nevertheless practiced. In addition to spotlighting the more traditional parameters of dance, the lineup also delves into the exciting world of trapeze, which lives by its own rules and conventions and is referred to by some as “ballet of the air.” The overall emphasis this year, as ever, is on diversity, passion, and commitment.