Dance On Camera and Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) present the 52nd edition of the Dance on Camera Festival from February 9 to 12, 2024. The four-day festival features 11 programs with a total of 36 films selected from countries around the globe, including eight world premieres, five North American premieres, two U.S. premieres, and more than 10 New York premieres. Dance on Camera Festival, the longest-running dance film festival in the world, takes place at Film at Lincoln Center with programming organized by the nonprofit organization, Dance On Camera.
“The 52nd Dance on Camera Festival invites New York audiences to traverse a rich, international tapestry of dance films that transcend time, style, and form while celebrating innovative artists and stories,” said co-curator Michael Trusnovec. “We’re thrilled to share classical grace alongside the vitality of contemporary expression with all those who seek the beauty of dance, old and new.”
The festival is programmed by the Dance Films Association.
Generous support provided by Jody and John Arnhold.
U.S.Premiere | Post-screening discussion with Karen Kain, Chelsea McMullan, and Sean O’NeillThis verité-driven feature documentary immerses viewers inside one of the world’s leading ballet companies as it mounts a legacy-defining new production of Swan Lake, directed by ballet icon Karen Kain on the eve of her retirement.
World Premiere | Post-screening discussion with Jane Comfort, Sean Donovan, Leslie Cuyjet, Alexandra NikolchevAlexandra Nikolchev’s Breaking Form explores a creatively rich and unexamined chapter in New York City dance through the transformation of choreographer Jane Comfort from polite Southern transplant into a prolific performer celebrated worldwide. Preceded by Charlotte Griffin’s All of Us and Eiko Otake and Patrizia Herminjard’s a foreigner.
Introduction by Jennifer Lin and George LeeThis program includes the world premiere of Jennifer Lin’s Ten Times Better, Matthäus Bussmann’s One, and Roswitha Chesher and Will Tuckett’s Then or Now.
U.S. PremiereA Way to B is a portrait of the flamboyant Catalan dance collective Liant la Troca, which includes some performers with physical disabilities. Fluently merging documentary and dance, this hybrid film is an ode to zest for life and love.
New York PremiereThirty years after the world premiere of legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham’s August Pace, the original cast members gather in a New York City studio for the first time to teach their roles to a younger generation. In this fly-on-the-wall documentary, new bonds are formed against a background of memories, stories, and laughter.
Post-screening Q&A with Sabine Krayenbuhl Saunders and Zeva OelbaumObsessed with Light tells the story of Loïe Fuller, a visionary artist and technological trailblazer who overcame numerous hurdles to become one of the most famous dancers of her day.
Tickets are $17 for the General Public; $14 for Students, Seniors, and Persons with Disabilities; and $12 for FLC Members.
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Passes are available to pick up at the box office. Your pass will grant access to one (1) for every film in the series, with exceptions listed on our website where applicable. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes prior to a screening as late seating cannot be guaranteed. Passes do not give access to any free events or talks.
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