The short form continues to gain ground as the ideal platform for exploring the relationship between dance and film. This year’s Short Film programs are currently stretching the boundaries of the art form. The selection includes the concrete and the abstract and reveals that filmmakers and choreographers are partnering in exciting new ways.
Join us for an after party co-hosted by Kickstarter, Dance Films Association, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center in celebration of Dance on Camera Festival on Saturday, February 13 from 10:00pm – 2:00am at Elvis Guesthouse. The party is free for Shorts Program I ticket holders and $5 for everyone else. Present your ticket stub for free entry and free beer until 11:00pm, generously provided by Stella Artois. Additional drinks available for purchase at the bar.
A Tap Dance in a Circle
Danny Gardner, USA, 2015, DCP, 3m
The Tap Stalker strikes again, this time meeting his unassuming friend on the pier and making him tap dance in a circle… in one take! World Premiere
Mitchell Rose, USA, 2015, DCP, 4m
A sci-fi aerial dance film glimpses a dark future where spambot drones chase a fleeing populace and blast ads for Viagra, hair-loss products, and other exciting values. New York Premiere
Chris Rogy, Cambodia, 2014, DCP, 7m
In Hindu mythology, Aspara is a female dancer, here depicted as peacemaker who delivers a message to the people of Cambodia, a country beset by violence.
Pablo Diconca, Canada, 2015, DCP, 6m
Drifting on a raft, a man and a woman dance instinctively and choose the only possible escape.
New York Premiere
The Song of GuQin – Chinese Ink
Alex Wu (Zhen Wu), China, 2015, DCP, 5m
Chinese classical dance is rendered through stunning ink-wash drawings in this part of a series honoring ancient Chinese culture and tradition. World Premiere
Tebe Tasi / Sea Dance
David Palazón, Timor-Leste, 2013, DCP, 9m
Tebe Tasi is a visual interpretation of “Itinerary for a landscape, a symphonic poem” performed by the Orquestra Sinfónica de Radiodifusão Portuguesa, conducted by Leonardo Barros, and recorded from a radio broadcasting in 1983 for the album Symphonic Works by Simão Barreto. U.S. Premiere
Indigo Grey: The Passage
Sean Robinson, USA, 2015, DCP, 6m
A young boy discovers a mysterious gas mask that provides a glimpse into an alternate reality.
Andrea Ward, USA, 2015, DCP, 3m
Still Light explores the ways in which movement potential and choreographic ideas underwater can differ from those on the ground, touching on concepts of weight and suspension.
Marta Renzi, USA, 2015, DCP, 6m
Exotic and erotic, playful and provocative, this duet inspired by the Kama Sutra exposes plenty but never takes itself too seriously. New York Premiere
Drew Cox & Antoine Marc, UK, 2015, DCP, 5m
A man is inhabited by memories and visions as he approaches his final hours. New York Premiere
Approaching the Puddle
Sebastian Gimmel, Germany, 2015, DCP, 9m
A curious woman, appropriately dressed for a rainy day, explores her environment in an empty parking lot. New York Premiere
A Portrait of Marc Brew
Jamiel Laurence & Lewis Landini, Scotland, 2015, DCP, 6m
A light, bright portrait of a choreographer and teacher whose dance vocabulary finds beauty in restricted movement. New York Premiere