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Coming up next at Kinetic Cinema, our friend Kat Green will present an evening of films that follow the path of a dance filmmaker turning into a pyromaniac sculptor, and the unlikely ways that those things relate to one another. Starting with the challenges of color, light, and camera movement, Kat Green found herself going down a rabbit hole of cause and effect, leading her to play with the ideas of telling a story through minutia, cadence, and finally making inanimate objects dance.
Kat Green has been working in film, video, and live event production since 1997, and building interactive art since 2006. In that time, she has created documentaries, music videos, short films, web series, and visual art with the goals of finding untold stories, playing with physics, and generally making pretty things to look at.
Kinetic Cinema – The Scientist and the Show Girl
A screening and discussion with Kat Green
Wednesday March 20, 2013 8pm
124 S. 3rd St (near Bedford Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
This weekend the Dance On Camera Festival comes to Lincoln Center. This annual institution brings together the best in new dance films and documentaries as well as classic gems from cinema history. Here is just a taste of what you can see. Check out the full schedule, and go be inspired!
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:
The International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy (France) will celebrate its fifth season in April 2013. The festival is a platform for short dance films (screendance, dance for camera) that explores the dynamic possibilities of movement created specifically for the camera/screen. In addition to its regular call for dance films, the festival has several special project opportunities included below.
THREE WAYS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2013 FESTIVAL:
- Video dance submissions of any style less than 15 minutes in length will be considered for the festival program. Documentaries and live performance recordings are not eligible. Send a link to view your film on an online platform (Vimeo & YouTube are strongly advised). If you prefer, you may create a private or password protected link for festival curators only. Please e-mail the project’s online link (and password, if applicable), your name, all credits (director, choreographer, etc.), a one paragraph description of the film, in addition to the project’s year of completion, length, and country of production. Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please be sure to include all the information requested. Deadline to submit is February 28, 2013.
- Body Cinema, the company that curates and produces the festival, invites you to collaborate on its latest project, a video collage honoring Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), a pivotal ballet and musical composition that celebrates its first centenary this year. Participation is open to all. Artists will each be assigned a different two-three minute extract of Stravinsky’s score (e-mailed to them as a digital music file) and asked to create a video dance to their portion of the music. Interpretation of the composition/themes/movement, etc. is entirely open. The goal is to celebrate the centenary of this monumental force in early modern music and dance through the medium of screendance. Despite the many versions of live stage productions, Le Sacre du Printemps has rarely been examined from a dance media perspective. Participants’ videos will be joined together to create a collage project that will premiere during the festival (Cinema Le Morvan and the National Theatre). If project participation is high, multiple versions of the collage may be created for exhibition and screening during the festival. The project is an initiative of Body Cinema/International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy in partnership with the Vienna Symphonic Library of Austria (the institution providing the music), among others. To learn more and/or sign up for the project please e-mail: email@example.com by February 1. As soon as your e-mail is received, you will be sent a musical file within 48 hours that will allow you to begin working on your video as soon as you’d like. Final videos must be completed by February 28, 2013.
- The festival is seeking dance films of any length inspired by and/or linked to graphic novels, manga, and/or comic books for a special exhibition at La Médiathèque of Le Creusot during the festival week. To submit: please e-mail us a link where we can see the film. In your message, include your name, all credits (director, choreographer, etc.), a one paragraph description of the film and how it is linked to the theme of the exhibition; in addition to the project’s year of completion, length, and country of production. Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please be sure to include all the information requested. Deadline to submit is February 28, 2013.
It’s a new year and that means it’s time to get ready for the annual Dance on Camera Festival taking place February 1-5th, 2013 at New York’s Lincoln Center. As we’ve come to expect, this year’s festival stretches the concept of dance to new frontiers by including films on ice dancing (see Ice Theatre of New York and Suspense), Busby Berkeley’s spectacles (see Cineastes), and accordion wrestling (see Soundbreaker).
The usual array of documentaries on dance stories you never knew you wanted to know are here including “A Girl from Mexico” about Carmen Gutierrez, the first Mexican dancer to perform on Broadway; “Shikaku: Noism 4” the only contemporary dance company in Japan; and “Trash Dance” about an artist who choreographed the garbage trucks of Austin, TX. If you like history, then check out the special program “Passing the Torch: The Legacy of Jose Limon and Anna Sokolow” featuring film excerpts, interviews and a panel of experts discussing these two pioneers of American modern dance. You may also be keen to see “Merce Cunningham, legacy of dance” and learn about the challenge of preserving his work two years after his death.
Beyond documentaries there are several dance for camera shorts programs that explore the artistic boundaries of film and movement. Included in these are two special programs: “Commercial and Art” looks at the work of two artists, dance filmmaker Celia Rowlson-Hall and conceptual video artist Brian Gonzalez through commercial short films they have made for fashion designers, magazines and art fairs. Music video is explored in “Sigur Rós: Video Music Program” featuring several videos from the band’s lauded Valtari Mystery Film Experiment that feature dance. The Shorts Programs A & B each include films with notable duets such as Marta Renzi’s gorgeous men in “Brother’s Keeper” (A), and Nel Shelby’s deluded couple in “Folie à Duex” (B).
Two special programs are also devoted to the late Shirley Clarke, an American Avant Gard filmmaker who had a special relationship to dance throughout her career. Director Donna Cameron made a documentary in tribute to Clarke, “Shirley Clarke: In Our Time” that uses collage to capture central images of Clarke’s work and life, while creating an affectionate portrait of the artist. There will also be a screening of “Rome is Burning” a French film by Noël Burch & André S. Labarthe that features Shirley Clarke speaking candidly about “underground cinema” and American politics circa 1970. Several of Clarke’s shorts will be screened in both programs including “Dance in the Sun” and “A Moment in Love” her most well known experiments in dance and film.
There are three narrative dance films screening in this year’s festival but only one is a premiere. “Five Dances” (2013) is a coming of age tale about a young man starting out in New York’s downtown dance scene. The film stars Ryan Steele in his first screen role and was choreographed by Jonah Bokaer and directed by Alan Brown. Flamenco fans won’t want to miss the 50th anniversary screening of “Los Tarantos”, a Catalan version of Romeo and Juliet that was nominated for Best Foreign Film in 1963 and stars Antonio Gades. For film noir lovers, there will be a rare screening of “Suspense” from 1964 that features the fabulous ice-skating of Belita.
Finally, this being 2013, there has to be at least one 3D film in the mix, and they’ve got it with Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake in 3D. Controversial for casting men as the swans in the corps de ballet, this version is sure to kick you in the gut and leave you wanting more.
So there you have it. The 41st edition of the Dance On Camera Festival has a little something for everyone, including for people who aren’t crazy about dance. Bring your partner or spouse and make a night of it.
Navigating the Dance Films Association’s website can be a challenge, but a good starting point is to go to this calendar to see show times and get ticket information.
At our next Kinetic Cinema, choreographer/director Yanira Castro will share the creative process behind her latest performance work, “The People to Come.” Each performance of the “People to Come” is built upon inspiration and source material contributed by the community. To make the submission process easy and accessible to all, Castro looked at how other artists and entreprenuers have developed similar projects using the crowd-sourcing capabilities of the web. For Kinetic Cinema she will show examples of works that inspired her, submissions she received from the audience community, and how those submissions have become part of the piece. Of particular interest to her is the blurring of lines between artist, performer, and audience that is occuring in this work, and what it means for the art form.
The People to Come will premiere in New York at Invisible Dog Art Center June 25-29, 2013. You can submit material to the project here, and get a sneak peak at the work at Kinetic Cinema on 12/12/12!
screening and discussion with Yanira Castro
Dec 12th, 2012 at 8pm
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