This coming week, I am excited to check out the Dance On Camera Festival 2010.
Starting this week there are some free events at various venues, including a night of shorts at Judson Memorial Church presented by Movement Research tonight, January 26th, at 7pm. Also tonight, "The Haitian Footage: Maya Deren Unedited" will be shown at the Anthology Film Archives on 2nd Avenue at 7:30pm. All proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross in light of the recent crisis in Haiti. Read more about the program by clicking HERE.
The main thrust of the festival will run from January 29-February 2, when there will be a series of films presented at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center. From documentaries honoring monumental artists such as Nikolais, to dance shorts from America and abroad, there is something for everyone, so come get your fill of dance on the screen. Look out for the World Premiere of Michael Blackwood's "NEW YORK DANCE: States of Performance" (February 2 at 8:30pm), which looks at new trends in modern dance. Curated by dance critic Gia Kourlas, the film features choreographers Christopher Wheeldon, Jennifer Monson, Sara Michelson, John Jasperse, Ralph Lemon, Beth Gill and Ann Liv Young.
See the full schedule for the Walter Reade Theatre and view preview clips by clicking HERE.
A few words about the festival: "Co-sponsored by The Film Society of Lincoln Center since 1996, Movement Research since 2008, TenduTv and Mark Morris Dance Center since 2010, Dance On Camera Festival (DOCF) celebrates the immediacy, energy, and mystery of dance as combined with the intimacy of film. Festival 2010 will include a tribute to Alwin Nikolais as part of a year long centennial celebration across the country in his honor."
Also of interest: The Dance On Camera BLOG