Dance on Camera 2013 Feb 01 – Feb 05

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Dance on Camera Festival returns for the 17th consecutive year with an exciting and diverse array of dance films and programs, including a bevy of in-person appearances and premieres. This year's lineup includes fascinating documentaries about everything from ballet-dancing triplets to Finland's enfant terrible of the accordian, a two-part celebration of dance-turned-filmmaker Shirley Clarke, the 50th anniversary of the great flamenco film Los Tarantos, and the festival's first foray in to the glamourous and virtuosic genre of ice dancing with an introduction by skating legend Dick Button! Presented by Dance Film Association and Film Society of Lincoln Center.

In conjunction with this year's festival, an exhibit of striking black and white images by Finnish/American photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen will be on display in the Furman Gallery of the Walter Reade Theater.

In This Series

Five Dances

Five Dances

Alan Brown | 2013 | 83 mins

Opening Night! World Premiere! 

Director Alan Brown, star Ryan Steele, and director of photography Derek McKane in person at both screenings!

A gifted young dancer new to the Big Apple comes of age in this visually sensual glimpse of life and first love in the downtown contemporary dance world. Screening with Transportation (Milan Misko, 2012).

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Friday, February 01

8:00pm

Saturday, February 02

1:00pm
To Dance Like a Man

To Dance Like a Man

Sylvie Collier | 2011 | 58 mins

Closing Night! 

A promising set of young male dancers from Cuba, who also happen to be identical triplets, take the first steps in their career in this child’s-eye view of potential and determination. Screening with En Avant (Gabrielle Lamb, 2012) and Double Take (Samuel Hodges, 2012).

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Tuesday, February 05

6:00pm
Busby Berkeley

Busby Berkeley

Hubert Knapp | André S. Labarthe | 1971

Busby Berkeley uses excerpts to illustrate the technical challenges of some of his most famous scenes from 42nd Street, Dames and more in this fascinating documentary. Screening with Rauch und Spiegel (Nick Moore, 2012) and Who By Fire (Jacob Niedzwiecki, 2012).

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Monday, February 04

1:30pm
Capturing Motion NYC

Capturing Motion NYC

Various | | 60 mins

Free event!

DFA invited high school students throughout the five boroughs to submit dance films between 1-5 minutes in length. The winning student filmmaker's work will be screened at closing night film.

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Friday, February 01

3:30pm
Commercial & Art Program

Commercial & Art Program

Various | | 60 mins

Directors Celia Rowlson-Hall and Brian Gonzalez in person!

Examining dance film beyond the movie theater screen, Dance on Camera explores dance films in both commercial and artistic contexts.

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Saturday, February 02

4:30pm

Fair Use for Film and Video Projects: Real Cases, Trustworthy Answers

| 60 mins

Free event!

Find out how the fair use doctrine allows you to use copyrighted works in your films while also defining the boundaries of others' unauthorized uses of your own works, featuring a presentation on copyright law, followed by case studies and a Q&A.

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Friday, February 01

7:00pm
A Girl From Mexico

A Girl From Mexico

Maclovia Martel | 2012 | 50 mins

This lively and personal documentary on the life of Carmen Gutierrez, the first Mexican dancer on Broadway, follows her career from the Bellas Artes in Mexico City to the Ballet Russe, Broadway and television. Screening with A Moment in Love (Shirley Clarke, 1957) and Michio Ito: Pioneering Dance-Choreographer (Bonnie Oda Homsey, 2012).  

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Sunday, February 03

1:30pm

Tuesday, February 05

1:15pm
Ice Theatre of New York

Ice Theatre of New York

| 95 mins

Ice skating legends Dick Button, Sarah Hughes, Alberto del Saz, and more in person!

Dance on Camera pays tribute to Ice Theatre of New York through an exploration of "dance on ice" including an intro by Olympic champion Dick Button, video clips and panel discussion.

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Saturday, February 02

6:00pm

Sunday, February 03

7:30pm
Lads Go Dancing

Lads Go Dancing

Steve Walker | 2012 | 85 mins

The stories of two Bern: Ballet dancers striving to become choreographers and the first rock band to play at the Bern Metropolitan Theatre collide in this riveting documentary. Screening with Substance: Moloko (Natasha Merkulova, 2012). 

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Saturday, February 02

6:30pm
Los Tarantos

Los Tarantos

Francisco Rovira Beleta | 1963 | 92 mins

50th Anniversary Screening! Teresa Rovira-Beleta, daughter of director Francisco Rovira-Beleta, in person!

A classic flamenco drama inspired by Romeo and Juliet and characterized by a sexy, gritty, Catalan gitano style of dancing, Los Tarantos was nominated for the Foreign Language Oscar in 1963 and has not been shown for many years. Screening with Low (Ludivine Large-Bessette, 2012). 

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Sunday, February 03

3:30pm

Meet the Artist: Arno Rafael Minkkinen

A discussion with photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen in the Furman Gallery on Sunday, February 3 at 7:00pm. Free and open to the public!

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Meet the Artist: Donna Cameron

A discussion with filmmaker and photographer Donna Cameron in the Furman Gallery on Friday, February 1 at 4:00pm. Free and open to the public!

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Merce Cunningham, A Legacy of Dance

Merce Cunningham, A Legacy of Dance

Marie-Hélène Rebois | 2012 | 56 mins

A group of dancers, directors, and archivists team to preserve the legacy of contemporary choreographer Merce Cunningham two years after his death and the dissolution of his company. Screening with Choros (Michael Langan and Terah Maher, 2011) and Circling (Douglas Rosenberg, 2012).

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Monday, February 04

6:00pm
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake 3D

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake 3D

Ross MacGibbon | 2011 | 120 mins

Matthew Bourne’s triumphant re–interpretation of Swan Lake turned tradition on its head and took the dance world by storm in 1995; now it comes alive in stunning 3D.

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Monday, February 04

8:30pm
Passing the Torch: The Legacy of Jose Limon and Anna Sokolow

Passing the Torch: The Legacy of Jose Limon and Anna Sokolow

| 90 mins

Celebrate modern dance masters Jose Limon and Anna Sokolow through film excerpts of their work and a lively discussion between dancers, choreographers and experts.

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Friday, February 01

1:30pm
Paul Taylor: Dancemaker

Paul Taylor: Dancemaker

Matthew Diamond | 1998 | 98 mins

Rachel Berman, Patrick Corbin, Stacey-Jo Marine, Ross Kramberg and other company members in person!

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the Oscar-nominated Dancemaker is a breathtaking journey into the world of preeminent choreographer Paul Taylor and his extraordinary creations. Screening with Pink Pony (John Walter, 2012).

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Sunday, February 03

6:00pm

Preserving a Legacy: Einstein on the Beach

| 60 mins

Free event!

Join us for a discussion with filmmaker John Walter on preserving the legacy of groundbreaking opera Einstein on the Beach by Robert Wilson, Philip Glass and Lucinda Childs, including a sneak peek of footage from Walters's upcoming documentary The Earth Moves, which explores the connections between physics, opera, and the human imagination.

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Monday, February 04

7:30pm
Shikaku: Noism 4

Shikaku: Noism 4

Jo Kanamori | 2004 | 69 mins

Blending eastern influences and western ideas, Shikaku is a collaboration between Jo Kanamori – the artistic director of Noism, the only contemporary dance company in Japan – with Japanese architect Tsuyoshi Tane and musician Masahiro Hiramoto.

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Sunday, February 03

5:00pm
Shirley Clarke: In Our Time

Shirley Clarke: In Our Time

Donna Cameron | 1987-1990 | 60 mins

The first of our two-part celebration of dancer-turned-filmmaker Shirley Clarke!

Donna Cameron’s moving portrait of her mentor Shirley Clarke, which makes brilliant use of collage and home video, is paired with two modern works by Cameron and two by Clarke from the 1950s. Screening with Meditation for a Lonely Flute (Donna Cameron, 2011), Bridges-Go-Round (Shirley Clarke, 1958). and Bullfight (Shirley Clarke, 1955). 

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Friday, February 01

5:30pm
Shirley Clarke: Rome is Burning

Shirley Clarke: Rome is Burning

Noël Burch | André S. Labarthe | 1970 | 54 mins

The second of our two-part celebration of dancer-turned-filmmaker Shirley Clarke!

Dance on Camera celebrates dancer-turned-filmmaker Shirley Clarke with short documentary Rome Is Burning and three of her masterpieces of cinedance. Screening with In Paris Parks (Shirley Clarke, 1954), Dance in the Sun (Shirley Clarke, 1953), and A Moment in Love (Shirley Clarke, 1957). 

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Saturday, February 02

3:30pm
Shorts Program 1

Shorts Program 1

Various | | 77 mins

A program comprising 10 short films: Le Saut Infini (Chris Parker & Sakiko Yamagata), Menuett (Jukka Rajala-Granstubb), 0-one (Francesca Sani), Gravity Of Center (Thibaut Duverneix & Victor Quijada), Pedestrian Crossing (Eric Garcia and Kat Cole), Brother's Keeper (Marta Renzi), Chicken Boy (Cari Ann Chim Sham), Brighter Borough (Georgia Parris), El Aparecido (Diego Agudo Pinilla), Wild Like Kylie (Bhenjamin Ra).

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Friday, February 01

8:30pm

Monday, February 04

5:30pm
Shorts Program 2

Shorts Program 2

Various | | 77 mins

A program comprising 11 short films: Painted (Duncan McDowall), Moon (Johanna Witherby), Arthur & Aileen (Marta Renzi), Swan Lake (Gina Carli), Dafeena (Philip Szporer & Marlene Millar), The Next Step Is (Victoria Sendra), Blind Torrent (Russell Frampton & Ruth Way), Dance Elephant Dance (Lionel Popkin & Cari Ann Shim Sham), Evacuated (Gregory R.R. Crosby), Abandon (Charli Brissey), Folie à Deux (Nel Shelby).

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Saturday, February 02

9:00pm

Tuesday, February 05

5:30pm
Sigur Rós: Video Music

Sigur Rós: Video Music

Various | | 60 mins

Directors Alma Har'el and Melika Bass in person!

A selection of music videos featuring dance components from Icelandic band Sigur Rós’s Valtari Mystery Film Experiment, in which sixteen artists made films inspired by their music.

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Saturday, February 02

8:30pm
Soundbreaker: The World of Kimmo Pohjonen

Soundbreaker: The World of Kimmo Pohjonen

Kimmo Koskela | 2011 | 86 mins

Photographer Arno Minkkinen in person!

This documentary portrait of Kimmo Pohjonen, Finland’s enfant terrible of the accordion, combines with shorts and an exhibition of photography by Arno Rafael Minkkinen for a special Dance on Camera Finnish program. Screening with Step Out (Arja Raatikainen, 2012), North Horizon (Thomas Freundlich & Valtteri Raekallio, 2012) and a preview of Rain House (Arno Rafael Minkkinen and Kimmo Koskela). 

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Sunday, February 03

8:30pm
Suspense

Suspense

Frank Tuttle | 1946 | 101 mins

In this rarely-seen film noir, an out-of-work drifter finds a job in an ice skating review and is advancing quickly until the boss begins to suspect the man has designs on his wife, played by glamorous English ice skater Belita.

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Tuesday, February 05

3:30pm
Trash Dance

Trash Dance

Andrew Garrison | 2012 | 67 mins

New York Premiere!

Choreographer Allison Orr finds inspiration in an unexpected place as she collaborates with a group of trash collectors to show how garbage trucks can “dance.” Screening with Sparkle (Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar, 2011) and American Overture (John T. Williams, 2012).

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Tuesday, February 05

8:00pm
Virtuosi

Virtuosi

Sue Healey | 2012 | 82 mins

Through exhilarating performances and stories from the heart, Virtuosi creates intimate and sometimes surprising portraits of eight Kiwi dancers whose craft has scattered them across the globe. Screening with Private I's (Oren Shkedy, 2012). 

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Monday, February 04

3:30pm
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