Dance on Camera 2014

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January 31  February 4

In its 42nd year, Dance on Camera is as diverse as ever, but many of the films in this year’s lineup reflect dance’s new perspective: a trend toward unusual collaborations (dance and skating, dance and horses, dance and circus) and a recognition that dance thrives best in the bosom of a creative community. Co-presented with Dance Films Association.

See three or more films and save with our Discount Package. The All-Access Pass is no longer available for purchase. For more information on Dance on Camera ticketing, click here.

In This Series

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter

Greg Vander Veer | 2014 | 80 mins

Opening Night! World Premiere! Director Greg Vander Veer and former ABT principal Dennis Nahat in person!

Note: This event is currently standby only. A standby line will form at the box office one hour prior to showtime.

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter tells the inspiring and largely unknown story of Martha Hill, a visionary who fought against great odds to make dance a legitimate form art form in America.

Screening with: Homegoings: A Dance (Christine Turner, 5m)

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Paul Taylor: Creative Domain

Paul Taylor: Creative Domain

Kate Geis | 2013 | 82 mins

Closing Night! World Premiere!

Director Kate Geis and featured dancers in person!

Paul Taylor is one of the dance world's most elusive and admired choreographers. For over 50 years, he has only provided glimpses into his creative process, until now…

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All This Can Happen

All This Can Happen

Siobhan Davies | David Hinton | 2012 | 50 mins

New York Premiere!
Intro and Q&A with editor Matt Killip!

This beautifully choreographed compilation film invites us on a meditative stroll through a not-so-distant past, following the footsteps of the protagonist of Robert Walser’s short story “The Walk.”

Screening with: Crosswalk (RJ Muna, 4m) + Dervishes (RJ Muna, 4m)

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The Fabulous Ice Age

The Fabulous Ice Age

Keri Pickett | 2013 | 73 mins

New York Premiere!

Director Keri Pickett and figure skaters Roy Blakey (“Uncle Roy”) and Richard “Mr. Debonair” Dwyer in person!

Through rare archival footage and interviews, The Fabulous Ice Age tells the story of America’s love of ice skating and the big spectaculars that dominated live entertainment for decades.

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Giselle

Giselle

Toa Fraser | 2013 | 105 mins

New York Premiere!

Elements of backstage romance between lead dancers Gillian Murphy and Qi Huang are woven into Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg’s re-staging of Giselle for the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

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Hästdans på Hovdala

Hästdans på Hovdala

David Fishel | 2013 | 60 mins

World Premiere!

Subject JoAnna Mendl Shaw and dancers in person!

Choreographer JoAnna Mendl Shaw and her Equus Projects travel to the Swedish countryside to create a remarkable piece that combines dancers, horses and autistic young adults in a unique collaboration.

Screening with: Carry It On… (Sharon Leahy, 19m)

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How Like an Angel

How Like an Angel

Yaron Lifschitz | 2012 | 46 mins

New York Premiere!

Performed in three stunning English cathedrals, this bold collaboration blends Circa's exhilarating brand of contemporary circus with the exquisite sound of I Fagiolini's choral singing.

Screening with: Widow (Jil Guyon, 12m)

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La Passion Noureev

La Passion Noureev

Fabrice Herrault | 2013 | 56 mins

U.S. Premiere! Director Fabrice Herrault, former Paris Opera Ballet star Isabelle Guérin, and dance historian Helene Ciolkovitch in person!

Note: This event is currently standby only. A standby line will form at the box office one hour prior to showtime.

This impressionistic tribute to ballet idol Rudolf Nureyev contains rare archival footage from the 60s and 70s, revealing an artist at the peak of his powers and possessed by the spirit of dance.

Screening with: Oublier Le Temps (Boroka Nagy, 5m) + Lost In Motion II (Ben Shirinian, 4m)

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The Man Behind the Throne

The Man Behind the Throne

Kersti Grunditz | 2013 | 58 mins

Director Kersti Grunditz in person!

Note: Due to a technical problem during the Dance and Community program, a screening of the short Gimp – The Documentary has been added to this program.

The man behind the careers of superstars Michael Jackson and Madonna, and the inventor of some of their defining dance moves, Vincent Paterson has remained the dance world's best kept secret... until now.

Screening with: It’s a Feeling: Dancing with Jeff Selby (Diana Quinones Rivera, 9m) and Gimp – The Documentary (Richard Move, 14m)

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One Day Pina Asked…

One Day Pina Asked…

Chantal Akerman | 1983 | 57 mins

Rare Retrospective Screening!

A fortuitous encounter between two icons of film and dance, One Day Pina Asked... is Chantal Akerman’s singular look at the work of the remarkable choreographer Pina Bausch and her Wuppertal Tanztheater during a five-week European tour.

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Prima

Prima

Tatyana Bronstein | 2013 | 57 mins

New York Premiere!

Director Tatyana Bronstein in person!

A moving portrait of Larissa Ponomarenko, prima ballerina of the Boston Ballet, who hangs up her pointe shoes to pursue new avenues of self-expression.

Screening with: ME: Story Of a Performance (Jopsu Ramu, 8m)

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Secundaria

Secundaria

Mary Jane Doherty | 2013 | 96 mins

New York Premiere!

Director Mary Jane Doherty and subject Mayara Piñeiro in person!

This quietly riveting film takes an in-depth look at the training and home life of a high school class at Cuba's famous National Ballet School, with surprising revelations.

Screening with: Tizzy (Ysaye McKeever, 3m)

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Tap or Die

Tap or Die

Jackie Paré | 2013 | 62 mins

Director Jackie Paré in person!

The story of a dance genre in crisis told through the prism of Derick Grant, an African American choreographer struggling to bring his hip, rousing tap show to Broadway.

Screening with Tap Tap Tap (Kenneth Sherman, 8m)

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The Unseen Sequence

The Unseen Sequence

Sumantra Ghosal | 2013 | 69 mins

Choreographer and dance professor Hari Krishnan in person!

Malavika Sarukkai, a celebrated Bharatanatyam dancer, is our guide for an exploration of this ancient classical form which she re-imagines and re-invigorates in the process.

Screening with: PAS (Charli Brissey & Courtney Harris, 3m)

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Capturing Motion NYC 2014

Capturing Motion NYC 2014

| 60 mins

Free event!

Complimentary tickets will be available at the box office on a first-come, first-served basis starting one hour prior to the event. Limit one ticket per person, subject to availability.

For a third year, high school students throughout the five boroughs submitted short dance films to compete for a chance to be screened on Closing Night of Dance on Camera.

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Curriculum for Dance Film Panel

Curriculum for Dance Film Panel

| 60 mins

Free event!

Complimentary tickets will be available at the box office on a first-come, first-served basis starting one hour prior to the event. Limit one ticket per person, subject to availability.

Join us for a roundtable discussion on the ways in which dance and film can be incorporated into higher education curriculum in an academic setting where dance and film already exist independently.

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Dance on Camera Shorts Program

Dance on Camera Shorts Program

Various | | 73 mins

The short form is gaining ground as the ideal platform for exploring the relationship between dance and film. These filmmakers dare to push the envelope in original ways.

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Dance and Community

Dance and Community

Various | | 74 mins

Filmmakers and choreographers including Michele Fletcher, Dan Wagoner, Richard Move, Heidi Latsky, Antoine Renouard, Ríonach Ní Néill, and Joe Lee in person!

These films share common traits and demonstrate a youthful optimism, not to mention a spirit of commitment that seems to be sprouting in many parts of the globe.

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Ice Theatre of NY: Ensemble and Collaboration on Ice

Ice Theatre of NY: Ensemble and Collaboration on Ice

Moira North | Debbie Gordon | Aylon Ben-Ami | 2013 | 90 mins

Note: This event is currently standby only. A standby line will form at the box office one hour prior to showtime.

Ice Theatre of NY returns to Dance on Camera with a look at the modern movement of artistic ice ensembles, featuring excerpts and a discussion with ice legends like Dick Button, Dorothy Hamill and Jojo Starbuck.

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Meet the Artist with Jonathan Demme and Annie-B Parson

Meet the Artist with Jonathan Demme and Annie-B Parson

| 60 mins

Free event!

Complimentary tickets will be available at the box office on a first-come, first-served basis starting one hour prior to the event. Limit one ticket per person, subject to availability.

Director Jonathan Demme and choreographer Annie-B Parson join Dance on Camera for the recurring Meet the Artist series, a program which provides audiences a dynamic opportunity to learn from a filmmaker’s expertise with a particular focus on the influence and inclusion of dance film within the filmmaker’s body of work.

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Sebastian Rich: Bullets to Ballet

Sebastian Rich: Bullets to Ballet

| 60 mins

Free event!

Complimentary tickets will be available at the box office on a first-come, first-served basis starting one hour prior to the event. Limit one ticket per person, subject to availability.

Award-winning British photographer Sebastian Rich will talk about turning his lens to the world if dance after 30 years of filming and photographing the world’s most violent wars and conflicts.

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Story/Time 3D

Story/Time 3D

Jedediah Wheeler | 2013 | 70 mins

Special 3D Panel Discussion with Bill T. Jones, Jedediah Wheeler, NHK, and SONY following the screening.

See the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company as never before in this state-of-the-art 3D filming of their groundbreaking 2012 work “Story/Time,” inspired by John Cage’s landmark work “Indeterminacy.”

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YAK FILMS

YAK FILMS

2013 | 90 mins

Afterparty at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St.) with dancers in person. Free with RSVP!

Dance on Camera presents a program of unseen footage from YAK FILMS, an international production team that uses street-based, multimedia filmmaking to share the talents of young dancers around the world.

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