Movement Research Presents An Evening of Dance Film Shorts

Movement Research Studies Project, in partnership with Dance Films Association, presents Dance on Camera, an evening of dance film shorts on Tuesday, January 25th at 7 PM at Judson Memorial Church Meeting Hall – 55 Washington Square South in Manhattan.  No reservations and admission is FREE.

From the press release:

A shorts program curated by Movement Research 2010 Artists-in-Residence Anna Azrieli, Laurie Berg, Yve Laris Cohen and Chase Granoff, in collaboration with Dance Films Association Director Deirdre Towers, this event is a part of DFA’s 39th Annual Dance on Camera Festival.

The evening’s viewing and discussion will radiate out from an initial grouping of three short films selected from submissions to Dance Film Association’s 2011 Dance On Camera Festival. Each film centers around movement in relationship to landscapes, ranging from the natural world to the urban environment. The films posit the moving body as an active agent that designs its surroundings, while still being subject to the sublime. The second part of the evening features films and videos selected by the curators, responding to issues brought up by themes in the original films, as well as this event’s curatorial process. Samuael Topiary will moderate a discussion that engages all of the films and discourses surrounding this event.

30 CECIL STREET [Dan Canham/Will Hanke, UK, 2010, 7:20m]

Shot in the dilapidated premises of the Theatre Royal in the Limerick Athenaeum building, Ireland. With a history that stretches back over 150 years, the Royal Theatre has been closed to the public for the last 13 years. Engaging with the atmosphere and past of this near-derelict building and using the soundtrack made up of four sounds and interviews with people associated with the Athenaeum, this short explores the state of a building once the hub of cultural activity.

DUNE DANCE [Zena Bibler, USA; 2010, 2:08m]

Dune(s) dance on a blustery day in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Choreographed, danced, and filmed on the spot in May 2010.

OANNES [Ivo Serra, USA; 2007, 6m]

Oannes represents The GOD of knowledge to the Babylonian (Ea) and to the Greeks, cultures, and he was the last mythological figure to be connected with the lost city Atlantis. The artist sought to make this mythological being appear.

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