dance on film & video mini-fest
3 separate shows Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5
April 4 at 7PM
Dances Made To Order: a Dance Talk Show with DMO Philly Edition choreographers Niki Cousineau, Gabrielle Revlock, and Raphael Xavier.
Curated by Gretjen Clausing, Executive Director PhillyCAM, and Terry Fox, PDP Executive Director
Now in its 10th year, Philadelphia Dance Projects’ Motion Pictures has become a mini-festival, unique to Philadelphia, that explores how film and video serve as natural collaborative medium for dance by highlighting the power of image in motion. Motion Pictures is co-curated by Gretjen Clausing, Executive Director Philly CAM and Terry Fox, PDP Executive Director.
Motion Picures 2011 will feature four different programs of shorts, features, and an “informance” artist/audience conversation with Filmmaker Nadine Patterson
The Annual Shorts Program will feature clever, poetic, and animated dance videos from around the world. The program will preview Everywhere, an online video project by Philadelphia-based choreographer Kate Watson-Wallace and award-winning shorts from the Dance On Camera Festival 2010 at Lincoln Center in New York.
Now in its 9th year, Motion Pictures explores how film and video serve as a natural collaborative medium for dance, highlighting the power of image and motion in both. The festival features experimental and innovative shorts, documentaries, “moc”umentaries, and animations.
The dance film series Motion Pictures, which in previous years has been presented by Philadelphia Dance Projects as a stand-alone series, will now be offered in conjunction with PDP Presents. Motion Pictures will feature a special screening of Beyond the Mainstream, the rarely seen PBS Great Performances: Dance in America series featuring postmodern, avant-garde dancers from 1980.