[dance-tech] 2009 Dance On Camera Festival Official Announcement

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  • Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 17:01:16 -0500 (EST)


37th annual, internationally touring
DANCE ON CAMERA 2009
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Presented by The Film Society of Lincoln Center,  Dance Films Association, 
Movement
Research and Dance New Amsterdam
January 6-17
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The 2009 edition of Dance on Camera, the longest-running annual dance film , 
began
today, Tuesday, January 6 with a Dance On Camera educational workshop 
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which continuese through Friday, January 9th at Dance New Amsterdam, followed by
 Movement Research's screenings and discussion 
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at Judson Memorial Church.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater will host screenings, 
meet-the-artist events, and discussions January 7-11 and 16-17. The Film Society
 and Dance Films Association reunite for the 13th year to present the festival's
 14 unique film programs, screening 39 new, classic and experimental features 
and
shorts. They highlight new media's pioneering role in bringing dance to vivid 
life
on screen; celebrate a rarely seen silent film classic; offer two evocative 
looks
at South Asian dance; spotlight dance luminaries Jerome Robbins, Busby Berkeley,
 Antonio Gades, and Jirí Kylián; and much more.
Special guests will include iconoclast filmmaker Sophie Fiennes, Emmy 
Award-winning
producer of "Dance in America" Judy Kinberg; Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and 
Long
Island University dean Rhoda Grauer; Choreographer/filmmaker Kriota Wilberg 
presenting
a free talk on contemporary takes of the Busby Berkeley style, and Village Voice
 senior film critic J. Hoberman, who will introduce a screening of Berkeley's 
legendary
1934 dance musical "Dames" on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 4:00 p.m.
still from Play
French documentarian Bertrand Normand will introduce and answer questions 
following
his "Ballerina", Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 6:15 p.m.  It screens alongside Gillian 
Lacey's
"Play: On the Beach with the Ballets Russes," presenting newly found and edited 
footage of famous Ballet Russes dancers on the beach in Sydney, Australia, 
during
their 1936-1940 tours.
At 9:00 p.m., EMPAC Dance Movies looks at the future of dance and new media 
technologies
through four groundbreaking shorts specially commissioned for the Experimental 
Media
Performing Arts Center. EMPAC curator Hélène Lesterlin will introduce the 
program.
 Producer Joan Frosch will introduce their video, "Nora," made with Nora 
Chipaumire
Maurice Tourneur's 1918 fantasy masterpiece "The Blue Bird," will start off the 
Sunday screenins at 2pm with a live piano performance by silent film accompanist
 Ben Model. Innovative Belgian choreographer Alain Platel and filmmaker Sophie 
Fiennes
team up for "VSPRS Show and Tell," a definitive look at Platel's controversial 
interpretation
of the cherished hymn, "Maria Vespers." Fiennes will introduce and answer 
questions
following the screening.
Rajika Puri, choreographer, writer and renowned exponent of two forms of Indian 
temple dance, will introduce and answer questions about the first of two films 
focusing
on South Asian artistry: "The Dance of the Enchantress," veteran filmmaker Adoor
 Gopalakrishnan and Brigitte Chataignier's compelling exploration of the 
Mohiniyattam
dance form. Aribam Syam Sharma's celebrated 1991 Cannes Film Festival selection 
"The Chosen One," charting the strange rituals of a Meitei matriarchal cult as 
they
affect a happily married woman, will be presented in the United States for the 
first
time in nearly a decade. Rhoda Grauer will introduce the film on Saturday, Jan. 
17. The shorts programs Magnetic Cinema x 3, On the Short Side and Memories, 
also
offer an exclusive glimpse at the global reach of new choreographic visions.
DFA's Awards party will celebrate the Jury nominations and its Jury Winner at 
7pm
on Jan. 10th. RSVP to DFA is required. Sunday morning at Reade Gallery, DFA's 
touring
partners will meet for a Presenters Roundtable. A Meet The Artist session with 
Alla
Kovgan and Karsten Liske will follow.
Dance critic Robert Johnson will lead a discussion with ABT Principal Gillian 
Murphy
and Juilliard Dance Division Director Lawrence Rhodes on Kylián's work, 
following
the January 17 screening of 4 of the choreographer's dance film collaborations 
with
Hans Hulscher.  Antonio Gades's backstage preparations are brought into fresh 
new
light in Juan Cano Arecha's documentary "Antonio Gades: The Ethics of Dancing." 
Busby Berkeley's trailblazing brand of Hollywood musical spectacle is 
spotlighted
in two programs-Blithe Spirits: Rudavsky Meets Busby Berkeley and a screening in
 a new 35mm studio print of "The Gang's All Here," starring Benny Goodman, Alice
 Faye, Charlotte Greenwood, and the iconic Carmen Miranda as the Lady in the 
Tutti-Frutti
Hat.
Single screening tickets for Dance on Camera 2009 are $11; $7 for Film Society 
and
DFA members, students and children (6-12, accompanied by an adult); and $8 for 
seniors
(62+). They are available at both the Walter Reade Theater box office and online
 at filmlinc.com. A series pass admitting one person to a total of five titles 
in
the series can be purchased at the Walter Reade Theater box office (cash only) 
for
$40; $30 for Film Society and DFA members. For information, call (212) 875-5601.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater is located at 165 West
 65th St. between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway. Please note: Due to 
construction
work taking place around Lincoln Center, access to the Walter Reade Theater is 
near
Amsterdam Avenue. Once there, take the escalator, elevator or stairs to the 
upper
level.
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More information about the films, schedule, and special guests can be found at 
http://www.dancefilms.org.
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Mary Hodges
Dance Films Association
48 W 21st St #907
New York, NY 10010
(212) 727-0764
www.dancefilms.org
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