Dance Camera West Annual Dance Media Film Festival April 20-23, 29-30th, 2017- Preview, Tickets

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​​ Dance Camera West Presents 16th Annual Dance Media Film Festival

Dance Explored through Film and Live Performances

UCLA’s Fowler Museum – Glorya Kaufman Hall UCLA – Royce Hall & Santa Monica Pier

April 20–23 & 29–30, 2017

Committed to fostering and promoting the vibrant art of dance and dance on film from around the globe, Dance Camera West presents the 16th Annual Dance Media Film Festival, a public event incorporating dance explored through film and live performance. This year’s Festival marks Dance Camera West’s continued passion for bringing together diverse communities to experience dance through the intimate medium of film taking place at UCLA’s Fowler Museum, Glorya Kaufman Hall UCLA, and Royce Hall from April 20-23, 2017 and at the Santa Monica Pier on April 29-30. This year’s Festival highlights include International Shorts, Documentaries, Live Performances, and a Family Film Day comprised of Animation films and Flipbook Workshop.

This multi-disciplinary media film festival promises to offer something for everyone and showcases many forms of dance including modern, post modern, world, tap, dance theater, ballet, hip-hop and practically all dance that has been captured on film in a way that is of quality and essential value. Dance Camera West’s Dance Film Festival is funded in part by Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Sponsors include CAP UCLA, Fowler Museum, and CalArts.

Dance Camera West (DCW) aspires to awaken and infuse the public mainstream with a desire for critical creative programming presenting the visual language of dance on screen in a way that stretches the imagination and changes the way we think about dance.

16th Annual Dance Media Film Festival Schedule

Thursday, April 20 Opening Night International Shorts, Royce Hall, UCLA, 8 p.m; $12 and Seaweed Sisters Live Performance, 7:30 p.m.

 

Percecuta: dir. Lombard Twins Choreography Lombard Twins (Argentina) Wake: dir. Katherine Macnaughton; Choreography Ashley Werhun (USA) Life in Color: dir. and Choreography Wade Robson (USA)

Open: dir. Lindsay Gauthier and Dana Genshaft (USA) Instrinsic Moral Evil: dir. Harm Weistra; Choreography Fernando Domínguez Rincón (Sweden/Mexico) Move On: dir. Yasuaki Fujinami (Japan) Jonah: dir. Andrew Michael Ellis (USA) Moving Southwark: dir. Jevan Chowdhury (England) Geometric Variable: dir. Sadeck Wakk and Ammarben Bouzid (France) and more……

Friday, April 21 A Celebration of UCLA Dance: 1962-2017

Allegra Fuller Snyder (’67) Film Screenings and Q&A

6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Fowler Museum UCLA, Westwood; Free

Honoring the Legacy of the Six Extraordinary Female Founders of UCLA Dance and Outdoor Reception Celebrating the Present with Short Dance Film Screenings from Current UCLA Dance Faculty

8 p.m.–10 p.m., Glorya Kaufman Hall UCLA, Westwood; $15

 

Honorees: Elsie Dunin, Pia Gilbert, Alma Hawkins, Carol Scothorn, Doris Siegel, Allegra Fuller Snyder Performances and Readings: Allegra Fuller Snyder, Linda Gold, Lula Washington, Sophiline Cheam-Shapiro, Jackie Lopez Reception and Short Film Screenings: Kyle Abraham and Carrie Schneider, Lionel Popkins, Victoria Marks, David Roussève, Cheng-Chieh Yu (USA, China and Africa)

Saturday, April 22 (day) Featured Documentaries 12-noon5:00 p.m., Fowler Museum, UCLA, Westwood; $12

A Man of Dance, dir. Marie Brodeur; the story of living legend Vincent Warren, American-born star dancer of Montreal’s Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (Canada) with short film See/Obey by Jouka Valkama and Susanna Leinonen (Norway)

 

Bill T. Jones, dir. Vincent Kay; Bill T. Jones assists dance students at CSULB in their production of his controversial staging of Flannery O’Connor’s ‘The Artifical N*****’ (USA); with short film Dance for Life by Ella Cooper (USA)

 

Storyboard P, a stranger in Sweden, dir. Mattew D’Arcy; chronicles Storyboard’s early steps towards international stardom (Sweden); with short film Ghost Story by Sarah Elgart (USA)

 

Saturday, April 22 (evening) West Coast Premiere – In the Steps of Trisha Brown & CalArts Emerging Artists Awards

7:00 p.m., Fowler Museum, UCLA, Westwood; $12

 

Choreographer Trisha Brown revolutionized the world of contemporary dance. Now, her seminal 1979 work Glacial Decoy, with costumes and projected slides by the similarly risk-taking artist Robert Rauschenberg, is coming to Paris, performed by a new generation of dancers. In the Steps of Trisha Brown takes us behind the scenes in the weeks leading up to the first performance by the National Opera Ballet of Paris

Sunday, April 23 Family Day, Animated & Humorous Dance Films, Flipbook Workshop

1:00 p.m., Fowler Museum, UCLA, Westwood; $12

 

Dancin the Camera, dir. Pieter-Rim de Kroon and Marije Nie (Sweden)

349, dir. Kristen Shaeffer (USA)

Little Dreams, dir. Wilkie Branson (Norway) Fawn, dir. Holly Ashton (USA)

Ceci n’est pas Magritte, dir. Ivan Skorik (Russia) Beyond Perfection, dir. pei-hsuan Li (China) No Deal, dir. Devin Jamieson, choreography Jillian Meyers (USA) Inheriting a Legacy, dir. Carmen Roman (Peru)

Let’s Dance!: dir. Allison Beda; Choreography Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg (England)

 

Sunday, April 23 Special Screening, Mr. Gaga

3:00 p.m., Fowler Museum, UCLA, Westwood; $12

Mr. Gaga, dir. Tomer Heymann; documentary film about renowned Israeli choreographer and artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company, Ohad Naharin, who had a major influence of modern dance with his own movement language, Gaga (Israel)

 

Saturday & Sunday, April 29/30 To the Sea: Dance Concerts

Sunset Performances and Film Screening, Santa Monica Pier; FREE Jacob Jonas The Company, 7 Fingers, Seaweed Sisters and Tony Testa

Sunset Performance and post-sunset Shorts Film Screening

Grey by Jacob Jonas (USA)

Rebellion& Johannesburg by Leila El-Kayem and Jessica Nupen (Africa)

and more…..

For complete film schedule and descriptions, to purchase tickets, and for more information about the 16th Annual Dance Media Film Festival taking place at UCLA in Westwood, please visit www.dancecamerawest.org. Royce Hall is located at 340 Royce Drive; Glorya Kaufman Hall UCLA is located at 120 Westwood Plaza; and the Fowler Museum is located at 308 Charles E. Young Drive North. Please like the Festival on facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/DanceCameraWestFilmFest; email inquiries to festival@dancecamerawest.org; and follow us on twitter and instagram: @DanceCameraWestFilmFest

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“16th Annual Dance Media Film Festival”

WHAT:  Committed to fostering and promoting the vibrant art of dance and dance on film from around the globe, Dance Camera West presents the 16th Annual Dance Media Film Festival, a public event incorporating dance explored through film and live performance. This year’s Festival marks Dance Camera West’s continued passion for bringing together diverse communities to experience dance through the intimate medium of film taking place at UCLA’s Fowler Museum, Glorya Kaufman Hall UCLA, Royce Hall, and the Santa Monica Pier, from April 20-23 and 29-30, 2017. This year’s Festival highlights include International and Domestic Shorts, Documentaries, Live Performances, and a Family Film Day comprised of Animation films and Flipbook Workshop.

WHEN:  Thursday, April 20 – Sunday, April 23, and FridaySaturday, April 29-30, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 8 p.m.: Opening Night: International Shorts; Royce Hall; $12

Friday, April 21, 6:30 p.m.: A Celebration of UCLA Dance; Allegra Fuller Snyder Film Screening and Q&A; Fowler Museum; FREE Friday, April 21, 8:00 p.m.: A Celebration of UCLA Dance: 1962-2017; Honoring the Legacy of UCLA Dance Founders; Glorya Kaufman Hall UCLA; $15 Saturday, April 22, 12-noon: Featured Documentary Films: Fowler Museum, $12

Saturday, April 22, 7:00 p.m.: West Coast Premiere In the Steps of Trisha Brown; Fowler Museum and CalArts Emerging Artists Awards, $12

Sunday, April 23, 1:00 p.m.: Family Day: Humorous and Animated Films and Workshop, Fowler Museum, $12

Sunday, April 23, 3:00 p.m.: Mr. Gaga Special Screening, Fowler Museum, $12

Saturday/Sunday, April 29-30, Sunset – To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier with Jacob Jonas The Company, 7 Fingers, Seaweed Sisters and Film Screening, FREE

WHERE:  UCLA – Fowler Museum, 308 Charles E. Young Drive North, Westwood 90095 – Glorya Kaufman Hall UCLA, 120 Westwood Plaza, Westwood 90095 – Royce Hall, 340 Royce Drive, Westwood 90095 – Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica 90401

HOW:

TICKET PRICES:       Free – $15

Dance Camera West (DCW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and developing the vibrant art of dance media. DCW connects diverse cultures and environments through its exploration of dance on screen, bringing hundreds of challenging and provocative films to Los Angeles from around the globe, effectively bridging the gap between the uniquely influential Los Angeles film community and the significant local dance populace. Even more importantly, Dance Camera West utilizes the accessible nature of dance as a non-verbal art form to reach across cultural, geographic, and socio-economic divides by making a special effort to engage a wide range of Los Angeles audiences of varying ethnicities and interests, offering everyone a chance to experience the thought-provoking thrill of dance media.

Globally speaking, Dance Camera West is one of only a handful of organizations that presents dance media, and the only one of its kind on the West Coast. Given that distinction, DCW has been fortunate to partner with some of the most prominent venues and organizations throughout the Los Angeles area. Co-presenters have included the Getty Center,

Dance Camera West is a 501(c)3 dance media arts organization committed to fostering and promoting the vibrant art of dance film from around the globe. We seek to interconnect diverse populations and environments through the innovative art fusion – dance on screen, which merges performance and cinematic aesthetics.