Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival: The Honorable Mentions!
The first Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival has ended and last week the winners were announced. We are so pleased by the enthusiastic response of our readers and of course most of all by the input of so many talented filmmakers, dancers, and choreographers!
Once again, speaking on behalf of all the judges, we are beyond thrilled that we encouraged so many talented individuals to go out and create. And as also stated last week, because there were many more films than the five award categories, we felt we had to acknowledge a few additional films and subsequently elected to add on three Honorable Mentions.
This week we are very proud to feature these three films from the Honorable Mention categories. From Krump to Contemporary, each of these films stood out and demanded recognition for their strong and stunning dance and camera work, and unique aesthetic point of view.
- “ESand”, Direction, Dance, and Choreography by Erin Elliott, Camera & Editing by Hso Hkam
- “We Wear the Mask”, Directed by Shiouwen Hong, Camera by Matthew Hoodhood, Dance by Megan Wright
- “Queen of Krump Miss Prissy Freestyle 2016”, Direction & Camera by Manny Fernandez, Dance by Miss Prissy
Congratulations again to all these outstanding filmmakers, dancers, and choreographers! We encourage you to view and share widely and…
(featured image from “Raw” by Caitlin O’Rorke, 2016 Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival winner in the Best Interface of Dance & Camera and Audience Choice Awards categories)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Founder/Director of Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival, Sarah Elgart is a Los Angeles based choreographer and director working under the auspice of Sarah Elgart | Arrogant Elbow. Sarah creates original content for stage, screen, and site-specific venues. Her stage and site-works have been performed at alternative spaces including LAX Airport, The Skirball Center, Mark Taper Forum, Van Nuys Flyaway, The Bradbury Building, Jacob’s Pillow, INSITU Site-Specific Festival NY, and Loft Seven, where she created a rooftop work lit entirely by a hovering helicopter accompanied by Nels Cline (Wilco). Her work has been produced by venues including The Music Center, MASS MoCA, Dance Place, Los Angeles Theater Center, Mark Taper Forum and The International Women’s Theater Festival. In film Sarah has worked with noted directors including JJ Abrams, David Lynch, Catherine Hardwicke, and Anton Corbijn. Her own films include award-winning music videos, dance shorts, and an Emmy nominated PSA, and continue to be accepted into festivals internationally. In addition to teaching dance and film, Sarah writes a regular column, ScreenDance Diaries that focuses on the intersections of both genres internationally for online magazine Cultural Weekly. Sarah’s work has received support from organizations that include the Rockefeller Foundation, the NEA, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, California Arts Council and more. She is an alumna of the Sundance Institute’s Dance Film Lab, a Fellow of AFI’s Directing Women’s Workshop, and a director member of the DGA.
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