This week at: Dare to Dance in Public & Dance Camera West
As film increasingly becomes the accessible, go to medium for capturing and publicizing the art and international language of dance, Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival continues to receive submissions from around the world in all categories and we are excited by what we are seeing! So many dancers and choreographers are stepping up to the camera to try their hand at directing, investigating and experimenting as they do, how to intersect the relative permanence of that medium with the comparative ephemerality of dance. Over and over on YouTube, Nowness, and on social media platforms like Instagram, we are seeing them break the mold and discover new and unusual ways to experiment with and experience dance that are only possible within the medium of film.
Film has single handedly expanded the range of dance as an art form. In fact, it seems like every time I turn around these days there is a new festival focusing on the international genre of screen dance. But Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival is the only festival that we know of that specifically focuses on democratizing dance by doing it in public! We are accepting polished and raw films as well as student submissions, with cash awards in several categories including Best Use of Location and Best Intersection with the Camera.
Get your submissions in today to Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival and get your films seen by renowned judges who have all had experiences either as a choreographer, a director, or both, with the international genre of screen dance.
Case in point is one of our own judges this year, the legendary choreographer Vincent Paterson, the man behind many of the moves of such musical icons as Michael Jackson and Madonna. This week, he is part of a double bill directed by filmmaker Kersti Grunditz Brennan and presented by Dance Camera West in conjunction with the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. You can see Vincent profiled in the award winning film, The Man Behind the Throne, (he will be speaking afterwards as well!) along with a new documentary called Marie’s Attitude, on the phenomenal ballerina Marie Lindqvist of the Royal Swedish Ballet. You can catch a glimpse of the latter in the teaser below!
For tickets and information go to: http://www.dancecamerawest.org/upcoming-events
And…DON’T FORGET TO SUBMIT to Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival by November 27 at: https://culturalweekly.submittable.com/submit/89691/dare-to-dance-in-public-film-festival-round-two-2017
We dare you to!
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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.