presents Choreographing Cinema I & II
A series of films that investigates a diverse spectrum of relationships between dance and film.
These films are neither documentaries, nor documentations. All of them are rather creating/choreographing
a dance, a movement or a dance-like feeling. This “hybrid film dance” – whether created by a dancer within the space of a film frame, whether choreographed through the movement of the camera and composition of the mis-en-scene, or constructed through the means of editing and such film techniques as painting on film – mesmerizes; reveals the hidden between the frames; inspires audiences to relate to cinema yet in another way, rejuvenates the eye, and offers new ways for humans to see the world. Choreographing Cinema I
features Boston premieres of shorts which communicate through strong dance ideas and in which performers create a dance that exists only within the film space. They include: Rosa (a collaboration of Peter Greenaway and Belgium choreographer Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker); Kazuo Ohno (a film by Daniel Schmid that features the legendary Japanese performer Kazuo Ohno); Clown (an animated short by Irina Evteeva with Russian mime Slava Polunin); Cost of Living (by Lloyd Newson and his company DV8 from the UK), and finally Dom Svobode (a phantasmagoric short of En-Knap from Slovenia). Part I will run 103 minutes. Choreographing Cinema II
is a collection of shorts wherein filmmakers become choreographers. They choreograph dancers, people, objects, images, landscapes, light and painterly shapes. The film choreographers include Guy Maddin (Canada), D.A. Pennebaker (USA), Meredith Monk (USA), Stan Brakhage (USA), Konstantin Bronzit (Russia),and Artavazd Peleshian (Armenia* - tentatively). Part II will run 85 minutes.
Curated by Alla Kovgan. With the support of Dance Films Association (New York) and Balagan Film Series (Boston), The Aichi Arts Center (Japan) and a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events. Choreographing Cinema I:
Sat April 30 11am. Choreographing Cinema II:
Sat April 30 1:30pm.
Admission (per show): $9, $8 students/seniors/members/Cyberpass holders
For info and to purchase tickets call 617-369-3306.
This event is part of Ideas in Motion: Innovations in Dance, Movement & Technology
, a 2005 Boston Cyberarts conference and event series. For more information visit Ideas in Motion