Dance on film can be brilliant, breathtaking, and not-to-be missed, and that's where The In/Motion Dance Film Festival comes in. We asked Executive Director Amy Wilkinson to give us a look inside how the Festival comes together, and what we'll see when we get there on February 22nd. Here's what she told us:
We spoke with Kansas City Ballet's Amanda DeVenuta, Cinematographer Andrea Raby and Choreographer Mariana Oliveira about how they so successfully captured choreography and performance with a camera in their Dance Film "After You". Here's what they told us:
As an art form, dance on film is in its very early stages. Despite the visual enchantment of concert dance, there isn't yet any widespread understanding of how that enchantment can be shared with a wider audience in video and film. There are probably many skills, many ideas, many techniques yet to be discovered that will bring new dimensions to concert dance when it is presented in a visual recording, and in their film Augmented Organism, Jazmyne M. K. Geis and Cy Gorman not only explore, but master many those possibilities. Here are 4PHOTOS from Augmented Organism, with description and insights from Jazmyne Geis.
With the release of choreographer Ela Olarte's "Benign", DancerMusic is launching two new series. First is our new Press_Play feature, where we'll be bringing you new and necessary digital releases in both dance and music. In addition, this look at Olarte's excellent second dance film also begins our coverage of the new and promising world we like to call Dance Cinema. And what a great way to start -- just press the More button to walk into the brightly imagined world of Ela Olarte.