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Review of Michio Ito Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer

Michio Ito Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer  Screening at Dance on Camera Festival Buy Tickets: Sunday February 3, 1:30 pm Buy Tickets: Tuesday February 5, 1:15 pm   Review of Michio Ito Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer  By Timothy Cowart, M.F.A. Bonnie Oda Homsey, has created a remarkable film about an overlooked but extremely important modern dance pioneer. You may have not ever...

Michio Ito from collection of Michele Ito
Interview with director Bonnie Oda Homsey

Michio Ito Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer  Screening at Dance on Camera Festival Buy Tickets: Sunday February 3, 1:30 pm Buy Tickets: Tuesday February 5, 1:15 pm An Interview by Timothy Cowart with Director Bonnie Oda Homsey on her Film Michio Ito: Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer October 27, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA Tim Cowart: What was the motivation for making this film? Bonnie Oda...

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Review of The Dumb Girl of Portici

Review of The Dumb Girl of Portici  By Melissa Silvestri As part of MoMA's Tenth Annual To Save and Project Festival, the silent film, The Dumb Girl of Portici, was screened. This film, an historical epic directed by pioneer feminist filmmaker Lois Weber and starring the legendary ballerina...

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Bob Curtis- Dancing All Colors

BOB CURTIS – DANCING ALL COLORS (working title) Feature documentary, Recipient of DFA's 2011 Post-Production Grant Directed and produced by: Christoph Dostal  [caption id="attachment_8651" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Credit: Christoph Dostal[/caption] The story of Bob Curtis is an unusual and inspiring one in the annuals of dance. He emerged from a...

Film in Progress—an event with DFA

Film in Progress—an event with DFA By Jody Oberfelder (with Jason Bahling) Notes on a work in progress are always helpful. What you see is not always what others see. Usually for me they are notes on a live dance,  we edit and it shifts, still breathing.  Film,...

Facebook Marketing for Filmmakers

Facebook Marketing for Filmmakers Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 6:00 PM (EDT) Presented by Reid Rosefelt at New York Foundation for the Arts by Yuki Akiyama Almost every filmmaker uses Facebook fan pages to promote their films, but almost none of them use them effectively. Few know how to...

Ben Stevenson: A Choreographer & his Muses

An Interview by Robert Dupree with Claire Soares on her Film Ben Stevenson: A Choreographer & his Muses FULL INTERVIEW An excerpt- Robert Dupree: Does the film cover Stevenson's entire working life? Did you stop at the point your actual shooting stopped? Claire Soares: Actually, I stopped earlier, because Stevenson...

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Video Camera Buying Guide for Dancers

Video Camera Buying Guide for Dancers by Mitchell Rose Some people have been asking me for advice on purchasing a video camera. It can be pretty overwhelming out there with all the options available. It's hard to say, "Buy this camera" because the manufacturers change their model lineup every...

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Gerald Marks and Life in Stereoscopic 3-D

Notes from the New York Film and Video Council's event "The Art of Stereoscopic 3-D" by guest blogger Erich Rettstadt  Gerald Marks and Life in Stereoscopic 3-D On Tuesday March 27th, the New York Film and Video Council hosted an event entitled “The Art of Stereoscopic 3-D” in...

Dance on Camera: 40 Years- A Reflection

Our 40th Anniversary Dance on Camera Festival was a momentous weekend in the history of Dance Films Association. Mindy Aloff, acclaimed dance writer, contributed this article to the festival program. As 2012 opens, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the annual Dance on Camera Festival—the first...

Cross Disciplinary Filmmaking in the Digital Age

New York Foundation for the Arts Cross Disciplinary Filmmaking Panel Thursday February 23, 6:00PM On Thursday, February 23rd, theNew York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) hosted a panel discussion on cross-disciplinary filmmaking, featuring four media artists who create and tell stories using multiple platforms (also known as transmedia)....

Body of Water

Body of Water: Video installation and live performance by Dawn Kramer and Stephen Buck at Pozen Center and Godine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, June 3-4, 2011 Review by Debra Cash A dappled chameleon lingers among granite boulders. A water lily’s pale face...

Postcards from Italy

Postcards from Italy: Making an Effort with Interactive Art by Renata Shepard Renata Sheppard is a dancer, choreographer, and media artist currently enjoying a Fulbright Fellowship in Turin, Italy. Her Fulbright research involves a live interactive performance that will soon become a dance for the camera work...

Continuing the Conversation

Continuing the Conversation Erin Brannigan’s Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image Book Review by Terry Sprague As we continue to piece together the puzzle that is the ever-emerging genre of dance on film and video, Erin Brannigan provides us with a foundational piece of that puzzle in her...