PLEASE JOIN US FOR GVSU's Sixth Annual DANCE ON CAMERA FESTIVAL.
Since 1999, Dance Films Association has facilitated the Dance on Camera Tour to offer innovative programming to various communities interested in screening dance film.This touring program serves our family of filmmakers, while simultaneously educating a larger audience about the possibilities of dance on camera. The Dance On Camera Tour selects films the annual screening series, Dance on Camera, co-presented annually by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Considered the “mother” of dance film festivals, Dance On Camera presents a broad range of independent dance films and celebrates the immediacy, energy, and mystery of dance combined with the intimacy of film.
Gravity Of Center (14.5 minutes)
Victor Quijada, Canada, 2011
‘Gravity Of Center’ is a short-film adaptation of Victor Quijada’s full-length work for RUBBERBANDance Group. Follow this pack across remote landscapes as the need for individualism is suffocated by their dependence on the group. Through visceral physicality, five world-class dancers embody animal instinct in this striking film directed by Thibaut Duverneix and Victor Quijada, and photographed by Christophe Collette.
Momentum (7 minutes)
Boris Seewald, Germay, 2013
For some it is just an ordinary party snack but for Patrick a tortilla chip started his moment of self-discovery.(With exuberant dancing and magical passion he shares his inspiration and invites everyone to participate. Even his mother.
MOMENTUM explores the concept of spontaneous authenticity and the perfect synopsis of body and soul – through a tortilla chip and dance.
Rules of the Game (8.5 minutes)
Jeff & Rick Kuperman, USA & Canada, 2013
Trust between four factory workers dissolves under the unremitting surveillance of the management.
The Space In Back of You (65 minutes)
Richard Rutkowski, USA, 2011
Suzushi Hanayagi, the innovative, even radical Japanese dancer and choreographer, informed the approach of performing arts legend Robert Wilson and has been an enduring influence on his work. This film captures her mysterious power, while giving us a rare chance to experience Wilson’s sensibility. The director, a former Wilson assistant, examines the artistry of Suzushi in all its complexity, from her ancient Japanese lineage in Kabuki to her transition to modern and post modern dance. Ultimately, this is a story of the nature of collaboration, the story of loss (Hanayagi is now suffering from Alzheimer’s) and the story of renewal though Wilson’s tribute to their creative partnership. During their interview although her memory is compromised, she makes a telling remark: “I’m dancing in my mind.”