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(Dance) Notation Series- Research Encounters
Reading/writing dance

Feb 4th
This event will be streamed LIVE in

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Three different speakers will present their projects and perspectives in relation to the reading and writing of dance. Kerstin Evert dance teacher and researcher will present the research project IDOCDE an online databse for dance education, choreographer Emilie Gallier will talk about her new work Synchronicity a reading dance performance and Carla Fernandes cognitive linguistic researcher will introduce the development and status of the Transmedia Knowledge Base for contemporary Dance project.

Kerstin Evert; coordinator of the IDODEC project, a network of twelve European dance educators around the development of an online database that will develop and document best practices of contemporary dance education, to improve networking among contemporary dance educators and to increase visibility of this vibrant art form. IN order to do so an online platform is being designed where tagging, defining groups and developing writen documents on dance education are main goals. Evert will introduce the project and expose some of the challanges in relation to writing dance.

Carla Fernandes is assistant Professor at IPLeiria and Senior Researcher at the New University of Lisbon. Her current research focus is in the intersection of cognitive linguistics and the performing arts, particularly concerning the creation of multimodal corpora, digital archives and new documentation models. She coordinates the state-funded international research project TKB: “A Transmedia Knowledge Base for contemporary dance”, a research project in the interstices between cognitive linguistics and contemporary dance studies. TKB is an extensive and transdisciplinay project aiming at the design and construction of an open-ended multimodal knowledge base to document, annotate and support the creation of contemporary dance piece. Fernandes will present the project focusing on the process of annotations and descriptions of movements.

Emilie Gallier; is choreographer, researcher, director of the PØST Cie. Gallier will present her project Synchronicity a performance, book publication of a poem, and the choreography on paper (score), together with an essay written by Daniel Rovers (writer). This publication is a platform for the choreographer to probe the writing of movements of thoughts, and to turn to the spectator as reader, observer, and performer.

you can register for for  encounter on the 4th, by sending an email with your name, email address and telephone number to

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11h00-15h00 Central Europe Time


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ReelDance Call for Screen Dance Submission​s

ReelDance is currently inviting submissions of Australian and international screen dance work in the following categories*:

+ single channel (looped for installation)
+ multi-channel (looped for installation)
+ screen dance short – under 10mins (single screening)
+ mid-length screen dance – 10-60mins (single screening)
+ dance documentary (single screening)
+ online and/or mobile environments

*Entries must fall within the following definition: the work must contain within its main concerns dance and/or dynamic expressions of movement created specifically for the screen, be it human movement, the dance-like movement of inanimate objects, dance effects achieved through filming or post-production, or abstract motion studies. NOTE: Recordings of live dance performance will not be considered (unless as part of dance documentary).

*Only works created after 1 January 2010 will be considered.

*Closing date for submissions: 29 February 2012, AEDT 17:00 hrs

For more information and to submit online application form go to:

About ReelDance

ReelDance is an internationally recognised arts organisation supporting innovative collaborative practice across dance, film and new media art. We provide a forum for dance screen culture, developing and defining this artistic field of practice in Australia and New Zealand, and promoting local work both nationally and internationally.

ReelDance curates, presents and consults on programs of single and multi-screen works for exhibitions, broadcast and festivals. Other activities include professional development for those working in the field of dance screen through workshops and forums, creating distribution opportunities for Australian dance filmmakers. Also, ReelDance has established the Moving Image Collection, a significant archive of Australian and New Zealand dance screen works.

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CC MAD Madrid Creative Commons Film Festival 2012
19.01.2012 - 22.01.2012
Place: Medialab-Prado (Plaza de las Letras, C/ Alameda, 15. 28014 Madrid) y La Casa Encendida (Ronda de Valencia, 2. 28012 Madrid)

First Creative Commons Film Festival of the region of Madrid. The program includes lectues, screenings and workshops. In Medialab-Prado (January 19 and 20) and La Casa Encendida (January 21 and 22). [live streaming]

Free admission. Limited seating.

@cc_madfestival y #ccmad

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For four days we will talk about new way of making movies thanks to the potential of the Internet. Creative Commons licenses allow to connect the author with the audience, foster co-creation and co-production and also allow the work to be shared with everybody so they can reach a larger number of spectators.

Medialab-Prado hosts lectures, screenings and workshops on January 19 and 20, 2012.


Program in Medialab-Prado

January 19

6:45 pm: Presentation of the Festival.

7 pm: #redada CC MAD: Cinema in the Era of the Internet. With Guillermo ZapataPieter de VosAlberto Tognazzi and Stephane Grueso. Moderated by  Antonio Delgado. [+info]

9 pm: Screening of short films*. Creative Commons short film selection:

    * Sikitiko (Pietr de Vos).
    * La Mancha (Samuel M. Delgado, Helena Girón).
    * Prebloc (Guiles Guerraz).
    * La mirada circular (Iván Sáinz-Pardo, Dirk Soldner i Jim-Box)
    * Legacy (Grzegorz Jonkajtys)
    * Ocaso (Ignacio F. Rodó)
    * Thirst (Keith Rivers)
    * Spot (Guillermo Zapata)

January 20

7 pmMaster Class with Luis Román. Producing and distributing your work on the internet. Workshop.

8:30 pm. Presentation of the meta-documentary El Cine en la Era Digital. Mi experiencia crowdfunding*, by Beatriz Cebas.

9 pm: Made in Mad New Filmmakers*. Screening of selected shorts. Audience Award. Final selection:

Empanadas Argentinas, Federico Untermann
Error numérico en árbol antena, Ana Ugarte
Estúpida Historia, Ana Lambarri
Persecución #1: La Fille, Marine de Contes
Bendita Masacre, Jota Aronak
* #Admirables, Paula Girart
A N G E L, Diego Uceda
* Disculpen las molestias, Nuria Gil/ Baltazar Rodes

El ganador del premio se eligirá por voto del público, con papeletas, con un voto por persona asistente.

En la fiesta en La boca del lobo se anunciará el ganador y las meciones de BccN


*These session will not be streamed.

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A big hurrah to you!!!!! We’ve won for now -- SOPA and PIPA were dropped by Congress today -- the votes we’ve been scrambling to mobilize against have been cancelled.

The largest online protest in history has fundamentally changed the game.  You were heard.

On January 18th, 13 million of us took the time to tell Congress to protect free speech rights on the internet. Hundreds of millions, maybe a billion, people all around the world saw what we did on Wednesday.  See the amazing numbers here and tell everyone what you did.

This was unprecedented. Your activism may have changed the way people fight for the public interest and basic rights forever.

The MPAA (the lobby for big movie studios which created these terrible bills) was shocked and seemingly humbled.  “‘This was a whole new different game all of a sudden,’ MPAA Chairman and former Senator Chris Dodd told the New York Times. ‘[PIPA and SOPA were] considered by many to be a slam dunk.’”

“'This is altogether a new effect,' Mr. Dodd said, comparing the online movement to the Arab Spring. He could not remember seeing 'an effort that was moving with this degree of support change this dramatically' in the last four decades, he added."  

Tweet with us, shout on the internet with us, let's celebrate: Round of applause to the 13 million people who stood up  - #PIPA and #SOPA are tabled 4 now. #13millionapplause

P.S.  China's internet censorship system reminds us why the fight for democratic principles is so important:

In the New Yorker:  "Fittingly, perhaps, the discussion has unfolded on Weibo, the Twitter-like micro-blogging site that has a team of censors on staff to trim posts with sensitive political content. That is the arrangement that opponents of the bill have suggested would be required of American sites if they are compelled to police their users’ content for copyright violations. On Weibo, joking about SOPA’s similarities to Chinese censorship was sensitive enough that some posts on the subject were almost certainly deleted (though it can be hard to know).
After Chinese Web users got over the strangeness of hearing Americans debate the merits of screening the Web for objectionable content, they marvelled at the American response. Commentator Liu Qingyan wrote:

‘We should learn something from the way these American Internet companies protested against SOPA and PIPA. A free and democratic society depends on every one of us caring about politics and fighting for our rights. We will not achieve it by avoiding talk about politics.’"

(press release is here:

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A world without dance?


Entrevistas grabadas durante la celebración del 25 Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid, los días 1 y 2 de diciembre de 2011.
Teatro Fernán Gómez. Centro de Arte. Madrid

Intervienen (por orden de aparición):
- Avatâra Ayuso, Alejandra Baño y Miriam Remírez
- Amparo Urieta y Rocco Vermijs
- Satoko Kojima y Julio César Terrazas
- Marié Shimada y Marcos Marco
- Zaida Ballesteros, Claudia Voigt, Exequiel Barreras y Yannick Badier
- Candelaria Antelo y Arthur Bernard Bazin
- Martin Blazek, Daniel Corrales, Samuel Delvaux, Virginia Gimeno, Reija Heinonen, Ingrid Magriña, Agurtzane Pérez, Amélie Ségarra y Elia López
- Alejandra Agudo y Javier Guerrero
- Rosana Barra y Celeste Ayus
- Jessie Brett y Carlota Mantecón
- Mickael Marso y Jordi Vilaseca
- Dasha Lavrennikov, Inma Marín, Sara Caneva y Silvia Balvín
- Marcos Morau

Producción:Mayda Álvarez
Cámara: Miguel Estévez
Edición: jmacGarin

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PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.
<<strong>NO TO DARKNESS! Protect the internet! OPOSSE SOPA! On January we are 18 joining hundreds of sites around the Internet to oppose SOPA and PIPA! but I decided not GOING DARK but using knowledge about the insanity of the copyright laws and what is at stake. I selected important references that are relevant to understand the complexity of the changes and the impact of the legislation. USA legislation is bending under the pressure of five Hollywood studios, four multinational record labels, and six global publishers to maximize their profits with absurd medieval repressive tactics not even caring about the implications for freedom and the cultural impact of the new internet and open culture and its importance for a more democratic ways of knowledge distribution. Information need to FREE!!! These laws pretend to create a punishing Internet censorship regime and exports it to the rest of the world. Oppose it! and and their platforms would not be able to exist in this SOPA world. The open internet and its huge cultural impact on innovation and change would be doomed. We will be back to a cable TV and the hegemony of a centralized information and knowledge sharing would be limited to just talking about your favorite shows…and celbrity

From Cory Doctorow: "I don't think that any amount of "piracy" justifies this kind of depraved indifference to the consequences of one's actions. Big Content haven't just declared war on Boing Boing and Reddit and the rest of the "fun" Internet: they've declared war on every person who uses the net to publicize police brutality, every oppressed person in the Arab Spring who used the net to organize protests and publicize the blood spilled by their oppressors, every abused kid who used the net to reveal her father as a brutalizer of children, every gay kid who used the net to discover that life is worth living despite the torment she's experiencing, every grassroots political campaigner who uses the net to make her community a better place -- as well as the scientists who collaborate online, the rescue workers who coordinate online, the makers who trade tips online, the people with rare diseases who support each other online, and the independent creators who use the Internet to earn their livings." read whole article:
Great essay: no copyright and no cultural conglomorates Read here to know more about the implications of SOPA Read the article from the New York Times Stop the Great Firewall of America On of the many YouTube Videos about this: (Playlist with 4 important references) I am also making available more texts, and BTW, they are all for free and have Creative Commons license. So, please share!!!
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I'm an artist working in the fields of dance, video and performance. I'm creating my new piece and we will start with a residency in PACT Zollverain, Essen from 21st February to 12 March.

I'm looking for someone who can code and build flexible systems where we can play with video delays, multi-camera switching, real-time to recorded-video switching, etc. I'm not interested in motion capture or VJ or mapping. More the "analog" side of video: record, reproduce, in its infinite ways.

I'm looking for someone with a deep artistic vision, who is not only into technology but who can reflect on the concepts of the piece we will be working in, with experience in group artistic research.

I can offer travel from Europe, accommodation and 200 € per week during the three weeks residency in Essen.

You can check out my work in my site:

Let's have a talk, thank you!!

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The CHOREOGRAPHIC CAPTURES project website has been newly designed and expanded into an interactive portal. Now you can register at as a member of the online community, upload your own art films, watch and evaluate other people’s clips or watch a bunch of high-qual dancefilms from our four competitions (shorts no longer than 60 seconds). The portal is meant to support the interaction between choreography, media art and film, and motivate people to creatively work with a medium of art. So make the jump with us, and check us out at

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For a multitude of reasons, we need to need each other.

"Today, increasingly, we yearn instead for community. We don't want to live in a commodity world, where everything we have exists for the primary goal of profit. We want things created for love and beauty, things that connect us more deeply to the people around us. We desire to be interdependent, not independent. The gift circle, and the many new forms of gift economy that are emerging on the Internet, are ways of reclaiming human relationships from the market."

Read whole article here


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videodance from the middle east:

hi all,

maybe some of you will find it interesting..  an email I just received looking for videodance from the middle east:


Dear friends & colleagues,
I am looking for short dance films & movement based short movies from Israeli choreographers/filmmakers
for a dance film evening in the Zürich Moves Festival in March in Switzerland.
If you have a movie, you would like to apply with, please contact me asap.
Find details in the PDF.
I also look for works from other Middle Eastern countries, such as Egypt, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon & Palestine.
If you have any connection, names or places, I could contact, I'd be happy for any information and help.
Thank you very much and a Happy New Year for 2012!
Sascha Engel

Barditchevski St. 9/12

64258 Tel Aviv


Home +972-(0)3-68 69 679

Mobile +972-(0)54-585 07 10


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WestFest presents
WestFest All Over Westbeth: A Series of Site-Specific Dances
May 6th, 2012

On May 6th, 2012 WestFest will present the second annual WestFest Site-Specific Dance Festival throughout the intricate architecture of the famous Westbeth Artists’ Housing Complex in the West Village. Dance will decorate the hallways, stairwells, basement crevices, the laundry room, the courtyards, the engine room and the roof bringing life to a building dedicated to the arts. For more information on last year’s site-specific event, please go to the New York Times review at

This year’s site-specific festival will include the work of 10 to 12 choreographers who will be scattered throughout the Westbeth Artists’ Housing Complex, performing 5-minute works for audience groups guided through the sites by WestFest volunteers. WestFest is looking for choreographers to create original works for this event, incorporating a chosen performance site within the WestBeth Artists’ Housing Complex. WestFest is open to presenting work that incorporates live music, video installation, as well as experimental collaborations. Each work must be able to be performed multiple times in a row. Please note the choreographer is responsible to supply all performance needs, including any sound equipment. If you would like to apply please request an application at

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Between the Seas Festival of Mediterranean performing arts invites submissions to its second edition (August 20-26th 2012 at the Wild Project)
Between the Seas Festival of Mediterranean Performing arts is excited to announce an open call for submissions in the fields of dance, theater and music from performing artists of the Mediterranean and Mediterranean diaspora as well as artists with a working interest in the Mediterranean region. The festival, which aims at promoting contemporary Mediterranean culture and encouraging exchange between Mediterranean and US-based artists, is interested in programming short or full length formats, works in progress or full productions, new or previously staged performances, original works and adaptations. The deadline for submissions is March 1st 2012. For more information and to access the submissions guidelines please visit
In its first edition in August 2011 Between the Seas presented 14 artists, including two NYC and two US premieres, and performances representing Morocco, France/Algeria, Egypt, Israel, US, Greece, Canada, Italy and Spain. The Festival is produced by Les Manouches Theater under the artistic direction of Aktina Stathaki. The Wild Project theater that will host the festival for the second time is a beautiful 87- seat black box theater, with state of the art facilities, eco-friendly, located in the beautiful and vibrant neighborhood of the East Village in the heart of New York City.
For inquiries and information please contact:

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Jeannette Ginslov Media Facilitations


 Jeannette Ginslov Media Facilitations 



Led by

Independent Media Artist, Choreographer and Researcher

Jeannette Ginslov


Artist in Residence Malmö University

@ MEDEA Institute Feb/Mar/April 2012

Online Producer for MoveStream

Associate Producer for dancetech.netTV

Artistic Director Walking Gusto Productions




A. Jeannette Ginslov - Screendance Facilitations 


These workshops explore the genre of Screendance. The workshops are based on the unique shooting technique designed by Jeannette Ginslov namely, Camera As….Loading The Frame In Screendance. This was inspired by Ginslov's research on: Aristotle’s notion of Rhetoric, dance filmmaker Douglas Rosenberg’s “camera as carnivore” and Ginslov's research on capturing Affect. A workshop on editing, DVD production, uploading, documenting and archiving your work, could also be arranged.


Camera As….Loading The Frame In Screendance

This process highlights affect and the intention of the screendance maker. It amplifies the audience’s reception and appreciation of the emotional and kinesthetic, in a non-linear narrative framework.  Through a series of shooting exercises, using formal as well as experimental or improvised shooting methodologies, static and hand-held camera, with story boards or scores for an improvised shoot. The workshops focuses on the use of postmodern dance practice as well as the cinematic genre of Dogme 95 and a non-linear filmic practice.



a)     Each participant will plan and shoot a one-minute edit in camera dance video

b)     Teams will then plan, shoot and edit, a 2-3 minute screendance work. Each team will elect a director, cameraperson, editor, choreographer, dancers, producer etc.  

Other modules could include:

a)     Documenting Your Work, Performance and Rehearsals

b)     Screendance for live performance works

c)     Screendance Documentaries

d)     Vlogging

e)     Uploading, Promoting and Distributing your work using social media

f)      Shorts, Trailers, Teasers

g)     Editing – basic using iMovie, Advanced using Final Cut Pro

h)     DVD Production

i)      Pitching your ideas - loglines

For more details see Jeannette Ginslov’s online Dance Film’s Association document where she offers a detailed synthesis on Aristotle’s Rhetoric and how to apply theoretical concepts to the filmmaking process in "Camera as........Loading the frame in Screendance" 16 August 2011.



B. Jeannette Ginslov - MoveStream                                                                     


Concept Marlon Barrios Solano and Jeannette Ginslov

Produced & Presented by Jeannette Ginslov
A Movestream and co-production

1) Online Video Production

MoveStream provides an interdisciplinary platform that investigates the crossover between the boundaries usually found in media/dance/cinema/video and the internet 2.0. It provides a fresh and adaptive evolving domain for the public to engage with culture, choreography and performance. As a networked phenomenon, it encourages a much needed flow and exchange in Screendance discourse. It offers a new Screening portal for Screendance makers with the possibility of developing new online performance vocabularies that reposition dance performance as a multi-sited, digitally mediated art form. Ease of accessibility encourages viewers to engage with the ontologies that are foregrounded in the interviews. It also serves as an open archive for Screendance works, preserving the past with the capability of re-informing the present.

Video interviews and vlogs of performances can be produced for festivals, conferences, workshops etc. This could work in tandem with dance-tech.netTV. Teams of vloggers can be trained to shoot and upload material from the festivals onto dance-tech.netTV 

2) Lectures

A lecture on MoveStream and the use of the Internet 2.0 as a promotional tool as well as vlogging, documentaries, teasers for the promotion of work.

This will include a demonstration of MoveStream’s videos on line that use tagging and annotations as a tool for online distribution and sharing.


3) Workshops

a) Vlogging – shooting and editing interviews, events and documentaries

b) Shooting and editing trailers and teasers for online distribution

c) Uploading and sharing online

d) Creating an online archive


Online Movestream Interviews for dance-techTV (2010 - 2011)

Online Documents:  “What you see is what you get!” 21 Hot/Easy/Quick Vlogging Tips to shoot online interviews by Jeannette Ginslov 07 May 2011. On




Jeannette Ginslov Media Facilitations  -  SCREENDANCE LECTURES

Jeannette Ginslov offers a variety of lectures based on topics that are pertinent, relevant and useful for any Screendance maker. These are based on Ginslov’s many years of extensive practice and research in the following topics:  



a)     “Uncovering the differences of Affect and the haptic in Screendance.” Based on research by Ginslov as Artist -in-Residence for the AffeXity Project with Prof Susan Kozel at MEDEA, a research centre for collaborative media at Malmö University, Sweden

b)     “the concrete and the digital - emotional and kinaesthetic amplification of the authentic and digitalised body in screendance” Ginslov’s MSc in Screendance Dissertation topic.

c)     Screendance and Augmented Reality using mobile devices with geo-tagging. AffeXity.

d)     Social choreographies using online media: AffeXity.


Keynote Lecture:  

Screendance and the Global Network - Online Dance Communities: The rise of social media, telematic performance, online curating and platforms dedicated to screendance. 

The Gordon Institute of Performing and Creative Arts

Film and Dance Conference, University of Cape Town South Africa 26-28 August 2011


Online Video of GIPCA Conference: Shot & Edited Jeannette Ginslov




AffeXity Project online:




Skolen for Moderne Dans Dance & New Media Dept - Danseformidler Students 4th Year Presentation - Editing and DVD production


  1. Key Note Lecture for GIPCA - Gordon Institute of Performing and Creative Arts, Dance & Film Conference Sun 28 Aug 09h00. “Screendance and the Global Network - Online Dance Communities” University of Cape Town
  2. Open Screendance W/S at AFDA & GIPCA – Cape Town South Africa – 29-31 August
  3. Screendance and Editing Workshops for 4th Year Danseformidler Students from Skolen,     Moderne Dans Dance & New Media Dept. at Host Guest Ghost #2, Dansehallerne June/July
  4. Screendance Workshops Skolen for Moderne Dans  January Weeks 2 & 3  Direct, Shoot, Edit & Upload 4th Yr & Danseformidler Students


  1.  Skolen for Moderne Dans Dance & New Media 1st Yrs & 4th Yrs March
  2.  Editing & DVD production Masters Students - Skolen for Moderne Dans April
  3.  Open Screendance W/S Level 1 & 2 01-03 Oct  and 24-26 Dansehallerne, Cph Dk
  4.  SHOOT - Dance for Screen at Moderna Dansteatern, Dans och Cirkus   Högskolan University,   18 June 2010 Stockholm, Sweden


  1. Open screendance W/S 12 & 13 December 2009, DanseHallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark
  2. Vesterbro NySkole Dance Explosion for schoolchildren 16 & 19 Nov 2009
  3. Walking Gusto Productions Feb 2009 AFDA, Johannesburg,
South Africa


Dance Umbrella Young Choreographic Residency March 2008 FNB Dance Umbrella, Johannesburg, South Africa


Online Screendance W/S from 2008-9

Playlist of all Screendance and Choreographic W/S

Screendance Workshops 2008-2011 *condensed version

Student’s Screendance works online






My hourly rate: $100.00 or €77 p/hour

Minimum hours per day: x4 hrs

One hour preparation and x3 hrs face to face teaching

Recommended minimum days = 5 days 

5 days x 4hrs = 20hrs = $2,000.00 or €1,540.00 (neg.)

This includes all preparation and post production time.

Accommodation, Per diem and flights should also be provided.


The package can be designed to suit your needs:

You may combine a number of Workshops/Lectures/MovestreamTV/Lectures/Vlogging.




Mobile: +45 2699 0363  


You Tube:


* MoveStream is affiliated to dance-techTV. All media produced during the facilitations will appear on MoveStream, on YouTube and Facebook as well as MoveStreamTV linked to dance-techTV.


* *The facilitations may also be combined with Marlon Barrios Solano’s WGL - World Grid Lab as hosted on, if we are both invited to the Festival/Event/Facliations. Rates are negotiable.



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Homeless but not hopeless

12249526884?profile=originalOn January 30, 2012, NYC's Department of Homeless Services runs its eighth Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE). The survey estimates the number of individuals living on the streets, in parks and in other public spaces in New York City. A survey is a federal requirement for all cities wishing to draw down funding for homeless services provided by the McKinney-Vento Act. New York City has seen a 40 percent decline in street homelessness since 2005.  

That same day, January 30th, 2012 at 6pm, Dance on Camera Festival will screen

Re-Staging Shelter
Bruce Berryhill/Martha Curtis; USA; 2011; 29m
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, founder of Urban Bush Women created “Shelter” in 1988 in response to the plight of the homeless in NYC. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a new version of “Shelter “was created and then reconstructed by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and company members for Virginia Commonwealth University dance majors. The dancers were challenged to look at issues of displacement and what Zollar calls: “An Actor’s Process through a Dancer’s Body.” In a 1990 review in The New York Times, Jennifer Dunning wrote: “Zollar’s ‘Shelter’  is so filled with compassion and anger that it becomes a powerful incantation against the evils of obliviousness and neglect.”

On that same program ia another film on the pain of re-locating:  

12249527892?profile=originalTwo Seconds After Laughter
David Rousseve; USA; 2011; 16m
Weaving stunning cinematography shot in Java by Cari Shim Sham, traditional Indonesian dance, postmodern gesture performed by Sri Susilowati, original Sudanese music, and a potent narrative, this stunning film creates a border-jumping dialogue on a universal irony: The heart longs most for the place called home to which it can never return.

We ask that you consider both joining the survey and coming to this program at DOCF. 

Get involved with HOPE, call 311; contact Heather Janik (212) 361-7973.

Come meet the directors/choreographers involved with RE-STAGING SHELTER and TWO SECONDS AFTER LAUGHTER at Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center Plaza, 165 West 65th Street. Visit

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12249529071?profile=originalEN DEDANS

Gabrielle Lamb, USA, 2011; 10m

A one-of-a-kind film collage that draws on dancers’ dream journals, choreography, structured improv and spoken text.

When I set out on my collaboration with the BalletX dancers, I had in mind to make a film based on the idea of dancers' dreams. I found, almost but not quite to my surprise, that most dancers have pretty much the same two or three dreams about dance that I myself have.  Rather than discouraging me, however, this awakened my curiosity about the people I was working with.  I wanted to get deeper into their minds and use these dreams as a starting point for learning about their unique experiences.  Alongside our choreographic explorations and structured improvs, I talked to them about their earliest memories of dance----what they love and hate about it, and how they have changed over the years.  These dancers were incredibly generous, both in the studio and in conversation;  and I wanted the finished work to weave together their multicolored threads in a way that celebrates these lives lived in dance.  

When I create a new work, I rarely have a clear vision in my mind of the finished product.  I do have themes or images, however; and using these as a basis I start my process by journaling and collecting materials.  Once a point of departure suggests itself I begin to assemble the materials in a collage; and each new element I add suggests the next possibility.  For this project I created a structure for myself by beginning with the soundtrack, using the dancers' voices and the music to establish a spine of meaning.  Once the soundtrack was complete, I added the layers of images and animation.  Working in this manner, I inevitably encounter surprises, both positive and negative.  Each project poses unique challenges that I cannot predict ahead of time.  On the other hand, I rarely feel disappointed in the actualization of my vision, since it never quite exists in the first place.

Gabrielle Lamb

Dancer, choreographer, self-taught filmmaker Gabrielle Lamb will introduce her short EN DEDANS to be shown along with BALANCHINE IN PARIS in DOCF 2012 Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 4pm at the Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center Plaza, New York. 

For more information on Gabrielle Lamb, please visit her website

For more information on the Philadelphia based dance company BalletX, see

12249529267?profile=originalTo buy tickets to see this film, visit

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I am student anthropologist. I wish to explore how ballet dancers experience performing from a personal perspective – the connection between mind, body and space (embodiment). I am thinking about possible theoretical approaches including habitus and phenomenology but these may change.

I am looking for dancers and choreographers who are interested in helping with my research. To find out how to help, go to my blog. thks... Mike

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