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16th Annual Dance Media Film Festival

16th Annual Dance Media Film FestivalCommitted to fostering and promoting the vibrant art of dance and dance on film from around the globe, Dance Camera West presents the 16th Annual Dance Media Festival, a public event incorporating dance explored through film and live performance.

UCLA’s Fowler Museum, Glorya Kaufman Hall UCLA, and Royce Hall from April 20-23, 2017 and at the Santa Monica Pier

This year’s Festival marks Dance Camera West’s continued passion for bringing together diverse communities to experience dance through the intimate medium of film taking place at UCLA’s Fowler Museum, Glorya Kaufman Hall UCLA, and Royce Hall from April 20-23, 2017 and at the Santa Monica Pier on April 29-30. This year’s Festival highlights include International Shorts, Documentaries, Live Performances, and a Family Film Day comprised of Animation films and an art installation.

This multi-disciplinary media film festival promises to offer something for everyone and showcases many forms of dance including modern, post modern, world, tap, dance theater, ballet, hip-hop and practically all dance that has been captured on film in a way that is of quality and essential value. Dance Camera West's Dance Film Festival is funded in part by Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Sponsors include CAP UCLA, Fowler Museum, and CalArts.

Dance Camera West (DCW) aspires to awaken and infuse the public mainstream with a desire for critical creative programming presenting the visual language of dance on screen in a way that stretches the imagination and changes the way we think about dance.

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16th Annual Dance Media Film Festival Schedule

Thursday, April 20
Opening Night International Shorts, Royce Hall, UCLA, 8 p.m $12

Percecuta: dir. Lombard Twins Choreography Lombard Twins
Wake: dir. Katherine Macnaughton Choreography Ashley Werhun
Life in Color: dir. and Choreography Wade Robson
Open: dir. Lindsay Gauthier and Dana Genshaft
Instrinsic Moral Evil: dir. Harm Weistra Choreography Fernando Domínguez Rincón
Move On: dir. Yasuaki Fujinami
Jonah: dir. Andrew Michael Ellis
Moving Southwark: dir. Jevan Chowdhury
and more……

Friday, April 21
A Celebration of UCLA Dance: 1962-2017

Allegra Fuller Snyder (’67) Film Screenings and Q&A
6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Fowler Museum, UCLA Free

Honoring the Legacy of the Six Extraordinary Female Founders of UCLA Dance and
Outdoor Reception Celebrating the Present with Short Dance Film Screenings
from Current UCLA Dance Faculty
8 p.m.–10 p.m., Glorya Kaufman Hall UCLA $15

Honorees: Elsie Dunin, Pia Gilbert, Alma Hawkins, Carol Scothorn, Doris Siegel, Allegra Fuller Snyder
Performances and Readings: Allegra Fuller Snyder, Linda Gold, Lula Washington,
Sophiline Cheam-Shapiro, Jackie Lopez
Reception and Short Film Screenings: Kyle Abraham, Lionel Popkin, Victoria Marks, David Roussève

Saturday, April 22 (day)
Featured Documentaries
12-noon – 5:00 p.m., Fowler Museum, UCLA, Westwood $12

A Man of Dance, dir. Marie Brodeur the story of living legend Vincent Warren, American-born star dancer of Montreal’s Les Grands Ballets Canadiens with short film See/Obey by Jouka Valkama and Susanna Leinonen   

Bill T. Jones, dir. Vincent Kay Bill T. Jones assists dance students at CSULB in their production of his controversial staging of Flannery O’Connor’s ‘The Artifical N*****’ with short film Dance for Life by Ella Cooper

Storyboard P, a stranger in Sweden, dir. Mattew D’Arcy chronicles Storyboard’s early steps towards international stardom with short film Ghost Story by Sarah Elgart

Saturday, April 22 (evening)
West Coast Premiere - In the Steps of Trisha Brown
& CalArts Emerging Artists Awards
7:00 p.m., Fowler Museum, UCLA, Westwood $12

Choreographer Trisha Brown revolutionized the world of contemporary dance. Now, her seminal 1979 work Glacial Decoy, with costumes and projected slides by the similarly risk-taking artist Robert Rauschenberg, is coming to Paris, performed by a new generation of dancers. In the Steps of Trisha Brown takes us behind the scenes in the weeks leading up to the first performance by the National Opera Ballet of Paris

Sunday, April 23
Family Day, Animated & Humorous Dance Films, Flipbook Workshop
1:00 p.m., Fowler Museum, UCLA, Westwood $12

Dancin the Camera, dir. Pieter-Rim de Kroon and Marije Nie
349, dir. Kristen Shaeffer
Little Dreams, dir. Wilkie Branson
Fawn, dir. Holly Ashton
Ceci n’est pas Magritte, dir. Ivan Skorik
Beyond Perfection, dir. pei-hsuan Li
No Deal, dir. Devin Jamieson, choreography Jillian Meyers
Inheriting a Legacy, dir. Carmen Roman
Let’s Dance!: dir. Allison Beda Choreography Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg

Sunday, April 23
Special Screening, Mr. Gaga
3:00 p.m., Fowler Museum, UCLA, Westwood $12

Mr. Gaga, dir. Tomer Heymann documentary film about renowned Israeli choreographer and artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company, Ohad Naharin, who had a major influence of modern dance with his own movement language, Gaga

Saturday & Sunday, April 29/30
To the Sea: Dance Concerts
Sunset Performances and Film Screening, Santa Monica Pier FREE

Jacob Jonas The Company, 7 Fingers, Seaweed Sisters and Tony Testa
Sunset Performance and post-sunset Shorts Film Screening
Grey by Jacob Jonas
Rebellion & Johannesburg by Leila El-Kayem and Jessica Nupen
and more…..

For complete film schedule and descriptions, to purchase tickets, and for more information about the 16th Annual Dance Media Film Festival taking place at UCLA in Westwood, please visit Royce Hall is located at 340 Royce Drive Glorya Kaufman Hall UCLA is located at 120 Westwood Plaza and the Fowler Museum is located at 308 Charles E. Young Drive North. Please like the Festival on facebook at email inquiries to and follow us on twitter and instagram: @DanceCameraWestFilmFest

Presenter / Producer: Dance Camera West

Listed Categories
Dance > Contemporary Dance
Dance > Other Dance Forms

Event Phone: 323-620-3495

Royce Hall, Fowler Museum, Glorya Kaufman Hall and the Santa Monica Pier
Los Angeles CA 90095

LA - Hollywood / Westside

Performance Dates: 4/20/2017 - 4/30/2017
Thursday, 04/20/2017
Friday, 04/21/2017
Saturday, 04/22/2017
Sunday, 04/23/2017
Sunday, 04/30/2017

Performance Times
Friday, April 21, 8:00 p.m.: A Celebration of UCLA Dance: 1962-2017 Honoring the Legacy of UCLA Dance Founders Glorya Kaufman Hall UCLA $15

Saturday, April 22, 12-noon: Featured Documentary Films: Fowler Museum, $12

Saturday, April 22, 7:00 p.m.: West Coast Premiere In the Steps of Trisha Brown Fowler Museum and CalArts Emerging Artists Awards, $12

Sunday, April 23, 1:00 p.m.: Family Day: Humorous and Animated Films and Workshop, Fowler Museum, $12

Sunday, April 23, 3:00 p.m.: Mr. Gaga Special Screening, Fowler Museum, $12

Saturday/Sunday, April 29-30, Sunset – To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier with Jacob Jonas The Company, 7 Fingers, Seaweed Sisters and Film Screening, FREE

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