We would like to express our deepest appreciation to all the artists, audience members, and presenting partners for celebrating Dance Camera West’s 10th Anniversary with us. Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 Dance Camera West Festival Awards!
“Leaving Las Vegas” director Mike Figgis Debuts Erotically Charged Dance Film
Saturday, June 18 in Los Angeles
6/16/2011 by Degen Pener
In Mike Figgis’ new movie, The Co(te)lette Film, three female dancers wag their hips while on all fours, grind against each other and suggestively spread their legs while stone-faced men surrounding a stage look on intently. The emotionally freighted piece — which explores issues of desire, sensuality, female objectification and the search for satisfaction — will have its U.S. premiere at the Dance Camera West film fest this weekend on Saturday June 18 at the Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater. Read the full article here>
Friday, June 17, will be an action-packed day! Our first-ever conference program is a fantastic opportunity to join an international group of world-renowned artists, dancers, educators, and innovators, along with creative and business professionals from the television and film industries.
The all-day conference, followed by a dinner, reception and screenings will be intimate, giving access to the dance media luminaries speaking and attending. It will be held at the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance (Glorya Kaufman Hall).
Come spend a day with 25 internationally known dance media experts and change the way you look at transmedia storytelling, the artist’s process of creation, how international communities are approaching the genre, strategies for getting work funded, and tapping into larger audiences.
Due to high ticket demand, the Conference Contributor Membership is highly recommended. Members at this level will receive guaranteed priority seating at the conference, free dinner, and a hosted bar preceding the outdoor screening.
Dance Camera West’s 10th Anniversary celebration festival is only two weeks away!
25 Visiting artists and presenters will soon be arriving from all over the globe to discuss transmedia storytelling, the artist’s process of creation, how international communities are approaching the genre, strategies for getting work funded, and tapping into larger audiences.
Join us June 16-19 for amazing genre busting films, stimulating debate, networking, parties, and many opportunities to meet dance media artists, choreographers, filmmakers, distributors, producers and broadcasters.
With the diversity and range of film subjects and special events you won’t want to miss DCW’s 10th Anniversary. Check out our schedule.
Never Stand Still will have its west coast premiere at the 2011 Dance Camera West dance media film festival. It screens, Sunday June 19, 2:15–3:30PM at the Hammer Museum as part of the Iconic Figures in Dance: Documentary Series.
Never Stand Still explores why dance matters to those who make it and those who watch it. The documentary reveals the remarkable story of how an abandoned Massachusetts farm evolved into a focal point for dance throughout the world. Its unlikely purchase by choreographer Ted Shawn during the Great Depression allowed this secluded site in the Berkshires to become the internationally renowned Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Through candid conversations with world-class choreographers and dancers, thrilling performances, backstage access and rare archival footage, “Never Stand Still” immerses the viewer in this most ephemeral of art forms, celebrating not only its value to our culture, but also to our lives. Featuring Merce Cunningham, Mark Morris, Paul Taylor, Rasta Thomas (Bad Boys of Dance), Nikolaj Hubbe (Royal Danish Ballet artistic director), Judith Jamison, Gideo Obarzanek of Chunky Move) among others. [Director: Ron Honsa, U.S.A. 2011 74']
Dance Camera West presents our celebrated “Weekend at the Hammer” on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 during our 10th Anniversary Dance Media Film Festival. Seven programs over two days, including a director’s talk with Mike Figgis in conversation with Krista Smith, West Coast Editor, Vanity Fair. Curated by Lynette Kessler, artistic director of DCW.
WHERE: Hammer Museum – Billy Wilder Theater The Co(te)lette Film (U.S. Premiere)
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
SATURDAY JUNE 18 2:00 pm: Screening: “The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia” 4:00 pm: Screening: Global Screendance 3
From art historical references to political statements, enjoy eight incredibly diverse short films that range from poignant to lighthearted entertainment.
6:00 pm: Director’s Talk with Mike Figgis in conversation with Krista Smith, West Coast Editor, Vanity Fair 8:00 pm: Screening: The Co(te)lette Film (U.S. Premiere)
Followed by Q & A with Director Mike Figgis.
Reception to follow for DCW Membership Pass holders
SUNDAY JUNE 19 Throughout history, dance has always reflected – and influenced – historic events. Three documentaries show why dance is central to who we are. 1:00 – 5:00 pm: Iconic Figures in Dance: Documentary Series (3 features)
Our opening night is always a “sell out.” Make sure you’re a part of the crowd and book early. Reservations are free but required, and they go online on May 24. Click here for more information. Better yet, become a member for automatic RSVP’s to our most coveted events.
Our tenth anniversary festival begins on Thursday, June 16, with a private pre-screening reception at The Getty Center for invited guests and DCW Membership Pass holders.
The evening’s program, “Global Screendance 1,” features nine short dance films from around the world, including several U.S. premieres. This inimitable collection of international screendance films offers various perspectives on life interactions: A solo tap dancer conjuring memories; light-heartedness in a Danish village; a herd of Frisian horses and a duet for two men; a ballet dancer from every angle; a Tibetan dancer in a Scottish schoolroom; a close look at war choreography; and a flash mob of elderly line dancers.
“Nothing matches the energy of opening night,” Lynette Kessler, director of Dance Camera West, said. “We hope you’ll share the excitement with us.”