Dance Camera West is a leading force in providing audiences a new way to view dance, and offers many their first and only opportunity to access dance. The unique collaboration of filmmakers, dancers, choreographers, and musicians creates a synergy that makes dance media a wonderful new genre to watch and participate in! Thank you, Dance Camera West, for your dedication.
– Lia Azeal, Consultant
Dance Camera West has had an important impact on the city, and continues to inspire and motivate especially in difficult times.
– Renae Williams, Dance Director, Music Center
No venue or series offers a more exciting array of major international choreographers… Stunning in its variety… Powerful performances…Consistently surprising… Funny, sexy and endlessly resourceful…
– Lewis Segal, Los Angeles Times
A significant presence, Dance Camera West is exerting a strong influence on the development of dance and dance audiences in our city.
– Steven Lavine, President, California Institute of the Arts
Dance Camera West seems to me to be the best festival anywhere in the world.
– Bob Lockyer, Executive Producer, BBC
Dance Camera West is such an enormous contribution to the Dance community both from the scholarly and creative standpoint.
– Barbara Sellers-Young, Dean of Fine Arts, York University, Toronto
Artistic director Lynette Kessler has added a whole new layer to visual entertainment!
– Richard Baker, Messina and Baker
Dance Camera West is one of few places in America that pushes artistic boundaries.
– Pooh Kaye, Artist
What I see at Dance Camera West is some of the best and most substantial media out there.
– Deborah Andrus, ABC Studios
I’m so fired up! I’m entering a dance film next year. I think what Director Lynette Kessler is doing is brilliant.
– Heidi Cuda, FOX News
I am so happy to have the opportunity of sending my projects.
– Vivian Rojas, Dance Video Artist, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dance Camera West brings the dance community of Los Angeles together in a new way. These dance films allow a fresh conversation about dance to emerge and adds a whole new dimension to understanding movement.
– Kate Lutz, Activist
We’re completely in awe–venues appeared and disappeared. Screens went up. We have no idea how you do what you do. It was an extraordinary festival. Thank you for letting us be a part of it.
– Amy Ephron, Writer
Every Dance Camera West event is inspiring, filled with passion and endless perseverance. I have been attending since 2005 and always walk away in awe and feeling a sense of renewal.
– Lisa Sheeler, Dance Camera West Member
It is such a privilege to participate in your cultural event. You have been an inspiration and this is just the beginning.
– Dain Olsen, Media Specialist, Los Angeles Unified School District
What you are doing for dance and art is amazing, that you do it yearly, astounding.
– Brandon Maxwell
It’s wonderful to make dance available to the community so that we can all share it.
– Margaret Kistel, Retired Teacher
Six of us, a mixture of friends and co-workers very much enjoyed the VideoDanza evening although we were expecting something different – not quite as abstract. We all agreed that the films were very profound and quite different from what the American audience usually looks for.
– Carrie Macy, Pilates Business Owner
Dance Camera West is one of the greatest resources in Los Angeles.
– Joanna Friedman, Freedom Films
Work happens because of the Dance Camera West. Truly remarkable programming…such a contribution.
– Roberta Shaw, Dancer/Filmmaker
Thank you Dance Camera West for your originality that is ahead of its time.
– Lia Azeal, Dance Camera West Member
The work that Dance Camera West is doing to bring dance film to the LA community is highly commendable and cutting edge – world class!
– Dana Gringas, Choreographer and Founder/Director of Holy Body Tattoo
Dance Camera West’s Thierry DeMey workshop gave me various concepts in capturing movement on camera that I can apply to the entertainment industry. Dance Camera West is producing extremely valuable programming that will foster the advancement of the field, and deserves ongoing support.
– Joe Zina, Boston
A great way to experience Los Angeles and the world at the same time.
– Anonymous, Audience member
The level of artistry and passion behind Dance Camera West’s presentation is always at the highest level.
– Charles Carr, Artist
I expected to see something very creative and unusual and Dance Camera West delivered again.
– Amy Bojanowski, Audience Member
Dance Camera West’s screenings widen world-views and helps to develop community. Dance Camera West presents work that cuts across experience levels and pulls in the general audience and the uninitiated. I brought a group of special needs children and their non English-speaking families to the festival. They loved the dance films, and felt comfortable and welcomed.
– Mary Lee Sanders, Founder/Director, Child at Heart