Magazine article Dance Teacher

Film Movement

Magazine article Dance Teacher

Film Movement

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The Dance on Camera Festival moves its diverse program to a new venue. BY NANCY WOZNY

Dance on Camera Festival is in its 41st year, but this will be its first in the new Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at New York's Lincoln Center, which will give the festival's programming a multitheater hub. The festival is known for bringing together two movement-based mediums, film and dance, to showcase the best new dance films, revisit classics and offer panels and educational events, where professionals and fans mix.

Co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Dance on Camera is curated by Liz Wolff of DFA and Joanna Ney of the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Their team culled from more than 200 films to arrive at more than 40 for this year's festival, which includes those from Italy, Australia, France, Greece, Israel, Spain, Finland and Russia. "We looked for films that exemplify a creative use of the camera to explore their subjects," says Wolff. "We want to reach a new audience for both film and dance."

A few 2013 festival highlights are the North American premiere of Sylvie Collier's documentary To Dance Like A Man: Triplets in Havana, about 11-year-old Cuban triplets destined for ballet stardom; Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake 3D; and Andrew Garrison's Trash Dance, which chronicles Allison Orr's work with Austin's sanitation workers. There will also be an ice-dancing program, featuring the Ice Theatre of New York with skating legend Dick Button.

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