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DANCE ICONS NEXT STEP - DECEMBER 2021
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IN THIS ISSUE:
Choreographic Residencies, Opportunities, & Funding: Current listings for the US, Latin America, Europe, & Asia and more: Young Choreographers Project, CA; Here Artist Residency Program (HARP), NY; PNB Dance Film Festival, PA; USA; QL2 Dance, AUSTRALIA; ImPulseTanz Atlas, AUSTRIA; Create + Engage, CANADA; Prisma Danza Open Call, PANAMA; ACT Festival Open Call, SPAIN; Space Clarence Mews & Swindon Dance, UK, and more.
New Works & Events: New Justin Peck, Bill T. Jones, Annie-B Parson, Reggie Wilson, and Soledad Barrio in NYC, USA; Sharon Eyal in Paris, FRANCE; Sang Jijia in HONG KONG; Un Yamada and Jo Kanamori in JAPAN; Anna Hop in POLAND; Gandini Juggling in UK, and more.
Choreographic Competitions: Danse Élargie International Competition, FRANCE; 36. International Choreographic Competition Hannover 2022, GERMANY; Tanzplattform Bern, SWITZERLAND.
Trending: Choreography and Impressive Art! Video samples of The Infinity Wall, SURGE, BOX and the work of Adrien M & Claire B.
New Movies: Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story; Salt & Sugar, commissioned by Fuel and directed by filmmaker J.J. Abrahams for Dance International Glasgow.
New Books: Choreography, Visual Art, and Experimental Composition 1950s–1970s, by Erin Brannigan, Forthcoming in March 2022, by Routledge. This book traces the history of engagements between dance and the visual arts in the mid-twentieth century and provides a backdrop for the emerging field of contemporary, intermedial art practice. Exploring the disciplinary identity of dance in dialogue with the visual arts, this book unpacks how compositional methods that were dance-based informed visual art contexts.
CHOREOGRAPHIC RESIDENCIES, CREATIVE OPPORTUNITIES, & FUNDING:
ARIZONA: Company choreographers are invited to apply for the Wickenburg Residency with the opportunity to pursue new projects, mount work, or collaborate with other artists, free from everyday pressures. These residencies are intended for chamber dance companies. Previous dance companies have included American Ballet Theatre II and Northwest Dance Theatre. Residencies are up to three weeks and the average number of artists in residence at a time ranges between one and five. The application is open to US artists. Rolling deadline. Visit: https://dewpac.org/programs/made-in-wickenburg/
CALIFORNIA: Young Choreographers Project in Los Angeles is launching their second signature 8-week choreography program online for Spring 2022. The program connects young people with professional choreographers for mentoring and coaching in dance and choreography. Apply by December 3, 2021. Visit: https://ycpla.org/programs/
MASSACHUSETTS: National Dance Project (NDP) Travel Fund provides monetary assistance for US-based presenters, curatorial staff, and residency directors to connect in-person to explore the feasibility of presenting NDP-funded works. Rolling deadline. Visit: https://www.nefa.org/grants_programs/grants/national-dance-project-travel-fund
NEW JERSEY: Residents of New Jersey and New York may submit applications for Dance on the Lawn’s (DOTL) dance festival on September 10, 2022. The DOTL will bring a total of 10 performers/companies to participate in the event. Apply by December 17, 2021. Visit: www.danceonthelawn.org
NEW YORK: Dance Omi is accepting applications from choreographers for its 2022 residency program, which offers artists the vital resources of space, time, and other artists with whom to create. Lodging, meals, and studio space on Art Omi’s beautiful 200-acre campus in the Hudson Valley are provided at no cost to the residents. Apply by January 2, 2022. The dates for the 2022 Residency are July 21 - August 8, 2022. Visit: http://www.artomi.org/dance
NEW YORK: Here Artist Residency Program (HARP) provides a commission, development support, career planning, and full production to hybrid artists, all within a collaborative environment of peers working across disparate art forms – including theatre, dance, music, puppetry, visual art, and new media. HARP provides significant long-term support, as well as up to $50,000 in cash and more than $75,000 in equipment, space, and services over 2-3 years to tailor each residency to each artist’s individual needs. Apply by February 1, 2021. Visit: www.here.org
NEW YORK: Asian Cultural Council is now accepting applications for Cultural Exchange Grants from artists from Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan. Artists, scholars, and arts professionals are invited to submit proposals. Apply by December 1, 2021. Visit: https://www.asianculturalcouncil.org/our-work/programs/fellowships-and-grants/mainland-china-hong-kong-macau-exchange-program
NEW YORK: The Mark DeGarmo Dance Salon Performance Series is accepting applications for a unique opportunity to view and engage with original performing arts and dance works-in-progress of DeGarmo and guest artists. Rolling deadline. Visit: http://markdegarmodance.org/
NEW YORK: Fertile Ground is a non-curated showcase produced with full production values for emerging and/or established artists. This series offers an excellent opportunity for participants to share new and developing work and receive informative feedback in a supportive environment. Applications are accepted on an ongoing, first-come, first-served basis until the performance dates are full. Visit: https://www.greenspacestudio.org/for-artists
NORTH CAROLINA: ADF’s Movies By Movers is a bi-annual festival dedicated to the celebration of the conversation between the body and the camera. Submissions for the 2022 season are now open. Apply by February 14, 2022. Films will be screened at the American Dance Festival during its annual summer festival in Durham. Visit: https://filmfreeway.com/MoviesByMovers
PENNSYLVANIA: Opine Dance Film Festival is an annual event that celebrates dance filmmakers locally, nationally, and internationally who are creating meaningful work. The festival is interested in short dance films that speak to wider themes of identity, defying conventions, crossing borders, and pushing boundaries. Apply by December 17, 2021. Visit: https://filmfreeway.com/OpineDanceFilmFestival
WYOMING: Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) Dance Film Festival will be held on March 18, 2022. This new festival was born from an explosion of digital and dance creativity during the pandemic that stretched our art form in ways never experienced before. Apply by December 15, 2021. Visit: https://www.pnb.org/season/events/dance-film-fest/
AUSTRALIA: Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia may apply for the Cultural Trust, which encourages excellence and supports a vibrant world-class arts scene in Australia. The Cultural Trust offers grants up to $10,000 to assist emerging and early-career artists of exceptional talent to take on professional development opportunities, usually overseas. Apply by January 25, 2022. Visit: http://www.ianpotterculturaltrust.org.au
AUSTRALIA: QL2 Dance offers curated residencies both to young people (up to age 26) and older artists. Curated residencies provide theater or studio space without charge and may also include other support. Write to Artistic Director Ruth Osborne to apply. Visit: https://www.ql2.org.au/residency-program
AUSTRIA: The Scholarship Programme is a 5-week further training program taking place every year in the frame of IMPULSTANZ - Vienna International Dance Festival. The Program offers young professional dancers and choreographers from mainly European, but also non-European, countries the possibility to take part in an intense multinational further training program. The program will run from July 6 - August 10, 2022. Apply by December 17, 2021. Visit: http://www.lifelongburning.eu/projects/danceweb-scholarships.html
AUSTRIA: Choreographic training program Atlas allows you to create your dance trails is a module-based training program embedded in the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival. It offers both artists with first choreographic experiences and mid-career artists in different disciplines a dynamic environment to intensively work on their artistic development. Apply by March 31, 2022. Visit: https://www.impulstanz.com/en/atlas/
AUSTRIA: The Embodied Myoreflex Therapy Practitioner (EMP) certification is a further education program for dance and movement professionals who are looking for an efficient therapeutic and pedagogical movement practice. As trained myo-reflex therapists and somatic teachers, EMPs use neuro-myo-fascial movement and touch methods to develop the full movement potential of their clients. Apply by December 12, 2021. Visit: https://www.impulstanz.com/newsletter/weblink.php?id=449&token=c93c948976831ba4992ce7dd2750fe55&uri=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.impulstanz.com%2Fen%2Fembodied-myoreflex-therapy%2F
BRAZIL: Casa Na Ilha Art Residency Program is based in a colonial house on the Island of Ilhabela, Brazil. The residency program is an initiative to provide a space to encourage creativity and the exchange of ideas among artists from different disciplines. Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis. Visit: http://www.casanailha.org
CANADA: The Dance Center in Vancouver offers an Artist-In-Residence (AIR) program, CREATE + ENGAGE, that will run from September 2022 - August 2023. The AIR program supports artists in the creative development of new work and connects them with wider audiences through outreach and adjunct activities. Artists receive fully subsidized studio and/or theatre space, with potential for supported presentation and participation in other programs, exchange and networking opportunities, and staffing and resource support for outreach initiatives. Apply by January 10, 2022. Visit: https://thedancecentre.ca/upcoming-deadlines/
FINLAND: Ice Hot Helsinki 2022 consists of more than 20 performances on stage and first release of selected artists and companies from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The festival will take place February 9-13, 2022. Visit: https://www.icehotnordicdance.com/registration-to-ice-hot-2022/
FRANCE: Festival Chorégraphique International de Blois, to take place June 30 - July 11, 2022, is calling for applications for pieces of 15-20 minutes maximum. The festival offers performances, short film screenings, and master classes. Seven companies will be selected to present their work during 2 evenings at the Scène Nationale La Halle aux Grains, to participate in a gala evening, and to give master classes. Festival covers travel, lodging, and remuneration for the artists. Apply by December 31, 2021. Visit: https://www.bloisdanse.com/opencall
GERMANY: The Tanja Liedtke Foundation invites emerging Australian dancers and choreographers to apply for its residency program. Applicants must currently reside in Europe and be ages 20 to 35. The residency is scheduled to coincide with the renowned international festival for contemporary dance, Tanz im August. Apply by December 3, 2021. Visit: http://www.tanja-liedtke-foundation.org/current-projects/fellowship-2017.html
GERMANY: Dance-tech at Lake Studios Berlin is accepting applications for its dance-tech artist-in-residence program. The program is a self-generated residency offering an experience in collaborative living and creation. Residents will have the opportunity for artistic exchange and access to inside information about the dance scene in Berlin while enjoying a unique living and creative working space. Rolling deadline. Visit: http://lakestudiosberlin.wixsite.com/lake-studios-berlin/d_cl
GREECE: Open call for performances at the 9th Akropoditi DanceFest. The festival will run from July 9-22, 2022. Apply by December 15, 2021. Visit: akropoditi.com/dancefest
HUNGARY: SzólóDuó Dance Festival is looking for short new dance videos. The films can be recorded by a mobile phone, camera, or film camera if their topic is related to Body_Dance_Picture. Apply by December 20, 2021. Visit: http://szoloduo.com/actual.htm
INTERNATIONAL: Call for projects for the adapted UNESCO Aschber Program for Artists and Cultural Professionals, a $3.6 million program of grants focused on Technical Assistance for the protection and the promotion of the status of artists and cultural professionals. Apply by December 3, 2021. Visit: https://en.unesco.org/creativity/sites/creativity/files/aschberg_call_for_projects_-_eng.pdf
MICHIGAN: Rootstock 22 announced an open call for a creative residency opportunity for movement and dance artists. Artists will have 7 – 14 days in a creative residency to explore their proposed project. Each of the resident artists (with a maximum of 4 artists) will receive a $500.00 stipend during the residency. The residency will run from June 15 - September 4, 2022. Apply by December 15, 2022. Visit: croftresidency.org
ONLINE: EurAsia VideoDance Contest has announced an open call for contemporary dance projects. Selected videos will tour in the worldwide EurAsia schedule. Apply by December 31, 2021. Visit: www.eurasiadanceproject.com
PANAMA: Fundación Prisma Danza is now accepting submissions for the 11th edition of PRISMA–International Contemporary Dance Festival of Panama taking place October 8-16, 2022. Apply by December 31, 2022. Visit: www.festivalprisma.com
SPAIN: ACT Festival’s annual open call is from July 13 - December 13, 2021. To participate, send a video of a completed piece, a work-in-progress, or a rehearsal, but not a teaser. The final piece must be 30 minutes maximum, without exception. Apply by December 13, 2021. Visit: http://bai-bai.net/act/?page_id=4028&lang=en
SWEDEN: Iraqi Bodies is accepting applications for dancers, actors, mimes, & circus performers, including last year’s students from any of the above disciplines. Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Iraqi Bodies explores the link between movement and gesture, between dance and physical theatre in the search for a radical theatre, made up of the entirety of scenic expression. “Radical” must be seen in this context as an origin, or root, from the Latin “radix.” Apply by December 15, 2021. Visit: www.iraqibodies.com
UGANDA: Ensibuko Arts Festival, an annual arts gathering at the heart of the historical Jinja City, will be held on October 16 & 17, 2021. The festival brings together people from diverse cultures and backgrounds to exchange knowledge, artistic skills, and life experiences, but to also showcase and market their work. The festival provides artists with a platform for joint learning, exhibitions, performances, and knowledge exchange to open opportunities for local and international creatives. Rolling deadline. Visit: https://ensibukoartsfoundation.org
UK: Space Clarence Mews in London is offering a residency program that is ideal for artists/companies/collectives working within and across all performance disciplines to push the boundaries of their own process and practice within a mutually supportive context. Both emerging and established artists/companies are welcome to apply. Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis. Visit: https://spaceclarencemews.com/one-year-residency/
UK: The Burgeon is a free professional development opportunity for dance artists. It is a collaborative intensive for recent graduates created by recent graduates. The participants will, in turn, share their expertise by leading a one-hour and 15-minute-long session. The content of the session is of your own choosing: you can teach a movement class or workshop a choreographic idea. The program will run from January 4-7, 2022. Apply by December 5, 2021. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/The-Burgeon-100105349168341
UK: Swindon Dance has announced digital commission opportunities to create a digital piece to be presented as part of the online platform. They are looking to commission 4 works in total: one appropriate for children and families, another about the topic of identity, and 2 open commissions. Each commission will receive £2,000 and support from the organization. Apply by December 10, 2021. Visit: https://www.swindondance.org.uk/about-us/opportunities/
NEW CHOREOGRAPHY, WORLD PREMIERES, EVENTS, & NEWS:
NEW YORK: Reggie Wilson brings his Fist & Heel Performance Group home to Brooklyn for a revelatory weekend of “moving into spirit.” In Power, developed at Jacob’s Pillow and the neighboring Hancock Shaker Village, Wilson imagines the mutual Black-Shaker influence as shaping experimental 19th-century American dance worship. The performance will run January 13-15, 2022 at BAM. Visit: https://www.bam.org/power
NEW YORK: Brooklyn-based choreographer Annie-B Parson, Artistic Director of the Obie/Bessie award-winning Big Dance Theater (BDT), explores a story of five sisters in 1980 gathered in their childhood Los Angeles home. A mix of theater, dance, and spoken opera, the mythic, piercing Mood Room is set during early Reaganism. The performance will run through December 5, 2021, at BAM. Visit: https://www.bam.org/the-mood-room
NEW YORK: Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca return to the Joyce Theater, discovering fresh techniques and subject matter to create new work for the new year. Drawing from New York’s cultural landscape, Artistic Director Martín Santangelo and lead dancer and choreographer Soledad Barrio have shaped this program to celebrate life together again, as the dance world resumes its place before audiences. Joined by the masterful artistry of its company members, Noche Flamenca brings the heart of flamenco back into the spotlight. Premieres on January 25, 2022. Visit: https://www.joyce.org/performances/soledad-barrio-noche-flamenca
NEW YORK: NYCB presents a program including resident choreographer Justin Peck’s world premiere along with two convention-challenging works by Merce Cunningham and Christopher Wheeldon. The premiere will take place on January 27, 2022. Visit: https://www.nycballet.com/discover/ballet-repertory/dgv-danse-a-grande-vitesse/
NEW YORK: The New Group’s delayed world premiere of Black No More, a new musical inspired by George S. Schuyler’s 1931 Afrofuturist novel of the same name, set during the Harlem Renaissance, will run January 11 - February 27, 2022, at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Directed by Scott Elliott with choreography by Tony winner Bill T. Jones. Visit: https://thenewgroup.org/production/black-no-more/
AUSTRIA: The creation Mist for the dancers of NDT 1 presents the debut of the Belgian-French choreographer Damien Jalet with the company. The critically acclaimed works by Jalet are often visually stunning, kinetic, and thought-provoking. The world premiere will take place on January 6, 2022. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKe8oSDxK20
AUSTRIA: Choreographer Damien Jalet and visual artist Kohei Nawa explore the boundaries between art forms. At the heart of their work lies the most ancient Japanese book about the origins of the world: the Kojiki. Located in the land of reeds, human beings find themselves delicately balancing power and vulnerability, harmony and the struggle for survival, destruction, and evolution. Premieres on December 4, 2021. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWjJDtvry3o
AUSTRIA: Concerto, which received its world premiere in Lisbon in 1993 performed by the Lucinda Childs Dance Company, marks the first time that a work by this important American choreographer will be seen at the Vienna State Ballet as well as. The Austrian premiere will take place on January 14, 2022. Visit: https://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/en/season-tickets/detail/event/993466525-liebeslieder/
AUSTRIA: Gloria is a choreographer, witch, fairy, an artist as baroque as she is whimsical, who can’t live without dance. Having visited in 2018 with his acclaimed creation Carmen(s), José Montalvo now presents the second part of his diptych, Gloria. The Austrian Premiere will take place on January 28, 2022. Watch: José Montalvo / Gloria - Maison de la Danse Lyon - YouTube
FRANCE: Paris Opera Ballet will present a program that combines two great repertoire classics and new work. Former dancer and artistic collaborator of the Batsheva Dance Company, Sharon Eyal, reinterprets an emblematic work of the Ballets Russes, L’Après-midi d’un faune, in her first creation for the dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet, to music inspired by Claude Debussy’s legendary score. The performance will run until January 2, 2022.Visit: https://www.operadeparis.fr/en/season-21-22/ballet/ashton-eyal-nijinski#distribution
GERMANY: Hamburg Ballet’s Artistic Director and Chief Choreographer, John Neumeier, will bring The Sleeping Beauty back to the repertoire after 14 years. In collaboration with costume and set designer Jürgen Rose, Neumeier will completely rethink his ballet, updating the work choreographically for the 21st century. Premieres on December 19, 2021. Visit: https://www.hamburgballett.de/en/schedule/event.php?AuffNr=193246
HONG KONG: CCDC presents Pa | Ethos. The name originates from the words, ‘Pathos’ and ‘Ethos’ from Aristotle’s Rhetoric. ‘Ethos’ emphasizes precision, while ‘Pathos’ evokes passion and feelings. Choreographer Sang Jijia explores the uninhibited inner world of the dancers, unleashing infinite possibilities of movement and immobility. The world premiere is on January 22, 2022. Visit: http://www.ccdc.com.hk/en/productions/pa-ethos/
JAPAN: Japanese traditional dance Noh meets contemporary dance in choreographer Yasutake Shimaji’s new production. The world premiere will take place on January 13, 2022. Visit: https://www.ceruleantower-noh.com/lineup/2022/20220113.html
JAPAN: Noism1 presents a new work by Un Yamada, a guest choreographer who leads one of Japan’s top contemporary dance companies. Additionally, the mature dancers of Noism present a world premiere by Jo Kanamori, Artistic Director of Noism Company, Niigata. The premiere will take place on December 17, 2021. Visit: https://noism.jp/en/npe/boundary_niigata/
NETHERLANDS: The dancers of NDT 1 and NDT 2 have developed a unique program filled with new choreographies created by the dancers. The entire revenue from the program will be donated to a charity fund of their choice. The performance will take place on January 15, 2022. Visit: https://www.ndt.nl/en/agenda/switch-22/
POLAND: Opera at The Castle Szczecin proposes a new version of the classical story of Don Quixote and his faithful servant Sancho Panza. Anna Hop, a young and talented Polish choreographer, will present to Szczecin’s audience her own version of the famous classical ballet. The world premiere is on January 29, 2022. Visit: https://opera.szczecin.pl/repertuar/don-kichot
UK: A Gandini Juggling production in collaboration with the Merce Cunningham Trust presents LIFE, a brand new work from masters of contemporary circus. The work includes Gandini Juggling based on the innovative choreography of Merce Cunningham. The performance will run from January 12-15, 2022 at Sadler’s Wells. Visit: https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/london-international-mime-festival-gandini-juggling-life/
FRANCE: Danse Élargie International Competition is open to artists of all disciplines. Proposals for a maximum of 10 minutes with at least 3 participants will be considered. The competition will be held on June 25 & 26, 2022. Apply by December 31, 2021. Visit: http://www.danse-elargie.com
GERMANY: 36. International Choreographic Competition Hannover 2022 will take place online on July 1 & 2, 2022. Cash prizes and production prizes will be awarded. Apply by April 15, 2022. Visit: www.choreography-hannover.de
SWITZERLAND: Bern Ballet is calling for applications for TANZPLATTFORM BERN International Dance Festival and Competition for Choreographers. The event will take place June 21-25, 2022. The chosen choreographers will be invited to perform the submitted dance piece in Bern and will receive a performance fee, travel costs, and accommodation. Apply by January 10, 2022. Visit: https://buehnenbern.ch/bern-ballett/tanzplattform
TRENDING: Choreography and Impressive Art!
1) The Infinity Wall, located in Nexen’s R&D Center in Seoul, South Korea, is a 30-meter-wide and 7-meter-tall display that has been transformed to appear three-dimensional through the use of clever and creative content. What an engaging way to enliven a lobby! The beautiful work highlights what can be achieved by using LED screens, making the most of the technology’s capabilities, using dance. Video Sample: https://www.facebook.com/moltenimmersiveart/videos/278843053932012
2) SURGE. Created by Tom Dale, Jemima Brown, and Barret Hodgson with new music by Ital Tek. SURGE is a solo dance piece set within a futuristic digital landscape. It explores how humanity is pushing the boundaries of evolution as we enter the augmented age: the digital world is on a quest to re-create life by making evermore real copies of the world. Humans share the planet with the new life force – technology. SURGE is an organic laboratory, a playground in a future that is grown, not constructed, connected not isolated, where the body is the interface between our organic and digital futures. Video sample: https://vimeo.com/541539382?1&ref=fb-share&fbclid=IwAR2YGxZ9IAfyX7N-JS6g_IS66mtpDVacwuXQoU8n72M4rw7iqgXggqB-VPU
3) Box, by Bot & Dolly, was the first short film of its kind to combine projection mapping of 3D computer graphics, robotics, and an actor into a synchronized performance. Created in 2013, the production explored “the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping on moving surfaces.” Bot & Dolly were able to achieve this through the immeasurably creative use of one actor, two high-res projectors, and three industrial robots (one for the camera) that were synchronized and controlled by integrating their own software with Autodesk Maya. Video Sample: https://www.facebook.com/moltenimmersiveart/videos/405493681129327
4) In their projects, Adrien M & Claire B combine art, digital technology, and dance in live performances that are mesmerizing. Their work is a visual journey into the space between dreams and reality. Each choreographed performance combines video projection mapping, CGI, and sensors to dynamically respond to the movements and proximity of its performers. In most cases, the visuals and sounds are generated and animated live, offering uniquely different performances for each and every iteration. Video Sample: https://www.facebook.com/moltenimmersiveart/videos/924079488204784
CINEMA ON CHOREOGRAPHY & CHOREOGRAPHERS:
Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Tony Kushner, West Side Story tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. The first film version of West Side Story has been adapted for the screen from the original 1957 Broadway show, with a book by Arthur Laurents; music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; and concept, direction, and choreography by Jerome Robbins. The new film version of West Side Story brings together the best of both Broadway and Hollywood: the film’s creative team includes Kushner, who also serves as an executive producer, and Tony Award® winner Justin Peck, who choreographed the musical numbers in the film. From 20th Century Studios, The Walt Disney Company will release West Side Story in U.S. theaters on December 10, 2021. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5GJLwWiYSg
Salt & Sugar, commissioned by Fuel and directed by filmmaker JJ Abrahams for Dance International Glasgow, is a beautiful, intensely personal film, but bracingly unsentimental. At age forty, critically acclaimed choreographer and dancer Hemabharathy Palani is looking back and taking stock of her life thus far. This film isn’t a linear, autobiographical piece though—it is lyrical and dense, showing Palani dancing, teaching, and exercising in a variety of locations, such as forests, shimmering grassy fields, and indoors in practice studios. This is an advance screening of the film as a work-in-progress, with a final edit to be released later in 2022. Link to view full screening of the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgwdSLfKoRc
BOOKS ON CHOREOGRAPHY & CHOREOGRAPHERS:
Choreography, Visual Art and Experimental Composition 1950s–1970s, by Erin Brannigan, Forthcoming on March 21, 2022, by Routledge. This book traces the history of engagements between dance and the visual arts in the mid-twentieth century and provides a backdrop for the emerging field of contemporary, intermedial art practice. Exploring the disciplinary identity of dance in dialogue with the visual arts, this book unpacks how compositional methods that were dance-based informed visual art contexts. The book provokes fresh consideration of the entangled relationship between, and historiographic significance of, visual arts and dance by exploring movements in history that dance has been traditionally mapped to (Neo-Avant Garde, Neo-Dada, Conceptual art, Postmodernism and Performance Art) and the specific practices and innovations from key people in the field (like John Cage, Anna Halprin, and Robert Rauschenberg).
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