Wednesday, February 17, 2016
February 16-21, 2016
Post Update 2/17/16: I attended last night and we did hold an impromptu Q&A after the screenings, but I forgot to Periscope it! Here's a picture of two of the filmmakers in attendance with Nora center lft: Zornitsa Stoyanova "Chrysalis" (Philadelphia, PA) rt. Ashley Marinelli "Rorschach" (Brooklyn, NY)
Nora said she was surprised by the big response from filmmakers around the United States and even one submission from Iran. She choose about 60% of the films to include in the festival. The criteria allowed for any type of dance, excluding documentary style footage, or video of dance performances. She was also looking for films that captured dance from an interesting perspective camera-wise.
ANOTHER FILM EVENTS WHICH TOOK PLACE 2/16/16
Original Post 2/5/16
All three programs provide a variety of films, featuring award winning film makers, seasoned choreographers, and emerging artists.
Philadelphia artists’ work can be seen in all three of the programs: Jillian Harris , Joseph Carlin , Zornitsa Stoyanova , Niki Cousineau , and Jorge Cousineau.
There is a stunning array of choreography to be enjoyed, including work from Amy Seiwert, Crystal Pite , Jody Oberfelder , and many more.
The Philadelphia Screendance Festival is a world class event that Philadelphia can be proud to call its own.
There are three separate programs, all of short films of varied types: narrative, abstract, poetic, horrific, fun, sumptuous, heartwarming, strange, and beautiful.
The tickets have been priced moderately to encourage attendance of all three programs.
Ticket prices: $12$ 15 ($25 for combo ticket to include NGCB’s Ephemeral directly preceding) Click HERE to order
Dates: February 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Venue: Christ Church Neighborhood House Theater 20 N. American Street, 4th FL, Phila., PA 19102
NGCB’s MISSION: Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet is committed to presenting ballet that is both beautiful and intellectually bold. Central to the company’s mission is the pursuit of this question: “What is ballet in the 21st Century?” As an American, female choreographer, Gibson is a voice of progress as to the scope of ballet. Gibson’s work is inspired by the beauty of the natural world, as evidenced in mathematics and science. NGCB provides a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration between dance, music, light installation, and academia.
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