Emory Dance Presents 'Dance for Reel: An Evening of Dance on Camera'

January 13, 2014

ATLANTA¿Emory Dance presents "Dance for Reel: An Evening of Dance on Camera" on February 4, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., in the Oxford Road Building Presentation Room on the Emory University campus.  The evening includes six short dance films curated by Dance Film Association, one of the leading dance films organizations, for "Dance on Camera Tour Selects, 2013." From the quirky to the sublime, these films provide insight into this ever-evolving art form. The event is free and open to the public. The program includes: 

Brighter Borough by Georgia Parris

Brighter Borough draws you in with the nostalgic sound of an old Kodak Carousel slide machine, projecting abstract images onto floating silks in a rundown theatre. Resting on a final image we dissolve to a London roundabout. Here the drama unfolds as three contemporary dancers bring to life the gowns of Louisa Parris. The bold, graphic designs are complemented and slowly revealed through movement and percussive beats, all held together by the arresting location.

Folie à Deux by Nel Shelby

Folie à Deux is an exploration into the interior landscapes of two people whose acts of intimacy are the fantasy that thinly veils a greater discord. Folie à Deux (a French term that literally translates as "a madness shared by two") is a psychiatric syndrome in which symptoms of a delusional belief are transmitted from one individual to another.

PAINTED by Duncan McDowall

Painted is the first in a trilogy of screendance films about our tug-of-war with wilderness. Here we explore a building¿s decay. The choreography and original score are both in decrescendo to illustrate the building¿s retreat from the physical world, and Nature¿s advance on it.

Substance: Moloko by Natasha Merkulova

A movie about looking for the substance of life. The film is a cinematic dance fantasia performed by Anna Abalikhina, one of the leading Russian contemporary dancers and choreographers.

The Next Step Is by Victoria Sendra

Stuck in the tunnel of time, the only place to escape is in the same time, because time is imaginary. Fear of the future creates uncertainty in the present and so we set ourselves free by studying Albert Einstein¿s theory of relativity. Removing the boundaries of time and space allows fluidity through different dimensions, as a human brain would travel through thoughts. When brain activity becomes accelerated, the heart rate increases, and once the thought occurs that time is accelerating, it is realized that in reality time travels in a circle.

Wild Like Kylie by Bhenjamin Ra

On a small property in rural Australia, a woman grieves for her departed daughter through the ancient and spiritual practice of pottery making.


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