DANCE MOViES Commission 2010
The DANCE MOViES Commission supports the creation of new works for the screen which vary widely in content and form, yet are united by the fact that the image on the screen was crafted by, or in collaboration with, a choreographer or movement-based artist. The works supported combine the possibilities and range of the moving image in all its technological facets with the physicality and movement-based modes of dance.
Examples of works supported by the commission include films that are narrative-driven, using the conventions of filmic story-telling; some may be abstract works which mine the inherent sympathies between the time-based, visual aspects of both dance and film; some may not even feature “dance” as is generally defined, but contain a powerful sense of how movement unfurls in time and how we create meaning from the dance of images; some may take advantage of tools such as computer processing, motion capture, simulation, animation, and image processing; and some may extend the confines of the single screen to multiple screens or projections.
The DANCE MOViES Commission is supported by the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts.
A Circus of One
US, 15 minute looping video installation
Director/Visual Artist/Performer: Alison Crocetta
Music/Sound: Jason Treuting
A video installation by a visual artist who uses the 16mm camera as a witness to performative actions while referencing the history of cinema. She constructs an evocative habitat for the solo character of a clown, successfully crossing the disciplines of sculpture, performance, and film.
Fanfare for Marching Band
US, 10 minutes
Director: Danièle Wilmouth
Choreographer: Asimina Chremos
Sound Designer/Band Leader: Mark Messing
Band: Mucca Pazza
A film following the mayhem created by a 30-member punk marching band as it navigates through the quotidian happenings in the city of Chicago. The collaborators subvert the forms of the traditional marching band, designing intricate choreography for the camera and people, maintaining the spontaneity of "actions for joy."
Chile, 20 minutes
Director/Visual Artist: Paulo Fernández
Choreographer/Dancer: Rodrigo Chaverini
Visual Artist: Antonio Becerro
Music/Sound: Tomas González
The relationship between artifice and nature becomes the central focus for a video by an artist team from Chile. Using an elaborate layering of design, costume, movement, environment, and set, they create a fantastical world that provokes a sense of anxiety and fascination.