DANCE MOViES 2011 Premieres

April 5–6, 2013

On Saturday, April 6th following the premiere of all DANCE MOViES Commission 2011 works we welcome you to a panel discussion with the artists. A reception will follow the discussion on the Theater stage.

The DANCE MOViES Commission supports the creation of new works for the screen that vary widely in content and form, yet are united because 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 storytelling; abstract works that mine the inherent sympathies between the time-based, visual aspects of both dance and film; works that 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; works that take advantage of tools such as computer processing, motion capture, simulation, animation, and image processing; and works that extend the confines of the single screen to multiple screens or projections.

EMPAC 2012-2013 presentations, residencies, and commissions are made possible by continuous support from the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts. Additional project support by the National Endowment for the Arts; the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the New York State Council for the Arts; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts; Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, and Fond for Utøvende Kunstner.

National Endowment for the Arts
NEFA - New England Foundation for the Arts
National Science Foundation
State of the Arts - NYSCA