I’m doing my first live improvised visual performance with Jeff Younger and some amazing dancers and performers tomorrow night at the Orpheum Annex!
I’ll be playing with video from Ukraine, with live animation, and VJ-type live cams. I feel like someone has taken a DJ and said “here’s a guitar!” which is pretty fun but also terrifying. Come see me triumph or crash! It will be a great event!
The event is produced by the Railtown Cultural Eclective…
The New York Public Library recently digitized thousands of hours of its videos in the Jerome Robbins Dance Division Moving Image Archive, from grainy historic footage to contemporary productions along with preservations of culture. One of these — Annabella — dates from 1897 and shows a dancer swirled in fabric that changes shades.
Come to the spectacular performance of SPACE, BABY.
April 17, 18, 19 – 8 pm
The Toast Collective
Tickets $10/15 at the door or at Brown Paper Tickets
Space, Baby is a multimedia performance inspired by the palate of 1960s sci-fi film which tells the surreal story of a lone woman searching her galactic memories in an effort to escape the realities of an ever-approaching future. The woman is a rogue astronaut witnessing her own past. She plays multiple versions of herself as seen through the lens of her changing memories. Using a forcefield of sound and imagery, the camp-aesthetic of films such as Barbarella, and the genre-bending of American Astronaut, Space, Baby is a multimedia performance about regret and forgetting.
The film I made with choreographer Rob Kitsos is showing at Dance in Vancouver next month! Please come down and see it on the big screen, along with other local dance films. Details to come…
Radar: Exchanges in Dance Film Frequencies is a program dedicated to the exploration and evolution of dance film through connecting artists scene by scene. Curated by filmmaker/curator Adam Sekuler and choreographer Shannon Stewart, RADAR features movement based films of many budgets, styles and perspectives, creating a platform of local/national and international exchange that allows artists to publicly screen their work, discuss, get feedback, and meet other artists working in the same form. In 2013, RADAR screenings took place place in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Portland, and Minneapolis. Presented by Vancity Theatre and the Northwest Film Forum in association with The Dance Centre.
“A Moving” is a contemporary dance trio that was performed at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery in March of 2012. The trio was performed within an initialization of visual art by Michael Morris in his exhibit on Concrete Poetry. The dance was performed to music by Martin Gotfrit, choreography by Rob Kitsos and performed by Kim Stevenson, Katie DeVries and Rob Kitsos. The trio was then transplanted into different locations in and around Vancouver BC, filmed and edited by Flick Harrison. The title was taken from an interchange between Sally Banes, Noel Caroll and Monroe Beardsley on what makes the motions of our bodies ‘dance’.
“A Moving” is an interpretation of the presence of body, gesture and contemporary movement within non-traditional environments. The movement sequence continues throughout the film as the environments interchange between the original performance at the Belkin Art Gallery, to urban architectural locations –to natural environments in and outside the city on Vancouver BC. Through seeing the dance in places we inhabit in the everyday we make our moving bodies accessible, visceral and readable in ways that can become detached in the traditional settings of the theater. Through these sequences, we also perceive the design of our environments in relation to our bodies in a new context.
(FROM THE NW FILM FORUM)
British Columbia artists are invited to submit innovative examples of film and video that reflect the body in motion or dance-based performance for entry in RADAR, a night of short dance films screening at the Vancity Theatre as part of the Dance In Vancouver Festival.
Single-channel video will be accepted in the following categories: narratives, documentaries, abstract and experimental shorts that are staged work remade for the camera (not documentation), choreography created specifically for the camera, as well as the moving body articulated through animation and new media. All work must be no longer than 15 minutes in length. Performances videos are also considered. Please consider our curatorial question – would we rather see this dance live? Does the video represent a strong marriage of two arts, dance and film?
RADAR is a program that dedicated to the exploration and evolution of dance film through connecting artists scene by scene. Curated by filmmaker/curator Adam Sekuler and choreographer Shannon Stewart, RADAR features movement based films of many budgets, styles and perspectives, creating a platform of local/national and international exchange that allows artists to publicly screen their work, discuss, get feedback, and meet other artists working in the same form. In 2013, RADAR screenings took place place in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Portland, and Minneapolis.
Who can apply? Current residents of British Colombia
Submissions will be accepted until Oct. 15
Preview screeners must be submitted via vimeo, youtube or other links. If chosen, work must be available in quicktime formats.
Submissions should be no longer than 15 minutes in length.
Please enclose contact information with your submission. You will be notified by e-mail if your work is accepted by Oct 20.
Contact Adam Sekuler firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need more information.
Cleaning out the cupboards, I found this video of wacky musical genius Elliot… enjoy…
The Georgia Straight.
“It was announced yesterday that the Vancouver International Film Festival has secured a number of new screens for this year, most of them downtown.
Director Alan Franey was sounding less than optimistic when VIFF lost its core venue last November with the closure of the Empire Theatres Granville 7.
The problem has been solved with the introduction of SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for Performing Arts and the Vancouver Playhouse.”
Words by Alicia McLean
Photos by Sheng Ho
Sitting with the instructors of Video Revolution! in the trendy yellow chairs of VIVO Media Arts Centre, I admire the bright, sunlit classroom-to-be. Panoramic desktop iMacs: check. Compact DSLRs: check. Pair of enthusiastic and quirky teachers: check. So, what makes this week-long (Aug 5-9) workshop different than the others in Vancouver?
read the rest on Vandocument…
From ArtStarts in Schools –.
Calling all Artists in the Columbia Basin: Arts Integration Learning Lab in Nelson
We are excited to announce a new event for artists in the Columbia Basin this Fall. We are now accepting applications for the Arts Integration Learning Lab, taking place in Nelson. BC, from September 23 to 27, 2013.
Are you a professional artist interested in working with young people and educators in schools? Or do you have experience and want to enhance your skills?
ArtStarts in Schools presents the Arts Integration Learning Lab, a subsidized five-day learning experience for professional artists designed to position them to work with schools in their region. Up to 10 professional artists from across the Columbia Basin will be selected through an application process to participate in the Arts Integration Learning Lab in Nelson from September 23 – 27, 2013. Led by a series of facilitators and special guests, participants will unpack the definition of arts integration and explore practical ways to effectively work with young people and educators to lead arts infused classroom experiences.