Dance Camera West
Film On Demand

Dance Camera West Film Tour

in collaboration with Vermont Dance Alliance
November 12 - 25, 2020

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

This immersive shorts program celebrates dancers from around the world and shows how movement can tell provocative, moving and fun stories.

20/21 Hop Film

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The Dance Camera West (DCW) 2020 touring program features award-winning dance films from the 2020 DCW festival, which showcases the best examples of the expanded possibilities of dance beyond what is presented on stage. Films from Asia, Europe and the Americas with dancers young and old reveal new visions of the body as the moving image. 

Tonight's program introduces us to people whose morning coffee gets them grooving, stories of longing for home, a maid inspired to move at work and dancers who defy ableist ideas about the art form. Runtime approx. 70m

But First
(D: Erin Brown Thomas, US, 5m)
Coffee literally changes the way we see, think, and interact with other people--a feeling this film explores through movement and stunning cinematography in black and white.

(D: Larkin Poynton, US, 17m) 
The ocean, rocks and plains join a powerful ensemble in this story of home, family, and the resilience of the human spirit, featuring the poetry of Allen Ginsberg.

Unspoken Spoken
(D: Fin Walker, UK, 18m)
Through body sign language, voice and movement, five dancers of different ages and genders, disabled and non-disabled, tell a story  about the rules they question, surrender to and fight against. 

(D: Sofia Castro, Argentina, 5m)
This playful dance-theater performance presents a maid ballerina embodying the voices of two stock radio drama lovers who plan to murder her with their own hands. 

Making Men
(D: Antoine Panier, Belgium/Zimbabwe, 24m)
This Afro-contemporary dance film follows four individuals in the process of becoming men and asks how much freedom they have to choose to live their own definition of masculinity. 


This event is part of the Mixed Medium Dance Symposium, presented by the Vermont Dance Alliance and Next Stage Arts in collaboration with the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth, with support from the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Creative Network/Chittenden County Zone.

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