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‘Dance on Camera’ Film Festival Leaps into Lincoln Center

ZEALnyc, January 31, 2017

This year marks the 45th annual Dance on Camera Festival which takes place February 3-7, 2017 hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and co-produced with Dance Films Association.  The festival is the longest-running dance film festival in the world and presents screenings of feature-length documentary and narrative films, inventive short films, as well as filmmaker panels, special events, media and art installations, and community and student programs.

Opening the festival is the world premiere of David Barba and James Pellerito’s Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer, an intimate look at the life and career of Brazilian ballet dancer and partner extraordinaire Marcelo Gomes, celebrating his 20th year with American Ballet Theatre in 2017. Dance on Camera Festival closes with a Special Presentation of Marie-Hélène Rebois’s In the Steps of Trisha Brown, a tribute to the retired postmodern dance icon that follows her original company restagers as they set one of the choreographer’s seminal works. Additional highlights include Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme’s Justin Timberlake & The Tennessee Kids, an immersive concert film capturing the final two shows of the pop star’s 20/20 Experience World Tour; a tribute to a seminal postmodernist, David Gordon with two made-for-television films shown as part of the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts’s ongoing installation David Gordon: Archiveography – Under Construction; a double bill of landmark dance film Martha Graham: A Dancer’s World, celebrating its 60th anniversary, and a new restoration of Crises, the only filmed document of Merce Cunningham dancing with his original cast.

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Cover: Marcelo Gomes in ‘Anatomy of a Dancer;’ courtesy of Film Society of Lincoln Center


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