Tag: dance film

9 Screendance Artists You Should Know About

The field of screendance is chock-full of artists redefining what it means to make dance, and to create films. Now that the pandemic has put a spotlight on the genre, it’s time to highlight some of the artists. The following nine screendance makers, collectives and production companies represent a variety of aesthetic approaches to the […]

Jeremy Jacob Explores the Choreography of Filmmaking

Filmmaker Jeremy Jacob has some advice: “Let people know if you want to collaborate.” Their own recent collaborations include “Dear Merce,” with Netta Yerushalmy, and “David,” with Pam Tanowitz for American Ballet Theatre, starring David Hallberg. Jacob discovered dance as a student at Parsons School of Design, when the study of film and picture making […]

How Do You Get Your Work Into a Screendance Festival?

Screendance has existed since the invention of motion pictures. But this hybrid art form, which is also called “dance film” and “cinedance,” has remained a fringe genre of filmmaking—until now. During the pandemic, the screen has arguably become the most popular place for dancemakers to explore their craft. With the multitudes of screendance works now […]

What Does It Take to Carve Out a Career in Dance Filmmaking?

The past year’s worth of pandemic-influenced art has convinced many dance artists to try their hands at filmmaking for the first time—and subsequently find out they have a knack for it. But what does it take to make a career out of dance filmmaking? The answer isn’t simple, but the necessary skills are, luckily, ones […]

Sean Lew's New Film is Bound to Leave You Speechless

If you know Sean Lew (and let’s be real—you should), you know that he pours his heart and soul into his craft. Born a star, Lew has danced alongside artists like Sia and Janet Jackson, choreographed for names like Justin Bieber and Meghan Trainor, and performed on two seasons on NBC’s “World of Dance.” At […]

Watch These Famous Poems Reimagined Through Dance

Many choreographers use spoken word to enhance their dance performances. But the Campfire Poetry Movement video series has found success with a reverse scenario: Monticello Park Productions creates short art films that often use dance to illustrate iconic poems. Producer Max Rothman says that Campfire Poetry Movement didn’t initially begin with dance, but with original […]