Tag: dance on camera

This Breathtaking Film Captures 38 African Dancers Performing Pina Bausch's Rite of Spring

Known as the “mother of contemporary African dance,” Senegalese-French dancer and choreographer Germaine Acogny first saw Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring performed by dancers of the Paris Opéra Ballet. Presented with the tale of human sacrifice and gender relationships, she couldn’t help but draw parallels between the ritualistic choreography and traditions from her African […]

These Two Festivals Are Looking For Your Best Insta-Worthy Dance Films

Who says you need fancy equipment to make a festival-worthy dance film? Right now, two New York City–based dance film festivals are calling for aspiring filmmakers to show their stuff—and you don’t need anything more cumbersome than a smartphone to get in on the action. Here’s everything you need to know about how to submit: […]

Enter Dance Magazine's Video of the Month Contest

Enter to win Dance Magazine’s Video of the Month. We welcome any and all kinds of dance. You can submit as many different videos as you would like. Just keep each under five minutes long. The winner, chosen by Dance Magazine editors, will be featured in a future issue and on Dance Magazine‘s social media […]

What Makes a Dance Documentary Captivating?

Just as a dancer shapes a phrase with tension and release, a documentary filmmaker often gives equal weight to obstacles and triumph. The maker of Mr. Gaga, Tomer Heymann, took nine years to convey the layers of Ohad Naharin’s art—and the depth of confusion he stirs within us. In 2009’s The Last Tightrope Dancer in […]