Shura Baryshnikov on the Role of Dance in the New Cinematic Opera She Directed

In the new, dance-centric film version of the opera Svadba, director Shura Baryshnikov, screenwriter Hannah Shepard and conductor Daniela Candillari tell a powerful wedding story using Serbian-born, Montréal-based composer Ana Sokolović’s a cappella music and text. Throughout, the film uses dance to enact various prenuptial rituals for the bride-to-be and her attendants. Baryshnikov (a daughter […]

Dance Had Its Moment at Sundance Film Festival

The Park City, Utah–based Sundance Film Festival is one of the world’s preeminent film festivals, but even though there is a plethora of dance on film, there is usually not much dance represented at the festival. This year, however, there were three opportunities for those who are both film and dance fans to indulge the […]

Dancing with the Camera: Ezra Hurwitz on Capturing Dance on Film

Sometimes it feels like you can’t go to a ballet company’s website, check Facebook, or research a new ballet without coming across one of Ezra Hurwitz‘s stylish dance shorts. In just a couple of years, this former Miami City Ballet dancer has become the king of the dance teaser. Already, he’s worked with San Francisco […]

Take Your Dance Videos from Instagram-Ready to Festival-Ready

As Instagram has become one of the most popular apps in the world, dancers have—unsurprisingly—taken full advantage. Major companies like American Ballet Theatre and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater use the app to share videos of shows and rehearsals. Dance filmmakers like Celia Rowlson-Hall post short bursts of their newest films. Performers like Maria Kochetkova […]

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