R.E.M./Dreamscapes Dance Film Screenings, October 12, October 13


Claudia Cassidy Theater
FREE Admission
Tuesday, October 12
6pm: Networking Reception
7pm: Dance Film Screening

Wednesday, October 13
6pm: Dance Film Screening
7pm: Dance & Dreams Discussion

Hedwig Dances and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs present the fourth annual Dance for the Camera festival featuring dance films that blur the lines between reality and dreams. Co-curated by Jan Bartoszek, Artistic Director of Hedwig Dances, and Sarah Best, independent artist and curator, this selection of dance films arouses, puzzles, frightens, and delights. Expressing fears and desires, the films demonstrate that poetic work can often contain deeper meaning and more clarity than narrative work.

(BLACK) LIGHT (world premiere)
Deirdre Towers, USA, 2010; 5:42
In a space you’d rather not be? Shed a few layers of darkness and embrace the light.

A screen adaptation for Katherine Crockett, principal of Martha Graham Dance Company, based on a flamenco solo choreographed by Deirdre Towers set to the music of Paul Jared Newman with a sculpture by Macedonian artist Bojan Mitrevski and cinematography by Dikayl Rimmasch, director of the American Masters documentary on the Cuban bass player Cachao.

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