Long Legs Short Films

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Doors 6:30. No admittance after 7:30

On the heels of two wildly successful Long Legs Short Films programs, DFA and DCTV come together again to co-present a third annual evening of moving moving image that challenges what dance film is. Via new short films of various genres that celebrate undercurrents in movement beyond the performative and conventional, we invite you to watch dance through a different lens.

Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance and join us for a Post-Screening Q&A. After Party to follow with DJ Stewey Decimal and visuals by Alex Reeves! Drinks lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.

The Films

349 (Kristen Lauth Shaeffer | USA, 2015, 3:10)
Created with hundreds of pencils and hundreds of hands, 349 is a collaborative animated film that explores the idea that we're all imperceptibly connected.

Be So Glad (Fons Schiedon | USA, 2016, 3:46)
A mythical railroad worker transcends his struggles in this music video for Jaimeo Brown Transcendence.

Beating (Kari Sulc | Czech Republic, 2015, 6:10)
In this observational dance film, not only the beauty of the body in motion, but also the unexpectedly archaic, ritual dimension of an ordinary training session are drawn to the surface.

Exquisite Zombies
(YAK Films and Adobe Project 1234 | USA, 2015, 6:11)
Part 1 of a collaborative street dance clip filmed around the world in one month – a collage concept where each dancer continues the flow of moves from one continent to the next creating a worldwide exquisite zombie.

Gravity's Angel (Rosie Trump | USA, 2015, 2:39)
Gravity's Angel underscores the pull of gravity. The momentum of a singular movement transforms from banal to absurd.

Levitation (Sila Sveta and Anna Abalikhina | Russia, 2016, 3:22)
A collaborative performance for the Big Ballet show that aired on Culture TV Russia. All visuals were rendered in real time without any post production.

Lost In The Shuffle (Simone Maurice | USA, 2016, 20:00)
Jason Samuels Smith, Emmy Award-winning tap dancer and choreographer, faces the erosion of his artistic and cultural heritage by teaching free tap dance classes in Jersey City, NY. In so doing, he uncovers startling parallels between neglecting culture and community.

Noc na Tanečku (Night at the Dance)
(Annie Silverstein | USA, 2011, 12:00)
A profile of Sefcik Hall, one of the last true Czech dance halls in Texas, and the elderly folk that still come there each Sunday to wax the floor and dance the polka, even as they struggle with old age, illness, and in some cases, death.

Ophion (Samantha Casolari | USA, 2016, 3:40)
Brooklyn dance team the Dream Ring introduce flexing, a striking new street style.

Orange Trill (G. Anthony Svatek | USA, 2015, 3:59)
Technology sees our corporeal existence as burdensome, resulting in the body's dissolution from the very ground beneath our feet.

Pas de Cheval (Courtney Krantz | USA, 2014, 2:50)
This film draws on movement studies for the camera including Muybridge's studies of humans and animals. Realized in-camera, live performance is transferred to a one-take process.

(Priscilla Guy & Catherine Lavoie-Marcus | Canada, 2015, 7:00)
Two women try to stay true to themselves.


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Dance Films Association (DFA) builds upon founder Susan Braun’s vision by acting as the catalyst for the production, presentation, and preservation of dance on camera. Today, DFA serves the global dance film community by providing membership opportunities, connecting artists and organizations, fostering new works for new audiences, and sharing essential resources. Programs range from screening series including the Dance on Camera Festival co-presented with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and educational opportunities including Dance Film Lab composed of master classes, panel discussions, and moderated screening.

Founded in 1972, DCTV is an honored media arts resource for NYC’s independent filmmaking community, providing affordable workshops, production equipment rentals, post-production facilities, a signature screening series, renowned youth programming, and more – all under the same roof as its award-winning documentary production house. DCTV Presents is DCTV's signature screening and event series that highlights innovative and provocative work from the independent filmmaking community. From screening films by emerging artists to hosting master classes led by renowned groundbreakers in the industry, each event offers the public a unique and inclusive opportunity to share, support and embrace truly independent art.

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