Dance New Amsterdam will present Frameworks, a semiannual program of innovative new works of choreography for the camera, February 13 at 3:00 pm at DNA, 280 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, New York.
The series is founded and produced by Michael Bodel, who wants to challenge the field, cultivate dialogue between disciplines, and provide a reliably high quality platform for the presentation of new dance films from around the world.
This program features six films, all ranging between three and 12 minutes in length, two of which will be presented as looped video installations before and after the screening. Selected films include:
- Sleeping with Frank, Lily Baldwin. A slice of morning in Queens in which choreographed gesture reveals a potent underbelly to the lacquer of domestic normalcy.
- Greece Piece, Michael Bodel. Three tourists scramble in search of the perfect beach; a look at paradise, tourism, and loss of place in the Greek Islands.
- For Water, Natalie Metzger. A collaboration between dancers from Indonesia and America that follows a pilgrimage of five spirits to a sacred place to perform their ritual for water.
- Story Case, Ne Barros. Empty places and people with no history; bodies move in and out of a charged stage environment, set to an electric guitar soloist.
- Gaffe, Marisa C. Hayes and Franck Boulegue. An impressionistic response to NASA’s gaffe in accidentally deleting documentary footage of Neil Armstrong’s first walk on the moon.
- Tissue Lattice, Courtney Gannone and Lindsay Wolfe. The by-product of stealthy discomfort and distaste, where cinematic and human motions fall off-center.
- Body/Traces, Sophie Kahn and Lisa Parra. This seven-minute single-channel video installation asks, “What happens to the body when it becomes a still image?” and, “What becomes of that image when it returns to motion?”
Cost is $5 online, $10 at the door. Call 212.625.8369 for more information or visit www.dnadance.org/site/performances/dna-presents-winter-season-2011/frameworks/.