44th Dance on Camera Festival 2016
Film Society of Lincoln Center
February 12 - 16, 2016
Shorts Program II: Experimental
From to the microscopic to the cosmic, these short films take viewers on journeys that explore reality and fantasy in equal measure. Featuring collaborations with neuroscientists and innovations in 3-D motion-capture technology, this selection includes the concrete and the abstract and reveals that filmmakers and choreographers are partnering in exciting new ways.
Gregory Bennett & Jennifer Nikolai, New Zealand, 2015, DCP, 4m
A dance and motion-capture collaboration, this film explores choreographic prompts and improvisation using 3-D motion-capture technology. The live dancer is inscribed into a 3-D visualization, which references both drawing practice and experimental animation - particularly Len Lye and Norman McLaren and their studies in moving image and sound. New York Premiere.