SATURDAY: Experimental Dance Film Screenings

"Viviana" -- From one of the original 3-minutes films made in Cape Charles during the past two weeks.

“Viviana” — From one of the original 3-minute films made in Cape Charles during the past two weeks.

Special to the Cape Charles Wave

August 17, 2013

Saturday (August 17) at 8 p.m., 11 new dance films made right here in Cape Charles will be screened at the Palace Theatre as part of the inaugural Harbor for the Arts Festival.

Artists from New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, and Italy, as well as all over the United States have gathered for a two-week workshop directed and facilitated by Renata Sheppard and produced and managed by Paolo Armao, who is also serving as the Sound Design faculty.

The guest of honor and guest faculty and mentor is Noémie Lafrance, an award-winning site specific choreographer and dance filmmaker based in New York. She was choreographer for one of Justin Timberlake’s music videos and for the Grammy-nominated music video for the song 1,2,3,4 by Feist.

These 11 filmmakers have been waking up at 6 a.m. and staying up well past Cinderella’s bedtime in order to make these films that exist in an emerging category of experimental film called Dance for the Camera (also known as Screen Dance or Video Dance or Dance Film). After their debut at the Palace Theatre, many of these films will possibly be screened at film festivals all over the world. [Read more…]

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