Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dances For Camera 2013 - Never Stand Still: Dancing at Jacob's Pillow

The Art, Music and Recreation Center of the San Francisco Public Library is so pleased to be working with the San Francisco Dance Film Festival again to bring dance films to the public. This year we will be screening the feature length film Never Stand Still, the winner of last year’s San Francisco Dance Film Festival, on Thursday, March 25th at 6pm in the Koret Auditorium.

Legendary dancers and choreographers Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Suzanne Farrell, Mark Morris, Judith Jamison and Bill Irwin appear alongside new innovators to reveal the passion, discipline, and daring of the world of dance in Never Stand Still. Filmed at the iconic Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, this thrilling documentary features amazing performances by world-renowned dancers interwoven with intimate interviews, behind-the-scenes insights, and rare archival footage.

Never Stand Still will be screened at 6:00 in the Koret Auditorium at the Main Library.  This program is supported by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

All Library programs are free and open to the public.

The following resources are available at the library to learn more about the art of filming dance:

Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image by Erin Brannigan (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Envisioning Dance on Film and Video, Judy Mitoma, editor (Routledge, 2002).

Filmdance Festival: A Project of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation at the Public Theater, New York, Nov. 29-Dec. 11, 1983, Amy Greenfield, catalog editor (The Foundation, 1983).

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