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The spectre of a woman

DANCE MOViES

Commissions and Screenings
2005—2012
EMPAC — Troy, NY, USA

Supporting the Creation of New Works in the Americas

The DANCE MOViES Commission supports the creation of new works for the screen which vary widely in content and form but are all created by, or in collaboration with, a choreographer or movement-based artist. The four films premiering here represent the first commissioned projects in this program.

EMPAC first presented films and videos of this kind on the Rensselaer campus through its DANCE MOViES series over the course of 2005-2007. These curated programs were hour-long screenings which introduced the community to a genre that is rarely seen outside of the international dance film festival circuit.

As the only major commissioning program for dance film established in the US, the DANCE MOViES Commission is having a significant national and international impact, making the creation of new works possible, and inspiring artists in the field to form new collaborations. The second round of projects is underway and will premier in the fall of 2009.

Main Image: Video still of EMPAC commission Body Traces (2009). Courtesy the artist. 

Season

Funding

 

The DANCE MOViES Commission is supported by EMPAC’s Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 8PM
Dance/Theater, Film/Video
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 8PM
Dance/Theater, Film/Video
Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 8PM
Dance/Theater, Film/Video
Ice Breaker
Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 7PM
Dance/Theater, Film/Video
Street Wise
Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 8PM
Dance/Theater, Film/Video
Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 8PM
Dance/Theater, Film/Video
Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 8PM
Film/Video
Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 7PM
Film/Video, Commission
KINO-EYE, Veterans, PH Propiedad Horizontal, Nora
Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 7:30PM
Dance/Theater, Film/Video, Commission
Body/Traces, Eyes Nose Mouth, Looking Forward—Man and Woman, Sunscreen Serenede
Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 7:30PM
Dance/Theater, Film/Video, Commission
Hoop, Anatomy of Melancholy, Quince Missing, The Closer One Gets, the Less One Sees, MO-SO
Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 7:30PM
Dance/Theater, Film/Video, Commission
A Circus of One, Fauna, Fanfare for Marching Band, Spring Cleaning
April 5–6, 2013
Dance/Theater, Film/Video, Commission
TAO, In the First Place...
Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 7PM
Dance/Theater, Film/Video, Commission
Seline Baumgartner, Orit Ben-Shitrit, Chameckilerner, Dana Gingras, & Marianne Kim