Alexandra Beller/Dances presents "dance/lens"
A dance on camera workshop taught by Alexandra Beller and Gabri Christa
THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 14 - NOVEMBER 18
12 PM–3 PM
dance/lens is an interdisciplinary course that will engage in both choreographic inquiry, creation and feedback, as well as learning narrative, dynamic, and personal approaches to creating dance for screen. A team-taught course by veteran choreographer and mentor Alexandra Beller and trailblazer in the field of screen dance, Gabri Christa, this 6-week workshop will allow you to begin and complete a short dance for film.
We are interested in the opportunities available in creating for the screen, in particular the application of magic. We want to develop the unique possibilities of using the lens and the camera while deeply challenging ourselves as choreographers. We are committed to fostering both the choreographic and film-making perspectives equally and in intimate partnership with one another.
Through a series of tasks, prompts, conversations, feedback sessions, bolstered by readings and viewings, this course promises to sharpen the eye, develop critical skills in dramaturgy, and pose challenging questions to artists at every stage of experience. The particular opportunities and obstacles of transforming the three dimensional world to a two dimensional experience requires questioning power, privilege, and using storytelling in a unique way.