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attended May 03 2013

Dance Camera West Film Festival is always worth going to. Great films from all over the world, receptions with some of the artists who have come internationally, discussions, community and this year some live performances too. Can't go wrong!

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Day/Evening Program  


Get Wet Series – Choreographed by Tony Testa

The Wilshire Stairs Fountain  


Two Sink, Three Float Short film by Satya Roosens

Surface Tension Short film by Mark Teague

The Bing Theater  


_*Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty 

*_ Directed by Jeffrey Ruoff In the 1970s, at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA, four male athletes joined a dance class. Their collaborative work led to the creation of Pilobolus and the transformation of modern dance. 

RT 38:00  

4:15-4:45pm Followed by Q&A with Filmmaker Jeffrey Ruoff  


*ProMotion Youth Competition Awards

  • (Winner of 2012 Capturing Motion NYC)

(Winner of 2012 DCW Pro Motion Youth)

Introduction of youth filmmakers  


_*Check Your Body at the Door

*_ Directed by Sally Sommer Check Your Body at the Door is a documentary about some remarkable underground House dancers in NYC. Filmed during the golden decade of the 1990s, it follows a core group of master free-stylists in to the clubs, at their jobs and in their everyday lives. Also filmed in the studio against a white background, in silhouette or in light pools, their virtuosic moves and choreography are striking.  


Get Wet Series – Choreographed by Tony Testa

The Wilshire Stairs Fountain  


Wet Short Film by Daniel Mollner  


_*The Man Behind the Throne

*_ Directed by Kersti Grunditz Following the life and work of director/choreographer Vincent Paterson, who has created for Michael Jackson, Madonna and Cirque De Soleil 

RT 60:00  

8:30-9:00pm  Followed by Q&A with Kersti Grunditz and Vincent Paterson moderated by Elvis Mitchell

All screenings and dances are appropriate for all ages. There is no violence, nudity or sexual content.  

About the Ticket Supplier: Dance Camera West

Dance Camera West (DCW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and developing the vibrant art of dance media. DCW connects diverse cultures and environments through its exploration of dance on screen, bringing hundreds of challenging and provocative films to Los Angeles from around the globe, effectively bridging the gap between the uniquely influential Los Angeles film community and the significant local dance populace. Even more importantly, Dance Camera West utilizes the accessible nature of dance as a non-verbal art form to reach across cultural, geographic, and socio-economic divides by making a special effort to engage a wide range of Los Angeles audiences of varying ethnicities and interests, offering everyone a chance to experience the thought-provoking thrill of dance media.