Dance For Camera

Friday May 17, 2013



Screening of short films and excerpts of work by New Mexico Film and Dance Makers.

Dance for camera is one of several terms describing dance made expressly for the camera or film in which movement is the primary expressive element. Wild Dancing West 2013 highlights this lesser known genre with a one-hour screening of work by New Mexico film and dance makers, including Zsolt Palcza and Readymade Dance Theatre; Jennifer Predock-Linnell, Paniotis, Joyce Neimanas and Moira Ellis and current works by the Public Academy for Performing Arts’ Advanced Film and Contemporary Dance Ensemble, under the direction of Su Hudson and Naomi Elizabeth Montoya.

See also: Culture Shock

Motion in the picture

Site Unseen
Jessica Hudson

Dance and film intertwine their distinct sensibilities this weekend when the Wild Dancing West 2013/Dance For Camera Weekend takes place at the N4th Theater (4904 Fourth Street NW). Dance for camera—also known as dancefilm or videodance, among other names—describes dance created specifically to be filmed. And it describes film in which dance is the main expressive element. See what I mean by intertwined? Get a taste of the genre on Friday, May 17, with an hour-long screening of works by a host of New Mexico filmmakers and dancers. Saturday is the weekend’s big feature with Site Unseen, which combines live choreography with film of New Mexico landscapes. Cost ranges from $5 to $12; both events are at 8 p.m. at the VSA North Fourth Art Center. Visit for more information and to buy tickets, or call 344-4542.

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