Move and Be Moved: Dance for Film Lab

Dates: Sunday, May 15th
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Ages: 12 – 16 year olds
Level: All Levels
Tuition: $20
Location: The Loft: 313 2nd Street SE, Suite 112

Have you ever wanted to work with film, but felt that you didn’t know what words to use? Are you interested in experimenting with camera work, site-specific work and how to frame things through a different eye? Is improvisation and not following a written script something that appeals to you, or excites you to rise to the challenge? Are you visually oriented and want to express yourself in ways that are impossible through any other art form?

Then come join us for Move and Be Moved; and dive into the unique, booming world of Dance for Film. Work with the members of Chicken Bank Collective (CBC), an international interdisciplinary arts collective that is in residency for 10 days in Charlottesville, one of its homes. In our immersive 2 hour lab, we will look at short films of dance for screen; our own work as well as videos from International Dance for film festival: Agite y Sirva.

We will also get hands-on experience making our own short film together, utilizing the space in and around the Glass Building, as we investigate capturing a mover with a different artistic frame. We will ask the questions: How is the camera also a partner in movement? Don’t worry, dancers are provided. (And we are always open for people to join who want to move as well…)

Chicken Bank Collective: weaving communities across borders through the Art of movement.

Chicken Bank Collective (CBC) is an interdisciplinary international arts collective. We are committed to our communities. We are constantly making room for co-creation, researching intersection points shared by our disciplines and looking for their expanding possibilities. CBC consists of 6 women: dancers, teachers, choreographers, musicians, visual artists, a videographer/documentarian. We come together from different cities in: México/USA, to work with what we can reach out to: our stories, the stories of the body, the stories of the places that we come from and go to. Our mission is to weave communities between borders through the art of movement.

Example of Dance for Film by Agite y Sirva

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There is a 2.5% service fee for online payments.

Some financial aid available.  To apply, fill out an application!