This year will mark the first Dance Film Festival presented by the Dance Division in Loyola’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts. Now is your chance to participate in screenings, lectures, and demonstrations with innovative artists working in this exciting medium. All events are FREE!
Below is a list of scheduled events:
Thursday, November 6th 4:15-5:45, Mundelein Center Rm 409.
Cara Scrementi, a graduate teaching artist at University of California, Irvine will present a lecture on the history of dance film as well as a context for current innovations in the field. Cara graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University Chicago and was the recipient of Loyola’s Dance Minor of the Year award. Cara is a Co-Director of the After School Matters Dance Ensemble and video editor for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. She will be joined by Sarah Prinz, a Loyola dance minor in production on her own dance film Equivalence a short piece on gender equality aiming to educate and inspire women with self-embodiment, educated self-perception, and freedom of individual will.
Friday, November 7th 2:45-4:15, Mundelein Center Rm 409.
The Dance Division will host Janet Soares and Greg VanderVeer to present their film on legendary dance educator, Martha Hill. Click here for more information.
Saturday, November 8th 5:30-7:30, Mundelein Center Rm 409.
This event includes light hors d’oeuvres during a reception and sneak peek at the new dance documentary created by Aaron Greer, director of the Loyola film studies program, and School of Communication film students in collaboration with Amy Wilkinson, dance faculty, and the cast of Gather Up the Fragments. The film explores the choreographic process with a focus on the creation of an original work investigating Shaker culture and design innovation. The full piece will be presented at Loyola’s Mainstage Dance Performance February 12-15, 2015 and as part of a March 2015 installation at the Loyola Museum of Art.