Dance on Camera Festival 2019 at Film at Lincoln Center

The Dance on Camera Festival is the world’s longest-running dance film festival.


47th Dance on Camera Festival 2019

The Festival is back at the Walter Reade Theater at Film at Lincoln Center from Friday to Monday, July 12-15, 2019. From $12

Among the striking movies at this year’s Festival are Cuban, Disability, French and Spanish dance films.

There are also some free panels for aspiring dance film makers.

Tickets are from $12


From Knee to Heart

A still of Sol Picó in "From Knee to Heart." Courtesy Susanna Barranco.

A still of Sol Picó in “From Knee to Heart.” Courtesy Susanna Barranco.

Susanna Barranco’s 2018 Spanish biopic about the incredible Spanish dancer and choreographer Sol Picó, follows the dancer’s career after she wins the National Dance Award and leaps into a terrifying place for dancers ~ middle age.

Festival Opening Night
North American Premiere
In Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles

Friday, July 12, 2019 at 6pm
Walter Reade Theater

Q&A with director Susanna Barranco and Sol Píco

FOR OUR READERS: For complimentary admission, say “dance” at the Walter Reade Box Office


Seven Leagues

A still from "Seven Leagues." Courtesy Santamaría & Castillo.

A still from “Seven Leagues.” Courtesy Santamaría & Castillo.

Jon Ander Santamariá and Marcia Castillo’s 2019 Spanish documentary follows a group of regular people who produce a ballet production with children with motor disabilities such as cerebral palsy.

When walking is hard, dancing is harder, but that gives it all the more meaning. This is probably some of the most beautiful dancing in the Film Festival and shows the possibilities that movement offers.

In Catalan, English and Spanish with English subtitles.

World Premiere
Saturday, July 13 at 3pm
Walter Reade Theater

Q&A with directors Jon Ander Santamaría and Marcia Castillo with choreographer and filmmaker Tamar Rogoff


Play Serious

A still of the Paris Opera House from "Play Serious." Courtesy T.M. Rives.

A still of the Paris Opera House from “Play Serious.” Courtesy T.M. Rives.

T.M. Rives’ 2018 behind-the-scenes documentary shows the beauty and the drama of a dancer’s life by following a production of Alexander Ekman’s Play at the Paris Opera in 2017. The choreographer tries to project a real sense of play which is one of those French impossible possibilities.

In English and French with English subtitles

Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 6pm
Walter Reade Theater

Q&A with director T.M. Rives and Mika Karlsson


Yuli

Carlos Acosta in 'Yuli' 2019. Courtesy The Match Factory.

Carlos Acosta in ‘Yuli’ 2019. Courtesy The Match Factory.

Iciar Bollain’s 2018 Spanish biopic tells the story of Cuban ballet legend Carlos Acosta (Royal Ballet, Acosta Danza). As a kid, he didn’t want to dance, but his father saw his future. His future was to be the first Black Romeo, one of the greatest ballet dancers / choreographers / producers of his generation, and one who is bringing the dance back home to Cuba.

English and Spanish with English subtitles

See our review of Yuli at the 2019 Havana Film Festival.

Sunday, July 14 at 8pm
Walter Reade Theater


Obsessed with Light: The Genius of Loïe Fuller

Loïe Fuller in a still from "Obsessed with Light." Courtesy Oelbaum and Krayenbühl.

Loïe Fuller in a still from “Obsessed with Light.” Courtesy Oelbaum and Krayenbühl.

Zeva Oelbaum and Sabine Krayenbühl’s early-stage work-in-progress tells the story of U.S. dancer Loïe Fuller whose pioneering modern dance made her a star in early 20th century Paris.

The filmmakers are screening 15 minutes of excerpts and then having a discussion about producing the film.

Monday, July 15 at 5pm
Amphitheater
FREE

Q&A with directors Zeva Oelbaum and Sabine Krayenbühl and choreographer Jody Sperling


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