Dance Film Salon: One Day Pina Asked. . .

May 18, 2015

(Chantal Akerman, 1983, 57 min)

7:15pm: Free Work-in-Progress Screenings
8pm: Ticketed Dance Film Salon Screening

Local choreographer and director Dayna Hanson hosts a new work-in-progress screening opportunity for local dance film work, followed by a screening and discussion of films from the dance canon.

7:15pm: Work-in-Progress Screening and Feedback Session

Bring your dance film work in progress to watch on the big screen, and gather feedback from your peers. Films are shown on a first-come, first-served basis.

File Requirements:

Under 1GB
Under 10 mins
Quicktime h.264
Playable with VLC media player (test your own files in advance)
Clearly labeled on a USB thumb drive (will be returned)
Film file in an easily accessed folder (/NWFF)

8pm: One Day Pina Asked. . .

An encounter between two of the most remarkable women artists of the 20th Century, One Day Pina Asked. . . is Chantal Akerman’s look at the work of choreographer Pina Bausch and her Wuppertal, Germany-based dance company. “This film is more than a documentary on Pina Bausch,” a narrator announces at the outset, “it is a journey through her world, through her unwavering quest for love.”

“Akerman's film is a work of modestly daring wonder, of exploration and inspiration. With her audacious compositions, decisive cuts, and tightrope tremulous sense of time-and her stark simplicity-it shares, in a way that Wenders's film doesn't, the immediate exhilaration of the moment of creation. Akerman's film is of a piece with Bausch's dances.” —Richard Brody, The New Yorker

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