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Workshop: Dance Film - Choreography for the Camera

Workshop for dancers, theatre artists and filmmakers

Workshop holder: Tori Lawrence

Place: Bergen Dansensenter, Studio 2 i 3.etg.

Time: November 20th, 12.30 - 15.30

In this introductory dance film-making workshop, we’ll experiment with pre-production tools of composing movement for the camera. Open to dancers, theater artists, and filmmakers, the workshop will consist of short exercises designed to build foundational skills in cinematography, specifically the relationship between the camera and the moving body. We'll workshop with gimbals, and students will learn various tools for image design and movement composition, as well as deepen their understanding of the hybrid form of dance film.

Tori Lawrence is a US-based choreographer, filmmaker, and educator who creates site-specific multimedia performances and digital/analog dance films. She is a guest professor at Smith College, where she'll be teaching the graduate Dance Film course in the spring semester. She's also been on faculty and taught dance film courses at Bennington College and Middlebury College. Tori received her MFA from the University of Iowa, where she was a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship. She has recently been awarded artist residencies at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder and USF Verftet, and is premiering a new piece at USF November 11-19th. She has also had residencies at Yaddo, Djerassi, Brunakra, Chez Bushwick, Ucross Foundation, and Budapest's Workshop Foundation. Her films have been shown by Dance Films Association's Dance on Camera Festival (NYC), Movement Research at the Judson Church, Stockholm Screendance Festival, Agite y Sirva Festival Itinerante de Videodanza (Mexico), among others. She has been a dancer and filmmaker with San Francisco-based choreographer Sara Shelton Mann, and they've presented recently at Space 124 (San Francisco), Counterpulse (San Francisco), Fresh Festival @ Joe Goode Annex (San Francisco), Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (San Francisco), and Dock 11 (Berlin). She is also the co-founder of Atland Residency, a home for site-specific and land-based art in the Berkshire foothills:

This workshop is organized by Bergen Dansesenter, in collaboration with Proscen.


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