Since 1995, the American Dance Festival has been home to the International Screendance Festival. Running from Friday through Sunday, July 6-8 at the White Lecture Hall and Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the International Screendance Festival includes a series of documentaries, experimental films and choreographies created for the camera.
The film festival is directed and curated by Douglas Rosenberg, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, scholar and author of the recently published Screendance: Inscribing the Ephemeral Image. Watch above as Mr. Rosenberg discusses how screendance, as an emerging film and dance genre, is the perfect complement to the “liveness” of the American Dance Festival. Not simply dance on camera, these films are, as Mr. Rosenberg states, a “hybrid of screens and dancing bodies” and a fixed means by which the viewer encounters ephemeral movement.
The International Screendance Festival is free and open to the public. Click here for specific screening times and locations.