Movies by Movers Retrospective


Saturday, June 12 @ 7:00 PM

The American Dance Festival has been celebrating screendance for 25 years. This collection of films features pieces screened at ADF between the 1996 and 2020. The films themselves range from the 1970s to the present day and represent the diverse community of artists who call themselves makers of screendance.

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Links will be available for one week beginning June 12.

The films discussed (and available for viewing for one week beginning June 12):

CEILING – Katherine Helen Fisher, Govind Rae
Black Man in America – Justina Kamiel Grayman, Vance “Johnny Hobbes” Brown
The Man Who Traveled Nowhere in Time – Kyra Jean Green, Vincent René-Lortie
Transport – Amy Greenfield
Farther Up the Road – The JaM Youth Project
Meeting Place: Scorched – Amanda Kapp
boy – Rosemary Lee, Peter Anderson
Outside In – Victoria Marks, Margaret Williams
Bruce – Ruth Sergel
The Dérive – Tanin Torabi
GIMP GAIT – Pioneer Winter


About the hosts:

Douglas Rosenberg is an artist and a theorist and the author of Screendance: Inscribing the Ephemeral Image, published by Oxford Press.  As a scholar, Professor Rosenberg has brought attention to the field of screendance and been active in shaping the discourse of the field through his published writing, the organization of conferences, as co-founding editor of The International Journal of Screendance founding and his  book,  from Oxford University Press, Screendance: Inscribing the Ephemeral Image.  His work for the screen has been exhibited internationally for over 30 years and he has made films with  a number of extraordinary choreographers including, Eiko and Koma, Molissa Fenley Sean Curran, Li Chiao-Ping and Sally Gross. He was the founding curator of the International Screendance Festival at the American Dance Festival and director of the Video Archival Project for over a decade. Rosenberg is a professor in the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Cara Hagan is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice is informed by movement, words, digital space, contemplative practice, and community. Ms. Hagan has the pleasure of sharing her artistic pursuits across the United States and abroad. Most recently, Cara has set choreographic works on students at the UNC School of the Arts, Missouri State University, Roehampton University London, Gonzaga University, and on professional dancers at the DanceBARN Festival in Battle Lake, MN. Recent guest artist residencies include Thirak India (Jaipur), James Madison University, University of Colorado at Boulder, Bath Spa University, and DeMontfort University, among others. Further, Cara has made recent performance appearances at the Asheville Wordfest, the Taos Poetry Festival, the On Site/In Sight Dance Festival, Revolve Gallery Asheville, the Performática Festival in Puebla, Mexico, and the Conference on Geopoetics in Edinburgh, Scotland. In installation, Cara’s work has been seen at Art Produce San Diego, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Revolve Gallery Asheville, and at the Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh. A recipient of several grants and awards, Cara received the “Best Southern States Documentary” award for her short film, Sound and Sole from the Southern States Indie Fan Film Fest in Biloxi, MS in January 2019. She was awarded an artist residency at PLAYA Summer Lake for the fall of 2018 and an artist residency at Elsewhere Gallery for spring/summer 2020. She has been funded by the North Carolina Arts Council, the Forsyth County Arts Council, the Appalachian State University Research Council, the Cucalorus Festival, and the Dance Films Association, among other organizations. Ms. Hagan serves on the dance studies faculty at Appalachian State University, as well as serving as director and curator for ADF’s Movies By Movers, an annual, international dance film festival that hosts events at both the American Dance Festival and Appalachian State University. Cara’s creative work can be found in various publications, including literary journals Collective Terrain, Zocalo, Quill and Parchment, the Snapdragon Journal of Art and Healing, and Headwaters Journal of Expressive Arts. Her scholarly publications can be found in the International Journal of Screendance, the Journal of Sustainability Education, Transmissions Journal of Media Studies, and in the book, Dance’s Duet with the Camera: Motion Pictures, edited by Telory D. Arendell and Ruth Barnes. Currently, Cara is under contract to complete her first solo-authored book through McFarland Publishing.