Dance For Camera Screening


Contributed by Daniel Gwirtzman

This semester’s Dance for the Camera course--offered for the first time at IC--culminates in a free, open screening of student works on Friday, May 14 at 9am. Start the last day of Final Exam Week with an uplifting and entertaining assortment of brief dance films.

JOIN US Please join us for a screening of dance films made by students in this semester’s inaugural Dance for the Camera course taught by instructor Daniel Gwirtzman. An hour long selection of a diverse range of short films will be presented at 9am on Friday, May 14th over Zoom. Each film is under three minutes in length. 

HOW TO JOIN More information about the screening can be found on the Facebook Event page. You can join the screening on the 14th using the Zoom link below:

ABOUT THE COURSE The course, a first for Ithaca College, is designed to introduce digital video technology in dance through the acquisition of technical and creative skills required to conceive, choreograph, edit, and disseminate Dance for Camera works.

WHAT IS DANCE FOR THE CAMERA? Also known as videodance, dance film, and screendance, the genre of dance for the camera encompasses a wide range of formats including Hollywood movie musicals, the avant-garde and experimentalism, narratives, and documentaries. The history of cinema is closely entwined with dance. Well before the pandemic shifted content to online, the genre has been growing exponentially. The films are created expressly for the medium of the monitor rather than filming something created for the stage, transforming a three-dimensional art into the two-dimensions of the screen.