Dance on Camera Film Festival

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43rd Dance on Camera Unveils Lineup. Opens with US Premiere of “Girlchild Diary”

43rd Dance on Camera Unveils Lineup. Opens with US Premiere of “Girlchild Diary”

Meredith Monk's Girlchild DiaryMeredith Monk’s Girlchild Diary

The lineup is unveiled for the 43rd edition of the dance-centric film festival, Dance on Camera, taking place January 30 – February 3 in New York City.  The festival opens with the U.S. Premiere of Girlchild Diary, which offers an intimate look at Meredith Monk, a daring composer, singer, filmmaker, choreographer, and director who this year is celebrating her 50th season of creating and performing work in New York. The festival closes with Richard Raymond’s searing Desert Dancer, a dramatic musical feature set against the 2009 riots against the Iranian regime, based on the true story of Afshin Ghaffarian, who dreamed of being a ballet dancer despite a government ban and formed an underground dance group. The film stars Freida Pinto, Reece Ritchie, and Tom Cullen and is choreographed by Akram Khan, who created the opening ceremonies of the recent London Olympic Games.

2014 Dance on Camera Film Festival in NYC Unveils Lineup; MISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER to Open, PAUL TAYLOR: CREATIVE DOMAIN to Close

2014 Dance on Camera Film Festival in NYC Unveils Lineup; MISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER to Open, PAUL TAYLOR: CREATIVE DOMAIN to Close

Greg Vander Veer's Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter.Greg Vander Veer’s Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter.

The 42nd edition of the dance-centric film festival Dance on Camera returns to the Film Society of Lincoln Center for the 18th consecutive year from January 31 to February 4, 2014.  This year’s lineup includes world premieres of opening night’s selection of Greg Vander Veer’s MISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER, a film about influential dance pioneer and administrator Martha Hill and closing night’s selection of Kate Geis’s PAUL TAYLOR: CREATIVE DOMAIN, a privileged look at the choreographer’s process as he makes his 133rd dance.