Dance Films Association and Film at Lincoln Center present the 48th edition of the Dance on Camera Festival, running July 17-20, 2020. With a program that travels the globe from Ireland to Argentina to Kazakhstan, the festival is being presented digitally for the first time and provide unprecedented access to the longest-running dance film festival in the world.
This year’s festival includes a variety of features and shorts, opening with the U.S. premiere of an intimate look at celebrated choreographer, Maguy Marin. Maguy Marin: Time to Act includes stunning footage of live performances and the screening will be followed by a live Q&A with Marin and director David Mambouch. Highlights from the Shorts program include hand-painted animation in Peter Sparling’s Cornered (Detainee’s Lament) and a timely, passionate exploration of race and political activism in Susan Misner’s Bend.
The festival’s DFA Global program, an initiative which provides a platform of support and dialogue with global screen dance filmmakers, includes Peter Vulchev’s confessional conversations with prima ballerina Vessa Tonova in A Monologue in the Intermission; Cara Holmes’ short film Welcome To A Bright White Limbo from Ireland about Belfast based dancer and choreographer, Oona Doherty, and the creative process of her award winning, ‘Hope Hunt;’ and Dana Mussa and Alexander Murphy’s KIELI BI, recounting through dance the journey of a woman’s return to Kazakhstan after 8 years dancing in Paris.