3 Keys to Creating a Successful Dance Film

How to Survive Your First Dance Film Project

Planning a big project? Boston choreographer Anna Reyes shares the tips she wishes she knew before embarking on her debut dance film, “the good parts of being alive.”

More Classical Ballet on the Big Screen

See Swan Lake in U.S. cinemas Febraury 20, 2014

London’s premiere ballet company, The Royal Ballet, appears again in select U.S. movie theaters for one-night-only events. See Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty in your local cinema in February and March.

The First Film To Tell The Joffrey Ballet Story — Autographed DVD

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You could own a signed DVD copy of Joffrey: Mavericks Of American Ballet, the first documentary film to tell the story of this groundbreaking dance company, considered the first truly American ballet company. Only 100 autographed copies for sale! Giveaway ends Feb 23, 2012.

Dance Gets Screentime In Toronto

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Screening at the Toronto International Film Festival are First Position, a new dance doc follows six young ballet dancers aged 9 to 19 as they struggle to maintain form in the face of injury and personal sacrifice on their way to one of the most prestigious international ballet competitions in the world: Youth America Grand Prix; and Pina, the Wim Wenders performance documentary featuring the extraordinary choreography of Pina Bausch. Learn more and watch these exciting trailers at Dance Advantage.

Ten Years Ago I Was Dancing

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Multiple events are scheduled to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States through dance, including a work to be simultaneously performed in Washington, New York, and Shanksville, PA. In addition, Nichelle describes her morning ten years ago and invites you to share your own events, memories, or stories of 9/11.

Terpsichorus: Discussing Entity — Wayne McGregor/Random Dance

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Terpsichorus means to delight in dance and is an open group event to encourage conversation and commentary on dance film, video, or books. Join us in our premiere discussion of the film and dance work Entity (Wayne McGregor/Random Dance). All are welcome. Join anytime!

Thought Of You… on Valentine’s Day

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Ryan Woodward’s short animation Thought of You presents an eloquent and concise story of elusive love told through his 2D interpretation of contemporary dance. The video has become viral on Vimeo and YouTube. Learn a bit about the making of this gorgeous film.

Delight in Dance With Us!

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In Greek mythology Terpsichore is the muse of lyrical poetry and dance but the word more literally means, “delighting in dancing”. You might also know that a Greek chorus is a group of performers who comment on the action within a play. Terpsichorus is a new dance discussion project – a collaborative effort between Dance Advantage and others to talk about performance film, documentaries, and books. Get details on our first selection up for discussion, Wayne McGregor’s Entity.

A Beautiful Tragedy: Film Review

A Beautiful Tragedy by David Kinsella

A striking animation opens David Kinsella’s 2007 film, A Beautiful Tragedy. “Once upon a time,” it begins, “there lived a woman. She dreamed of becoming a ballerina but her dreams never came true… and then she gave birth to a little girl, and decided that the babe would become a ballet dancer.”

Sunday Snapshot: The Silent Current

Photo: The Silent Current by Paolo Santos

Paolo Santos came to photography by way of film making. He got his first digital SLR camera strictly to create time lapse sequences for his work in 2005. When the camera was not taking time lapse, he was snapping images here and there and finally, one day decided to get serious with it. This image was taken outdoors in Utah and it features his wife, Caroline Sicard.

Giving Thanks Giveaway: TenduTV

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Tendu.tv wants to give away permanent downloads of all four of the first titles they are making available on iTunes and Amazon ($70 value) to one Dance Advantage reader. TenduTV delivers dance programming to every screen imaginable, from your iPod and mobile phone to your living room television.