Whether it’s live work or dance film, what am I making and why?
Who are the characters whose movement stories I choose to reveal?
Who is my ideal audience for these stories?
How do I choose collaborators who “get” me?
Where and for what audiences you screen your work is as much a reflection of your voice as the work itself. In this professional session with choreographer and filmmaker Marta Renzi reveals how she does this – and how you can too. As Marta puts it: “In my case, sharing work with an audience that has little experience with dance film is exactly where I like to be, much as it was when I mostly made live dances”.
“I’d like to share my experience, in particular strategies for infiltrating non-dance film festivals, thereby creating a dialog with curators in the US and abroad. I’ll show clips which range from my 1981 YOU LITTLE WILD HEART with music by Bruce Springsteen, to my recent self-produced short dance films.
I’ll bring lists of resources of course, and will talk about the challenges and rewards of reaching other-than-dance audiences. Participants will also be encouraged to reflect on their own practices – choreographic, cinematic, casting, – over the long haul. How do you decide if your current modus operandi is working for you?”