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Making the Invisible Visible: Behind the Screen and Scene in Making Dance Films

  • March 06, 2024
  • March 27, 2024
  • 4 sessions
  • March 06, 2024, 11:00 AM 12:15 PM (EST)
  • March 13, 2024, 11:00 AM 12:15 PM (EDT)
  • March 20, 2024, 11:00 AM 12:15 PM (EDT)
  • March 27, 2024, 11:00 AM 12:15 PM (EDT)
  • Pavilion



Course Description:  The sessions explore the making of dance on film, featuring films Laurence Siegel has produced with various dancers and choreographers. The classes will focus on the process of making a dance film; working with choreographers and dancers; editing film, from taking motion on motion to telling the stories of the dance and the choreographer’s process. Mr. Siegel will also discuss the life of a dance film once it’s shot and how to get it viewed by the public. Each film will present a specific choreographer in the process of creating a dance with dancers to give an inside view of what the choreographer, dancers, and filmmaker go through to make a dance film. Choreographers include Susie Burpee, Allen Kaeja, Carol Anderson, Phyllis Whyte, William Yong, Belind McGuire, and Hanna Keil.

Location: Pavilion

Dates/Times: Wednesdays Mar 6 to Mar 27, from11 am - 12:15 pm.

Instructor:  Laurence Siegel

Laurence Siegel’s four-decade career in the arts included radio, film and television production, artist management and education. He has been producing screendance for the past dozen years. His practice includes process and documentary work that features the work of contemporary choreographers and dancers setting original work with The Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre and School of Toronto Dance Theatre, as well as work with independent dancers. He has produced films in Canada and Europe. His work has been exhibited at festivals, education and community settings, institutions and museums.

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