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Dance Films Kino Event

March 15, 2012 @ 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Open Studio with Sarah Best (10 am – 2 pm)

Dance Films Kino: Women and Men Film Program (2-4 pm & 6-8 pm)
This screening is part of Dance Films Kino at the Art Center from March 11-17. Free Admission.

This program features films which consider the performing roles of womanhood and manhood. Coup de Grâce explores the relationship between two adversaries who meet in a remote location and engage in a weaponless duel. The Cost of Living follows men as they fall in and out of love, revealing moments of strength and vulnerability. Good Person follows a female character along a surreal journey shot in split screen. Loosely based upon Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Person of Setzuan, this video proposes the theme of duality and is a portrait of a woman wrestling with the roles of criminal and victim. Nora is based on true stories of the dancer Nora Chipaumire who performs all of the film’s major roles, male and female. Beguine paints a portrait of a relationship through social dance, and expresses the comical depths of misery one can reach after a relationship has ended.

Women and Men Film Selections

Beguine (2008), Douwe Dijkstra (Netherlands), 4minutes, 44 seconds.
Coup de Grâce (2010), Clara Van Gool (Netherlands), 26 minutes.
The Cost of Living (2004), Lloyd Newson (UK), 35 minutes.
Good Person (2011), Marianne M. Kim and Cheng-Chieh Yu (US / China), 9 minutes.
Nora (2008), Alla Kovgan and David Hinton, Nora Chipaumire (US, UK, Mozambique) 35 minutes.

Women and Men film program, part of a three week free admission festival, will be screened on the following dates and times, the week of Sunday, March 11 – Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Art Center:

Tuesday, March 13: 6-8 pm
Thursday, March 15: 2-4 pm
Thursday, March 15: 6-8 pm
Friday, March 18: 2-4 pm
Saturday, March 17: 1-4 pm with a live dance performance by Synapse Arts


March 15, 2012
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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