Area film and video artists will present dance and movement-focused media projects in a variety of genresDanceworks DanceLAB will present a brand new event, Movement Media Lab on September 28 & 29 at the Danceworks Studio Theatre, 1661 N. Water Street in Milwaukee. Movement Media Lab showcases dance and movement-focused media projects in a variety of genres by local film and video artists. Genres include experimental, documentary and animation.
Danceworks has worked with Movement Media Lab project manager Kym McDaniel several times in the past, both as a film artist and choreographer. Managing Director Kim Johnson worked with McDaniel to bring Movement Media Lab to life. “In looking at how to expand DanceLAB performances, with the community’s needs at the forefront, I realized that like choreographers, film artists needed a place to show their work,” says Johnson.
“Moving between mediums has given me the opportunity to develop and complicate my own creative process, and I am passionate about discussing practice with other artists,” says McDaniel, who holds an MFA in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “Movement Media Lab also presents an opportunity for artists outside of an academic context, which I think it is important to the community and emerging artists.”
“Dance artists have been not only collaborating with film artists for a while, but creating film themselves, whether it plays during a dance piece, is used as a trailer for an upcoming show… This show is a natural product of what’s already happening,” Johnson explains. “I’m excited to see where this showing event goes, and how it will draw another audience into our theater and the new relationships that will be made.”
Movement Media Lab invites a process-based approach to analyzing and translating choreography and movement to the screen, and will look at the relationship to the body in a 2D format, as well as highlighting movement through editing.
Movement Media Lab will include works by:
Katelyn Altmann & Jake Neuman
Marissa Jax & Amelia Morris
Betty Salamun & Dan Boville
Kate Slezak & Alex Adkinson
PERFORMANCE DATE, TIMES AND LOCATION
Friday, September 28, 2018 at 8:30 PM
Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 8:30 PM
Danceworks Studio Theatre – 1661 N Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Advance Purchase: $13 Reserved Seating | $10 General | $8 Student & Senior
Walk-Up: $13 General | $10 Student & Senior