2011 Oklahoma Dance Film Festival



The Oklahoma Dance Film Festival will celebrate its 5th anniversary at Circle Cinema, October 13th-16th, with a unique series that features dance documentaries, choreography for the camera and experimental short films that emphasize movement. Dance films create a bridge between visual and performance arts; they redefine the idea of “moving-pictures” and construct a new stage for dance.

Don’t miss the free opening night program and reception, 7:00pm, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13th, hosted by THIS LAND PRESS. This event will feature films by and about Tulsa dance artists, including the theatrical premiere of Hanson’s “Thinking ‘Bout Something” video (starring over one-hundred Tulsa dancers).  It will also include a sampler of what is to be presented during the festival’s weekend programs.  A meet-and-greet reception will allow the community to mingle with local choreographers and dancers.

Weekend highlights will include two documentaries: A Good Man chronicles acclaimed choreographer Bill T. Jones’ process in the creation of his new work about Abraham Lincoln. Never Stand Still highlights the legacy of Jacob’s Pillow, an abandoned Massachusetts farm that evolved into a National Historic Landmark and a nexus for dance throughout the world.

Friday and Saturday programs will open with a selection of short dance films that were submitted to the festival by artists from around the world. Expect a mixed bag: from animation, to interviews, black-and-white to green-screen, from films that emphasize the visual aspect of video art, to dances created for the camera.  Sunday’s program will take a look at the creative use of choreography in music videos, featuring the work of indie-rock recording artists OK Go.

The Oklahoma Dance Film Festival is a Bell House event, with support from Circle Cinema, THIS LAND PRESS, Choregus Productions, McNellies Group, BOK Center, and Target.  Circle Cinema is located at 12 South Lewis Ave. Tulsa, OK.


THURSDAY, October 13

7:00pm – THIS LAND PRESS hosts Best-of-the-Fest


FRIDAY, October 14

2:00pm – Selected Shorts Program A – Movement and Meaning

3:00pm – A Good Man

$8.50 (Day Pass)

SATURDAY. October 15

2:00pm – Selected Shorts Program B – Space and Place

3:00pm – Never Stand Still

$8.50 (Day Pass)

SUNDAY, October 16

4:30pm – Choreography and the Music Video

5:00pm – A Good Man

$8.50 (Day Pass)



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