The Final Kinetic Cinema of the Year

Join us for the final dance film screening event of the season!

Still from "Funf 'n' Twist" by Anna Brady Nuse

Still from Fünf ‘n’ Twist

On Monday December 1st at 7:30 pm, Kinetic Cinema will feature new and old works on American culture and life in war-times. The first half of the program will feature sisters Kerrie Welsh (video artist) and Sasha Welsh (choreographer) who will show a live performance of an in-progress excerpt from their current collaboration, Trace Decay, as well as films and videos by historically important female figures that have influenced their thinking about gender, media, violence and the aesthetics of war.

The second half of the program will be a selection of films that have influenced film-maker Anna Brady Nuse and composer J Why in the making of their latest videodance collaboration, Fünf ‘n’ Twist. Drawing from classic images of American adolescence in the 20th Century, Fünf ‘n’ Twist is a satirical teenage odyssey that takes place at the prom and grapples with issues of freedom and authority. In addition to showing a rough cut of the work, the artists will discuss the how their project came about with marketing executive Calvin Wilson.

Trace Decay

Trace Decay

Kinetic Cinema

Monday Dec 1st, 7:30pm
$10 Admission
Reservations: 212.254.5277

Interborough Repertory Theater (IRT)
154 Christopher Street, Suite 3B (btw Greenwich & Washington Streets)
New York, NY 10014
Trains: 1, PATH to Christopher Street

Kinetic Cinema explores the intersection of dance and the moving image both on screen and stage. Each month Anna Brady Nuse invites a special guest from the dance community to share the films and videos that have inspired or moved them. These could be films that feature dance, are kinetic-based,or have
been influential on their work in some way. The guest curators come from a range of backgrounds as performers, choreographers,critics, and filmmakers. Stay tuned for more info on our new season at Chez Bushwick starting January 14th, 2009!

Kinetic Cinema is a co-presentation of Collective:Unconscious and Pentacle Movement Media, and is part of The Collective for Loving Cinema Series, a weekly themed-film series presented by Collective:Unconscious. The Collective for Loving Cinema Series is supported, in part, by the New York
State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. This presentation of Fünf ‘n’ Twist is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administrated by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Movement Media is a new project of Pentacle, offering screenings, services, and online interactive publications about dance for screen. For more info and to get up-to-date news and event information go to or Move the Frame blog:

photos from top: Fünf ‘n’ Twist by Anna Brady Nuse; Trace Decay photo: Steven Screiber, performers: Cynthia St. Clair and Cindy Chung Camins

5 responses

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  2. Thanks Anna for a very successful final evening of Kinetic Cinema. I especially enjoyed the vigorous questions that your guest Calvin Wilson raised and the enthusiastic conversations that took place following. I am still thinking about his “what next? how do you build interest” question but the first thing that comes to me is… education. I was a substitute teacher for a Dance on Camera class at an Arts High School in Hartford a couple months ago, it is a relatively new course option but how cool for the kids right? The more screendance enters academia (which is where much of the consistent arts funding and resources lie) the more screendance audience and filmmakers out in the world.

    I look forward to your next event and promise
    to bring someone new to the “fray”!

  3. Thanks for your comment Lisa!
    I agree with you about education being a crucial part of getting screendance out there. However, I also don’t want it to go the route of modern dance, where tons of dancers get pumped out into the world from colleges and universities, and then there are few opportunities for them. We do need to think about how this can be sustaining, and that means artists get compensated for their work and have some monetary incentive! For that, we need to create demand from audiences. Education is a great tool to raise awareness for sure, and I think on the high school level is a great place to start.

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