Dance Camera West (DCW) aims to foster groundbreaking talent and to encourage new work in the area of dance film by supporting creation, presentation and distribution of films. DCW presents an annual international film festival in Los Angeles to bring dance to the world beyond the stage and through the language of film. Many of the filmmakers are female, and artists of color, as dance film has long been a place of inclusion for those not represented in the traditional film world.
The works are short, vibrant, dynamic, and take the tools choreographers have learned making work for the stage, like composition and rhythmic structures, and combined it with the tools of filmmaking, like mise-en-scene, framing, editing and musical scores. It’s a beautiful convergence of two art forms that has created a new form for both. DCW has created an eclectic program to show what the dance world has to offer the film world.
Check out last year's programming here.