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13th Annual Dance Media Film Festival

-- Photo from Adelaars (Slovakia) Photo credit: Andrea Sudorova & Jan Sevcik

-- Photo from Adelaars (Slovakia)
Photo credit: Andrea Sudorova & Jan Sevcik

Celebrating the vibrant art of dance, Dance Camera West presents the 13th Annual Dance Media Film Festival, a public event incorporating dance explored through film, live performances, and architectural art.

Several free live dance performances, an outdoor movie screening, a family-fun Dance-Along, Lester Horton Dance Awards and the inaugural CalArts@ Dance Camera West Emerging Artists Competition ceremony, and over 20 shorts and long-form films and documentaries to be screened during the festival taking place in downtown Los Angeles on June 6, 7, 8, and 13, 2014.

Venues include The Music Center, Grand Park, REDCAT, The Museum of Contemporary Art, and Union Station. All outdoor events are free to the public. This year’s theme of “Restructure” includes a large-scale “fast-formal” sculpture created specifically for the festival by artist Gustavo Godoy and co-commissioned by The Music Center, making its debut with free live dance performances with LA’s own BODYTRAFFIC dance company and a free live performance from Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company will take place at Grand Park.  

Friday, June 6 – Opening Night

BODYTRAFFIC/Gustavo Godoy Architectural Art, Live Performance - 7:30 p.m.; Free 
The Music Center Plaza, Grand Ave between Temple and 2nd


Opening Night International Short Films - 8:00 p.m.; $15 
Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
The Music Center, 135 North Grand Ave

Saturday, June 7

BODYTRAFFIC/Gustavo Godoy Architectural Art - 2:00 p.m.; Free 
Live Performance,The Music Center Plaza, Grand Ave between Temple & 1st


International Dance Films - 2:30 p.m.: $12 (MOCA admission) 
Ahmanson Auditorium, The Museum of Contemporary Art, 250 South Grand Ave

Site-specific adaptation of L.A. Contemporary Dance Company's Prite Oef Stringh 
Commissioned by Grand Park, Live Sunset Performance - 7:00 p.m.; Free
Located between Temple & 1st, from The Music Center to City Hall

Lester Horton Dance Awards, Grand Park - 8:00 p.m. 
Located between Temple & 1st, from The Music Center to City Hall

Outdoor Screenings, Grand Park - 8:30 pm.; Free 
Located between Temple & 1st, from The Music Center to City Hall

Sunday, June 8

BODYTRAFFIC/Gustavo Godoy Architectural Art – 2:00 p.m.; Free 
Live performance; The Music Center Plaza, Grand Ave between Temple & 1st

Afternoon Screenings and YouTube Choreographers Discussion
REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd Street; 2:30 p.m.; $15

Evening Screenings / Dance Camera West Awards / CalArts @Dance Camera West Emerging Artists Competition Awards Ceremony
REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd Street; 7:00 p.m.; $15

Friday, June 13

3rd Annual Dance-A- Long, Union Station – 7:30 p.m.; Free
Union Station, 800 North Alameda Street

- Dance Camera West and Los Angeles Film Festival continue their partnership and present the 3rd Annual Dance-A-Long and movie screening of La Bamba. Bring your dancing shoes and your friends and family for a fun dance lesson prior to the movie with the folks from Contra Tiempo!


TICKETS/INFORMATION:  Screening sessions are $15 each; all other events are free.