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Spurlock Museum of World Cultures
Champaign, Ill., (January 20th)- Dance at Illinois will host the Flatlands Dance Film Festival on Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., at the Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, IL.
Tickets are $10/general admission and $5/students and seniors. Tickets are available at the door.
The Flatlands Dance Film Festival is dedicated to supporting and presenting the art of Dance Cinema, a medium which explores and innovates the intersections between filmmaking and dance making. The festival builds educational platforms, encourages dialogue, and promotes a diverse range of cultural perspectives from around the globe, showcasing a variety of films and shorts dedicated to dance performance, dance for camera, influential artists in the field, and the social impact of dance across the world.
January 20: The festival opens on Friday, January 20th, with the festival’s curated evening featuring works by Alfonso Abraham Cervera, Steve Rosa, Diana Cervera, and Primera Generacion Dance Collective comprised of Cervera, Irvin Manuel Gonzalez, Patricia Huerta, and Rosa Rodriguez Frazier. These LatinX/e choreographers create works that honor their identities and the various communities that they stem from by using their culturally unapologetic lived experiences as BIPOC and LGBTQ+ artist. Each artist showcases works that are in relationship to Latinidad and Mexicanidad using their choreographic strategies of dance, voice, and the dancing body as commentary.
January 21: The film competition portion of the Flatlands Dance Film Festival highlights a variety of films exploring this year’s theme, Culture Shock; how does shifting from the familiar to the unfamiliar affect our body and psyche, and how might that be expressed through Dance – Dance for Camera? This year’s adjudicators include Associate Professor Media Design John Boesche, New York Dancer and Choreographer Angie Pittman, and American Dance Film Maker Danièle Wilmouth. After the short films, awards will be presented for the Festival Winner (as selected by the festival adjudicators) and an Audience Award (as selected by the audience).
All screenings will be held at the Spurlock Museum’s Knight Auditorium, 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana.
Single screening tickets are $5 (student/senior) and $10 (general).
Tickets for individual screenings can be purchased at the Spurlock Museum the night of the screening.
For additional information on the Flatlands Dance Film Festival contact: Laura Chiaramonte email@example.com