Screendance: Where Dance becomes Visual Art!
A performing arts work created at the intersection of dance, film and sound. Far beyond the simple recording of a live dance piece, it is a collaboration of equals – choreographer, filmmaker and sound artist – creating a work of art that can only exist on the screen.
Screendance dates to the birth of cinema. Dance and moving images are, after all, a natural combination. In the past, the technical and financial barriers to producing even a short screendance project were prohibitive. Now, with the proliferation of digital video recorders and user-friendly editing software, artists in film and dance are coming together across the globe to create screendance works.
The Internet is the warehouse and distribution source for most screendance works. But like all material on the web, you have to know what you are looking for to find it. The purpose of the Northwest Screendance Exposition is to help create a greater awareness of this art form, taking it off the web and presenting it in the same immersive, theatrical context that builds community around other performance genres.