DANCE FILMS

by Maya DEREN
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"In this film, I have attempted to place a dancer in a limitless,cinemato-graphic space. Moreover, he shares, with the camera, a collaborative responsibility for the movements themselves. This is,in other words, a dance which can exist only on films The movement of the dancer creates a geography that never was. With a turn of the foot, he makes neighbors of distant places. Being a film ritual, it is achieved not in spatial terms alone, but in terms of a time created by the camera."
— Maya Deren on A Study in Choreography for the Camera, 1945

"In her approach we have the beginnings of a virtually new artform of 'choreocinema' in which the dance and the camera collaborate on the creation of a single work of art."
— John Martin, New York Times, 1946


DVD CONTENT


A STUDY IN CHOREOGRAPHY FOR CAMERA
1945 / n&b / silencieux / 3' 00
by Maya DEREN
RITUAL IN TRANSFIGURED TIME
1946 / n&b / silencieux / 14' 00
by Maya DEREN
MEDITATION ON VIOLENCE
1948 / n&b / sonore / 10' 00
by Maya DEREN
THE VERY EYE OF NIGHT
1959 / 16mm / n&b / sonore / 15' 00
by Maya DEREN

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publisher Re:voir
format PAL
zone 0 (region free)
running time 47 min.