Monday, October 3, 6:30 p.m.
Moving Images, BPL Cinema Program, Canyon Theater
photo by Michael Hart
Match Box Dances, 2011, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 22 min
Directed by Philippe Tremblay-Berberri
Produced by Roarke Menzies and Adam H Weinert for matchboxarts
Choreography by Adam H Weinert
Dancing by Charlotte Bydwell, Naomi Reid Davis, Carlye Eckert, Logan Frances Kruger, Adam H Weinert
Music by Roarke Menzies
Filmmaker: Philippe Tremblay-Berberri
Costume Design by Marion Talan
Production Assistance by Jonathan Mittiga
Shot on the streets, sidewalks and loading docks of DUMBO, one of New York's most quickly changing neighborhoods, this film explores the intersection of public, private and personal gestures with an immediacy similar to that of an instant Polaroid - content, creation and production are 'of-the-moment' - producing an artifact that is both art object and document.
photo by Gregg Schoenberg
The Nightingale, 2011, San Francisco, CA, USA, 21 min
Produced and Directed by Greta Schoenberg
Choreography by Greta Schoenberg
Dancing by Maria LaMance, Nol Simonse, Brandon "Private" Freeman, Greta Schoenberg
Music composed by Rob Reich
Music performed by Rob Reick, Gaucho, Nice Guy Trio
Cinematography by Ben Estabrook
Edited by Greta Schoenberg, Ben Estabrook
The story is told by the dance - in choreographic styles ranging from ballet to contemporary, ballroom to burlesque - in this "silent" film noir-based narrative. With an original "gypsy jazz" score and period lighting, "The Nightingale" is rich, sensual, and humorous.
Happy To Be So, 2010, USA, 45 min
Produced and Directed by Yelena Demikovsky
Choreography and dancing by Oleg Briansky
Cinematography by Yelena Demikovsky, Hassan Kamel
This documentary tells the story of Oleg Briansky and Mireille Briane, former principal dancers, renowned ballet teachers, and a dynamic duet for more than 50 years. Briansky, of White Russian descent, and Briane, a Parisian, met in Paris. He was hailed as "the most sought after male dancer in the world" in the 50s and she, "a born teacher." In 1963, Briansky's meteoric career was cut short by injuries. Soon thereafter, the couple relocated to New York and established the Briansky Saratoga Ballet Center, one of the most distinguished summer ballet academies in America and abroad.