Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center present the 11th annual Dance on Camera Festival with thirteen New York premieres and several retrospectives that spotlight the collaborative work among artists of diverse backgrounds and training. The result is an exciting attempt to gain understanding and appreciation of the differences in cultural traditions. 2007 is definitely the year for experimentation and self-invention, with Japanese artists Eiko and Koma choreographing for Cambodian students of painting, a classically trained Russian ballerina attempting to respond creatively to the aesthetic demands of Bill T. Jones, and American expatriate Josephine Baker making the leap from Harlem musical revues and the Broadway chorus to international fame as a top entertainer in Paris music halls and the star of a number of French films.
Dance Films Association celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Founded in 1956 by the late Susan Braun, it has come into its own as an important arts and education organization with its own touring program. Dance on Camera Festival 2007 is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, Capezio-Ballet Makers Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation. The annual Dance on Camera Festival is programmed and organized by Deirdre Towers and Anna Brady Nuse (DFA) and Joanna Ney (FSLC).