Dance on Camera Festival Screens at Film Society’s Walter Reade
By Ellis Nassour
If you’re a dance fan and if you hurry to the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theatre and the adjacent Film Center box office to catch the 17th annual Dance on Camera Festival, which runs through Monday with a diverse array of dance films, premieres, and programs, including several in-person appearances.
The lineup includes documentaries about everything from Cubano ballet-dancing triplets, ice dancing, and documentary tributes to dance legends Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham, and Carmen Gutierrez, the first Mexican dancer on Broadway; and Busby Berkeley, the Hollywood choreographer who staged all those lavish dance sequences from the 30s to the late 50s. A highlight will be a screening of Matthew Bourne’s acclaimed 1995 interpretation of Swan Lake in 3-D.
There’s also an exhibit of photos by Arno Rafael Minkkinen in the Reade’s Furman Gallery.
For complete schedules, locations, and synsopses, and to purchase tickets [$13; Students, $9] go to www.dancefilms.org or www.filmlinc.com.