Celebrating the vibrant art of dance, Dance Camera West, in association with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, presents the 15th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Festival June 16-18. The multidisciplinary festival, which explores a wide range of dance forms through film through live performances, multimedia and interactive art installations and more than 35 films from around the world, takes place at UCLA’s Royce Hall and Fowler Museum as well as L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art.
Events at UCLA include:
Thursday, June 16
Opening night VIP Reception at Royce Hall. Tickets are $100. Doors open at 6 p.m. for Dance Media Lounge; film screenings start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100. The evening features a performance by Invertigo Dance Theatre, which tells engaging stories through virtuosic movement, whimsical theatricality and live music. Founded in 2007 by artistic director Laura Karlin, Invertigo has become a cornerstone of the Los Angeles’ dance scene. Films include the world premiere of the “Mine,” with Invertigo Dance Theatre. Shot in an abandoned mine in the Mojave, the film tells the story of two people who know one another deeply but are continually finding new layers to their relationship.
Friday, June 17
Short Films Program at Royce Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. for Dance Media Lounge; screenings start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Screenings of 11 films include “Shift,” a short mountain dance film featuring Bay Area vertical dance compay Bandaloop as they journey across the Sierra, and “Love Songs for Robots,” inspired by the ballet and sculpture of avant-garde artist Oskar Schlemmer, with performance and choreography by Mistaya Hemingway.
Saturday, June 18
World Dance Films at the Fowler Museum. Documentary screenings at 1 p.m.; shorts at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Includes “After the Curtain,” in which four female dancers battle shifting cultural norms in the predominantly Muslim nation of Tajikistan; and “Inheritor Recordings,” featuring 16 dancers from the 605 Collective, warping time and place to augment and expand 605’s raw physicality.
Dance Media Lounge and film screenings at Royce Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. for Dance Media Lounge; screening starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Features dance films, preceded by the 5th Annual Dance-A-Long, a free dance lesson.
Find complete information and purchase tickets at the Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival website, or call 310-248-4944.