DANCE on CAMERA FESTIVAL 2021 is being held in-person and virtually on July 16-18, 2021. The 49th edition presented by Dance Films Association and Film at Lincoln Center is the longest running dance film festival in the world. Virtual ticket holders will have five days from when they first open the link to watch films.
As part of Lincoln Center's Restart Stages Program along with NEON, they will be presenting a special preview of Jamila Wignot's Ailey on Monday, July 12 at Damrosch Park (Amsterdam and West 62nd). Co-curator of Dance on Camera Festival, Liz Wolff will moderate a conversation panel after the screening.
Like many in NY who felt the pause of the pandemic, the festival took the time to reflect and archival footage is the nature of this year’s programing.
In a release for the festival:
"We are thrilled to return to in-person programming at Lincoln Center this year," said Liz Wolff, co-curator of the Dance on Camera Festival. "The archival nature of this festival allowed us a unique opportunity to comprehensively reflect on our almost half-decade history. The combined experience of sharing the festival through live screenings and virtual programs to audiences in both New York City and around the world is novel to our history. We look forward to showcasing artists and perspectives from each decade since the festival's inauguration in 1971 while exploring this blended presentation format."
The archival program will spotlight BIPOC stories, dancers, and filmmakers that have been featured in festival runs. 2019 Dance Films Association production grant winner Pontus Lidberg's Written On Water will have its premiere and be the festival's opening night movie.