Screendance from Film to Festival

Celebration and Curatorial Practice

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About the Book

Dance and film have shared a dynamic relationship since the advent of cinema—a natural interplay that developed into the genre known as screendance. During Hollywood’s Golden Age, screendance film festivals emerged, celebrating the work of dancers like Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and Shirley Temple in The Little Colonel (1935), the Nicholas Brothers in Stormy Weather (1943), Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelley in Singin’ in the Rain (1952), Rita Moreno in West Side Story (1961), and many more. Charting the history of screendance festivals, this book examines important shifts in practice and theory, distinct festival eras and communities, and the process of selecting and programming works.

About the Author(s)

Cara Hagan is an interdisciplinary artist and scholar whose work is informed by movement, digital space, words, contemplative practice, and community. She is the director and curator for ADF’s Movies by Movers, an annual, international screendance festival under the auspices of the American Dance Festival. Her scholarly and creative works can be found in the International Journal of Screendance and Snapdragon Journal of Art and Healing. She lives in Boone, North Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Cara Hagan
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 30 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6984-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4545-2
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“The author’s broad experience as both a maker and curator informs this important examination of the history and future of screendance festivals.”—Rebecca Salzer, director of the Dancing Digital Project, and associate professor of Dance at the University of Alabama