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Archive Highlights

 Da Contents H2

November 12 2014
Obituary & Archive: Margaret Cameron

The other side of Nightfall: Margaret Cameron & Ian Scott
Virginia Baxter

July 2 2014
Speak Percussion

November 20 2013
Jon Rose

November 20 2012
branch nebula

July 3 2012
liquid architecture (updated)

March 20 2012
clocked out - archive highlight

November 8 2011
the NOW now

May 10 2011
art & disability: new geographies of the body

November 6 2009
dance on screen

October 26 2009

September 21 2009
australian indigenous film

August 21 2009
keith armstrong, media artist

July 17 2009
liquid architecture

June 29 2009
rosie dennis: the truth hurts


dance on screen

Rapt, Dance on Camera Festival 2007 Rapt, Dance on Camera Festival 2007
© the artists
RealTime is a leader in developing critical writing around dance screen in all its various manifestations. Dance Screen is a relatively new term that has replaced others such as videodance, describing a much broader field of practice than the single screen works that established the field through television and dedicated festivals in the 80s. In typical style, choreography has demanded much more of the two-dimensional screen than videodance allowed, forcing a shift to multiple screens and then interactive environments, forging new experimental partnerships with science and emerging technologies.

RealTime has published reviews of individual films and installation exhibitions, coverage of local and overseas festivals, profiles on major new media/science projects in the field, and interviews with leading artists. In so doing, it has helped establish dance screen not only here in Australia, but internationally. As both a writer and curator in this field I appreciate the rigorous discussion RealTime has encouraged on dance screen and the regularity of commissions and comprehensiveness of the coverage. Festivals and related institutions provide links to RealTime on their websites and it has thus become a significant resource for collecting and exchanging information.

More importantly, RealTime has progressed debates on a form that is morphing much more rapidly than often lumbering theoretical discourse. Along with English language critical activity in the 80s in the US and the UK in the 1990s, this archive represents a concerted effort to develop and circulate writing on choreography and the screen, and joins the work of Opensource [videodance] in the UK and Screendance conferences at Duke University in the US in providing a platform from which things can progress.

Major festivals such as the Austrian-based IMZ Dance Screen, Moves in Manchester, Dance on Camera in New York and iDN in Barcelona form the backbone of this archive as these festivals and their committed directors have really advocated for, and framed the parameters of, this slippery interdisciplinary form. Significant space is also given to Australia’s ReelDance Festival with coverage from a broad variety of writers. Also important are interviews with key artists such as UK-based David Hinton and Gina Czarnecki, New Zealander Daniel Belton, and Australians Margie Medlin, Gideon Obarzanek and Sue Healey. These in-depth discussions provide an invaluable resource as case studies for inclusion in teaching and learning about the form.

While the archive includes articles written by experts in this field such as the UK-based artist and curator, Chirstinn Whyte, this body of writing also represents the work of many emerging, local writers who tackle this interdisciplinary relative of dance, providing critical feedback for Australian artists and curators.
Erin Brannigan

reeldance festival

dancefilm: making choices
karen pearlman: 2010 reeldance awards

tears in time
virginia baxter: reeldance installations #04

between space, people & camera
jane mckernan: interview, tracie mitchell, reeldance festival

judging the body-media meld
pauline manley: reeldance festival awards

forsythe, bausch, platel...
martin del amo: contemporary dance on screen

global shorts: music: dance: image
jodie mcneilly

global shorts, this dancing life
jane mckernan

global shorts, the art of moving
ashley syne

reeldance festival awards
pauline manley

reeldance festival: contemporary dance on screen
martin del amo

reel-dancing: the 5th reeldance dance on screen festival

magic dance patterning
keith gallasch: reeldance installations #03

dance cinema, cinematic dance
karen pearlman: 2006 reeldance finalists

installation dancing
mike leggett: reeldance installations #02

reeldance: the dance-cinema hyrid
karen pearlman: reeldance 2004

eyes wide open
virginia baxter: reeldance festival 2002

moves festival, uk

from screen dance to screen based
christinn whyte: moves10, liverpool

screendance 2.0 is with us
chirstinn whyte: moves09, manchester, uk

multiplying screens & means
chirstinn whyte: moves08, manchester, uk

post-dance, everything is choreographic
chirstinn whyte: moves07, manchester, uk

reviews and articles

tanja liedtke: in the accumulation of traces
justine shih pearson: life in movement

dance, animation & other realities
realtime: physical tv, entanglement theory

reframing the dance screen
chirstinn whyte: dance for camera, brighton, uk

investing in dance screen
justine shih pearson: empac and dance on camera, new york

the challenge: teaching dance on screen
erin brannigan: take 7 dance dvd

art on the side of cinema
carl nilsson-polias: eve sussman, melbourne festival

screendance: artform in transition
richard james allen: imz dancescreen & opensource

dance screen treasure chest
keith gallasch: film dance at the sydney opera house

dancing cultural time zones
keith gallasch: sue healey’s as you take your time

dancing at the interface
erin brannigan: iDN, barcelona

crossing the divide
karen pearlman: dance on camera festival, new york

seeing anew
becky edmunds: videodanza festival 2006, buenos aires

down there for thinking
chirstinn whyte: dance on screen festival, london

cutting it
renee newman-storer: wa dance film

a dance of definitions
karen pearlman: screendance, usa

monaco's unwieldy dance fest
erin brannigan


matchbox magic: dance as film
jonathan marshall: daniel belton, nz choreographer & filmmaker

making dance film: influences, cultures, bodies
erin brannigan: interview with dance film director david hinton

after glow
keith gallasch talks with chunky move's gideon obarzanek

dance film: spiritual odyssey
keith gallasch: richard james allen and karen pearlman of thursday’s fiction

music makes the moves
erin brannigan talks with sciart winner margie medlin about quartet

the fine lines of creation
erin brannigan interviews sue healey


karen pearlman: dance film online: a starter survey

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