Dance Films Kino
ki·no : [kee-noh] noun. Underground, private avant garde art and film clubs popular in Europe, particularly Russia in the 1920′s and 1930′s. Kinos often featured work that was censored for political reasons, or which was too experimental for general distribution.
Dance Films Kino, a three-week festival of film and live performance at Hyde Park Art Center, presents 30 free admission events in 20 days, showcasing the work of 45 filmmakers from emerging to established, and over 25 artists, writers, musicians, theater and dance makers, March 4-25, 2012.
Chicago-based artist and film curator Sarah Best opens the studio doors as an artist in residence at the Art Center to create a salon-style environment evoking the kinos or private avant garde art clubs of the 1920s in Soviet Russia. Films celebrating innovative collaborations between dance artists and filmmakers, are programmed around the themes Revolutions and Revelations, Women and Men, and Utopias and Dystopias. Through this festival, Best activates the studio space, cultivating an experience of movie-watching and art-viewing that emphasizes community and celebration.
The festival is co-presented by Links Hall and Hyde Park Art Center with all screenings, events, and performances happening at Hyde Park Art Center. Dance Films Kino is a Touring Partner of the Dance Films Association. Dance Films Association’s annual Dance On Camera Festival is co-sponsored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Calendar of Events, March 4 – 25
- Revolutions and Revelations Film Screenings (March 4 – 10)
- Women and Men Film Screenings (March 11 – 17)
- Utopias and Dystopias Film Screenings (March 17 – 25)
- Live Performances and Talks (March 4 – 25)
- View a Complete Calendar of Dance Films Kino Events, listed by date.
Plan Your Visit
- Get Parking and Public Transit Directions to Hyde Park Art Center.
- Read the Manifesto of The Dance Films Kinoist.
- See the design of the Kino space as it shapes up on Pinterest.
- Get up-to-the-minute updates on Facebook.
Make a Donation Online
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Calls for Work
- Artists and Writers: view the call for work our Dance Films Kino Artifacts series here.
- Choreographers and Dance Artists: view the call for work for film excerpts and works in progress for a Dance Films Slam, hosted by Liana C. Percoco. Download the submission form here.
- Sarah Best | Interview, Zachary Whittenburg, Time Out Chicago’s Unscripted Blog, Feb 27, 2012
- Editor Pick: Dance Films Kino, Flavorpill, March 2012
- Artist Story: Sarah Best, Chicago Artists Resource, February 2011.
- Screen Dances Marries Film and Dance, Christy LeMaster, 848, WBEZ 91.5 FM (Audio)
- Last Minute Plans: Man With a Movie Camera, Chuck Sudo, Chicagoist, March 2011
- Composer Dan Schaaf’s silent cinema musical has landed at Links Hall, Deanna Isaacs, Chicago Reader, March 2011
- Man With a Movie Camera: Best Bets for Thursday, Time Out Chicago Out & About Blog, March 2011
- Man With a Movie Camera: Critic’s Pick in Time Out Chicago Dance (March 2011)
- Man With a Movie Camera: Critic’s Pick in Time Out Chicago Film (March 2011)
- Man With a Movie Camera: Reader Recommended (March 2011)
- Lucy Cash screening, Five Things to Do on Tuesday, Time Out Chicago’s Out & About Blog (February 2011)
- Dance Film Screening and Talk: Lucy Cash: Critic’s Pick, Time Out Chicago Dance (February 2011)
Dance Films Kino Collaborators
I would like to thank my a few of my artistic collaborators for their contributions to the festival:
- Stephanie Acosta, Artistic Director of the Anatomy Collective, Dance Films Kino artistic collaborator
- Logo and Graphic Design by Jon Damaschke
- NoOneIsAnywhere, Sound installation design
- Liana C. Percoco, Dance Films Slam coordinator
- Andy Best, Dance Films Kino Artifacts Series coordinator
- The Open Space Project, contributors and kindred curatorial spirits
With Many Thanks To Our Donors and Supporters
Liz Liebman, Ginger Farley, Howard & Debbie Best, Alison Peters Quinn, Kate Lorenz, Roell Schmidt, Megha Ralapati, Brook Rossini, Chris Hammes, Crystal Pernell, Heather Hartley & Phil Reynolds, Ruth Fuerst & James Block, Bob Garrett & Nadine Lollino, Mark Jeffery & Judd Morrissey, Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique, Emissary Chicago, Sparrow, Intelligentsia, Metropolis Coffee Company, Lifeline Theatre, POETRY Magazine, Rachel Damon / Synapse Arts Collective, Crossroads Fund, Baconfest Chicago, Momentum Massage Arts, Early to Bed, Clarion New Media, Gapers Block, Threadless, Raquel L. Monroe, Matt Vanderzalm, Kathleen Duffy, Jack McLarnan, Eileen, Lara Oppenheimer, Emlyn Bean, Aurora Tabar, Eric Rogers, Amanda Keeler, Asha Veal Brisebois, Peter Tsai, Sharyne Tu, Barbara Koenen, Matt Llwellen, Deb Vitous, Anne Holub, Mike Orlove, Emily Long, Brock Rumer, Amy Ornée, Valerie Bajorat, Eric Brasure and Richard Goodness, Renee Besel, Eugene Kim, Chester J. Smith, Chantal Sudbrack, Nathan Mason, Ira S. Murfin, Sheila O’Donnell, Justin Kazmark, Charles Adler, Justin Bitner and Tricia Hendricks, Bathsheba Nemerovski, Justin P. Miller, Craig Woythaler, Stephanie Keller, Kim Diorio, Alison Anderson Holland, Marcus Sitonio, Anneliese DeDiemar, Tim Jones-Yelvington, Lacey Capps, Rose DiPietro, Kelly, Barbara Whitney, Jenny, Liana C. Percoco, Rachel Wallis, Lucy Cash, Irina Botea, CJ Mitchell, Mairead Case, Matti Allison, Jennifer Thornton, Mark Wilson, Andrew Best, Albra Wheeler, Hyde Park Art Center volunteers, David Emanuel, Irene Hodes, Dan Schaaf, Todd Lillethun, Tim Frick, Nate Brandt, Daniele Wilmouth, Andrew Roddewig, Maggy Fouche, Lane Alexander, and Jan Bartoszek.