Iowa International ScreenDance Festival 2017
Part of the 11th Iowa Dance Festival at Film Scene
on April 29th, 12:00 pm and April 30th, 12:00 pm
Keynote Speaker, Ellen Bromberg
will present at the April 29th screening
ScreenDance: A genre of dance made exclusively for the camera, in which dance/movement is the central theme of the story, becoming the primary expressive element in the work. This screening is a platform for dance films of many styles, genres or techniques that highlight and encourage the dialogue and blending of dance and film. The Iowa International ScreenDance Festival provides a platform for ScreenDance creators to explore the dynamic possibilities of movement created specifically for camera/screen. Prior to the festival, all ScreenDance submissions will be reviewed and curated by a panel of filmmakers and choreographers.
The audience will have the opportunity to view 12 short films and engage with several of the ScreenDance creators via SKYPE. In addition, at the April 29th screening, Ellen Bromberg, ScreenDance pioneer, will discuss ScreenDance and its impact on the field of dance.
ScreenDance, presented at FilmScene, is founded and directed by Associate Professor Eloy Barragán of the University of Iowa Department of Dance, with co-director Nora Garda. It is part of the 11th annual Iowa Dance Festival, celebrating National Dance Week.
Ellen Bromberg is a choreographer, filmmaker, media designer, curator and educator. A former dancer and choreographer with Utah’s Repertory Dance Theater, she has received numerous awards for her work including a Guggenheim Fellowship, three Bay Area Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, a Bonnie Bird American Choreographer Award, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the George Soros Foundation, among others. She has also been honored with a Pew NationalDance/Media Fellowship, a UC Berkeley Townsend Humanities Fellowship, and two UC Davis Granada Artist-in-Residence Awards. Ellen’s screen works have been presented on public television stations, online channels, and at numerous national and internationaldance film festivals including Lincoln Center’s Dance on Camera Festival, Cinedans Amsterdam, VideoDanza, Buenos Aires, and Dance Camera West, Los Angeles, to name a few. Recent work focuses on the integration of media in performance and she has designed video for stage and installations in her own work and in collaboration with other choreographers including Della Davidson, Zvi Gotheiner, Pat Graney, Deborah Hay, Stephen Koester, Victoria Marks, Douglas Rosenberg, Doug Varone among others. Ellen is a recipient of a 2012 Distinguished Innovation and Impact Award and is the founding director of the University of Utah International Screendance Festival, which began in 1999. Ellen has also designed the first Graduate Certificate in Screendance, in collaboration with the Department of Film and Media Arts, which is now in its seventh year.