Pentacle's Movement Media

Pentacle's Movement Media Where dance and film intersect.
Movement Media is a program of Pentacle/DanceWorks, Inc. a nationally recognized not-for-profit management support organization for the performing arts. Established 1976. Mara Greenberg & Felicia Rosenfeld Directors

Pentacle's Movement Media provides services, strategies, and opportunities for dance artists to make dance for the camera, and helps them to use media to promote and enhance their artistic pursuits. The core activities of MM are Kinetic Cinema screenings, Move the Frame blog, dance and media consultations, and production/marketing workshops.

Mission: Through media channels dancers can reach new audiences and sustain and increase support for their work. Any dancer who wants to make a film should be able to access information about film-making techniques, theoretical concepts, and history of the genre and sustain and increase support for their work.

03/06/2015

Aida has arrived from Madrid! After 24hrs of travel, she was shocked to find so much snow in NYC! It is almost summer in Spain! #KineticCinema #ShePoems

Take a workshop in Germaine Acogny Technique with our guest artist from Spain, Aida Colmenero Diaz and the amazing Papa ...
02/27/2015
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Take a workshop in Germaine Acogny Technique with our guest artist from Spain, Aida Colmenero Diaz and the amazing Papa Sy! Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance

01/08/2015

We have a winner of our Movement Media Survey drawing! Thank you Choreographic Sketches for sharing. You will receive a free one hour consultation with our Social Media Marketing guru, Brian McCormick!

12/31/2014
Dance Media/Marketing Survey 2014

Last chance to win a free consultation with social media guru Brian McCormick! Share this survey with 5 friends, and we will put you in the drawing! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BRGNX5L

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12/10/2014
Dance Media/Marketing Survey 2014

Dance/Media makers: Please tell us about how you use media on this short survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BRGNX5L

Share with 5 friends and enter a drawing for a free consultation with social media guru, Brian McCormick!

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Kinetic Cinema Curated by Mimi Garrard December 11 http://conta.cc/1BdSkyr
12/03/2014
Mimi Garrard shows works in video from 1964 to 2014

Kinetic Cinema Curated by Mimi Garrard December 11 http://conta.cc/1BdSkyr

Guest Artist, Mimi Garrard will show works in video from 1964 to 2014 spanning her prolific career as a dancer with the legendary Alwin Nikolais, as a choreographer, and later as a video artist. The program features the work of Mimi Garrard, Alwin Nikolais, James Seawright, and Bela Tarr. It include…

Kinetic Cinema curators, Chisa Hidaka and Benjamin Harley of the Dolphin Dance Project are presenting their 3D dance fil...
11/18/2014
So Close 3D: Dance with Wild Dolphins - TRAILER

Kinetic Cinema curators, Chisa Hidaka and Benjamin Harley of the Dolphin Dance Project are presenting their 3D dance film, "So Close 3D: Dance with Wild Dolphins."

Meet wild dolphins as you've never met them before. 3D films bring you into an unprecedented dance of collaboration between species.

Event trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQIF2-CC854&list=UUQRMsAW5DrCK5778QweIDLA

ONE DAY ONLY: Sunday, December 7, 2014
TWO SHOWS: 12 noon and 2 pm
SVA Theater (333 West 23rd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues, NYC)

Tickets $10 online / $15 at the door / $7 with student ID / FREE for under 16
https://www.artful.ly/store/events/4452

Get tickets: https://www.artful.ly/dolphin-dance-project/store/events/4452 "So Close 3D: Dance with Wild Dolphins" Meet wild dolphins as you've never met the...

Here's a look at our next screening with David Fishel!
11/06/2014
Kinetic Cinema David Fishel Trailer

Here's a look at our next screening with David Fishel!

Pentacle is pleased to have filmmaker and editor David Fishel return to Spectacle to curate another evening of Kinetic Cinema. In his last screening, Fishel ...

05/31/2014
Kinetic Cinema at Beacon Project Space

The first Kinetic Cinema events in Beacon are tomorrow at Beacon Project Space. Learn how to make a great dance video from 11-1 and see amazing films at 2pm!

Pentacle's Kinetic Cinema is a dance film screening and workshop series with acclaimed guest artists. Featuring: May 31st: Gabrielle Lansner June 7th: Victor...

Dance Film lovers everywhere, please help Dance Films Association to make 60 years of dance films accessible to all!
02/10/2014
Dance Films Builds An Archive

Dance Film lovers everywhere, please help Dance Films Association to make 60 years of dance films accessible to all!

An archive that will change the history of dance on film, making nearly 60 years of ground breaking footage accessible.

Check out the gorgeous new film of one of our Kinetic Cinema curators this year, Derrick Belcham! We're so proud to have...
07/31/2013
Listen Up | Violin Meets Modern Dance in a New Video From Arcade Fire's Sarah Neufeld

Check out the gorgeous new film of one of our Kinetic Cinema curators this year, Derrick Belcham! We're so proud to have helped steer him on this path of pairing dance with music video.

The mesmerizing clip, which has its world premiere here, marks the debut of Pressur.es, a filmmaking initiative exploring synergies between progressive music and cutting-edge choreography.

David Fishel Curates Kinetic Cinema June 19!  http://conta.cc/118IxHp
06/12/2013
David Fishel Curates Kinetic Cinema June 19!

David Fishel Curates Kinetic Cinema June 19! http://conta.cc/118IxHp

In his program for Kinetic Cinema, filmmaker David Fishel examines the relationship between editing and choreography (that is to say the similarity of The Editor and The Choreographer) in a likeminded focus on visual rhythm as an avenue toward ideal, pure cinema.  

Kinetic Cinema: Visual Rhythm, Wednesday June 19th http://conta.cc/1b9dXyt
06/06/2013
Kinetic Cinema: Visual Rhythm, Wednesday June 19th

Kinetic Cinema: Visual Rhythm, Wednesday June 19th http://conta.cc/1b9dXyt

In his program for Kinetic Cinema, filmmaker David Fishel examines the relationship between editing and choreography (that is to say the similarity of The Editor and The Choreographer) in a likeminded focus on visual rhythm as an avenue toward ideal, pure cinema.  

HELP DESK® 2013-2014 Cycle 2-DEADLINE EXTENDED http://conta.cc/13rhMfN
05/31/2013
HELP DESK® 2013-2014 Cycle 2-DEADLINE EXTENDED

HELP DESK® 2013-2014 Cycle 2-DEADLINE EXTENDED http://conta.cc/13rhMfN

"By bringing together the most inspired artists and the most experienced mentors, we have an incredible resource of support. The one-on-one exchange with our mentors helps us navigate the complex choices that are a part of being a viable performing arts company today."

Official flyer for next week's Kinetic Cinema! http://conta.cc/10vgnRB
05/02/2013
Kinetic Cinema: The Ballerina and the Bum, Wednesday May 8

Official flyer for next week's Kinetic Cinema! http://conta.cc/10vgnRB

Eleanor Antin, who has worked in film, video, photography, installation, writing and performance since the 1960s, uses fictional characters, autobiography and narrative to invent histories and explore what she calls, "the slippery nature of the self." In her performance-based video works, Antin uses...

04/09/2013

Any suggestions for dance films that feature impulsive journeys, road trips, or crazy ambitions (not attained)?

Kinetic Cinema: Occupy Interior Spaces, April 10 http://conta.cc/Z9aVdK
04/03/2013
Kinetic Cinema: Occupy Interior Spaces, April 10

Kinetic Cinema: Occupy Interior Spaces, April 10 http://conta.cc/Z9aVdK

In a city where artists are priced out to the margins, and coinciding with the beginnings of occupy wall street, I inexplicably gained access to a townhouse on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. I invited 9 artists to to respond, inhabit and document the building, and this is what we made.

Wednesday! The Scientist and the Showgirl at Spectacle http://conta.cc/109wecB
03/18/2013
Wednesday! The Scientist and the Showgirl at Spectacle

Wednesday! The Scientist and the Showgirl at Spectacle http://conta.cc/109wecB

The Scientist and the Showgirl follows the path of a dance filmmaker turning into a pyromaniac sculptor, and the unlikely ways that those things relate to one another. Starting with the challenges of color, light, and camera movement, Kat Green found herself going down a rabbit hole of cause and eff...

03/16/2013

We've added a 10pm screening of Kat Green's "The Scientist and the Show Girl." Come late and stay late! Cheers!

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Pentacle is a not-for-profit management support organization working with lightly institutionalized, small and mid-sized companies and independent choreographers that form the heart of the professional dance community. For almost 40 years, Pentacle has served as a model for arts administration and a major resource, providing essential administrative services and management solutions; and serving the broader community with innovative programs of local and national impact. Pentacle responds and adapts to the ever changing needs of the dance community so that the artists it serves are able to do what they do best...create works of art!

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