Dance in Frame
Saturday, Dec 7 2019
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$25 Register

The class welcomes dancers, performers, video makers, photographers or anyone interested in this process. 



Dance In Frame is a workshop about “why and when” to convey a choreographic idea into a video. What justifies taking dance out of the theater, and into the camera; when does one’s concept ask for the language of video making; what are the tools available in video that would not only facilitate the work, but demand that the work be made specifically for the screen. We also discuss if screen dance is exploring similar concepts of live dance, movement and choreography, or if it is a new conversation.



During the workshop, we suggest a couple of hands-on exercises where students create, individually and in groups, dance for the camera. These exercises explore concepts of framing, camera movement, planes, or deconstruction of space and time.



Part of the class is devoted to looking and commenting on a wide range of video works (from early video art to current video clips) with the intention of expanding the possibilities and practices of screen dance. We also watch some of the exercises, as we go back to the original question of “why make a dance into a video”. In the end, we discuss how the video would be presented, its installation in the space, such as size of screen, projection or on a monitor, one or multiple screens.



The combination of hands-on exercises and analyses of video works, aim to give the students enough “ food for thought”, a glimpse into the process, and inspiration for future works.








chameckilerner is Rosane Chamecki and Andrea Lerner, with a body of work that includes dance performances, video and installation pieces. Their work has been presented in the US by The Kitchen, DTW, The Joyce Theater, Performance Space 122, Central Park SummerStage, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Mass MoCA, Diverseworks, Jacob’s Pillow, American Dance Festival; and has toured throughout Brazil as well as Europe and Central America.


Their video work has been at various film festivals and group shows including The Contemporary Art Festival Sesc-VideoBrasil, Tupi or Not Tupi at Museum Oscar Niemeyer, and Dança em Foco, in Brazil, BLUE PRINT at MOCA Tucson, The Center for Art and Architecture and Transportation Business at Jane Lombard Gallery in NYC, Wexner Center for The Arts in Ohio, WASP in Romania, SOFT POWER-Arte Brasil at Kunsthal KAdE inThe Netherland, The Flint Institute of Arts in Michigan, San Francisco Dance Film Festival; and broadcasted on Channel 13's REEL NEW YORK, Sky TV in the UK, SBS TV in Australia. In 2016, Eskasizer had a 6-week run at THE BOILER- Pierogi Gallery in NYC.


chameckilerner fellowships and grants include the Guggenheim Fellowship, The Foundation forContemporary Arts, NEFA, NYFA, NYSCA, Jerome Foundation, Rockefeller Map Fund. Commissions and residencies include Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, PERFORMA 09, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, EMPAC, Central Park Summerstage, Yaddo.


chameckilerner has taught at Sarah Lawrence, Barnard College, Bennington College, University of Illinois, and Texas Woman’s University. Chameckilerner is a 2019 Artist in Residence at the Rauschenberg Foundation and a Gibney DIP Residency Artist. Their series RESIST, an action, performance and sound installation, has taken place during the Women’s March in Washington, DC, at the Sanctuary during Armory 2017, in the form of an improvised dance piece in collaboration with 6 students from Barnard College in 2019, and in the form of an audio installation during the the 21st Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil, in São Paulo, Brazil.

Still courtesy of chameckilerner, Photography by Theo Stanley
Still courtesy of chameckilerner, Photography by Phil Harder
Still courtesy of chameckilerner, Photography by Frank Stanley