A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

Dance Camera West's Film Festival runs June 11 and 16-18.

Dance Camera West’s 15th Annual Dance Media Film Festival explores dance through film and live performance. Taking place at MOCA, UCLA’s Royce Hall and UCLA’s Fowler Museum June 11 and 16-18, this multi-disciplinary festival will showcase many forms of dance including modern, postmodern, world, tap, Dance Theater, ballet, hip-hop and practically all dance that has been captured on film in a way that is of quality and essential value.

This year’s festival highlights include live dance performances, special programming, the 3rd Annual CalArts Emerging Artists Competition and the 5th Annual Dance Along. Film categories include screen dance, short films, feature length, documentary, animation and interactive dance media. Over 35 films will be screened over the course of the Festival connecting diverse cultures and environments through the exploration of dance. For a full schedule of events, visit https://www.dancecamerawest.org/schedule.htm.

Culture Spot LA readers can win a pair of tickets to the Saturday, June 18, evening program (see below). Email editor@culturespotla.com with Dance Camera West in the subject line.

Saturday, June 18 (evening)

UCLA’s Royce Hall, Westwood, 7:30 p.m.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for Dance Media Lounge. Screenings begin at 7:30 p.m.

For Two/Deconstructed: A Conversation with Melissa Barak – Jeannette Godoy, USA, 7:34; An intimate look at the relationship between a choreographer and her dancers during the rehearsal process.

Horizontes – Eileen Hofer, Cuba, 2015, 71:00; Three generations of classical ballet dancers in Cuba dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to the demanding routine their discipline requires.

CalArts Emerging Artist Awards/Screenings

DCW Awards Presentation

5th Annual Dance-A-Long, Free, Xanadu

Bring your dancing shoes, friends. and family for a fun dance lesson before the screening.

For more information and tickets: www.dancecamerawest.org.

Photo information:

hold (STILL) – Jenny Stulberg, USA, 2015, 6:56; First dance-film in the collection “Still Life Dances,” a series of movement studies based on still life paintings from the de Young Museum in San Francisco.