Daniel Mollner // Show: Project 52: A Year of Dance for Film
"Project 52" is Daniel Mollner's year-long dance/film project in 2012. Creating an original 3-5 minute video every week for a year, Daniel has embarked on an artistic and creative marathon. Hundreds of artists, dancers, and technicians are collaborating with Daniel to produce 52 short films in 52 consecutive weeks! This screening will feature all of the films from the second quarter of the project plus outtakes, interviews, and a few bloopers that will not be seen anywhere else.
Metro Santa Cruz newspaper reviewed the local premiere of the first quarter's films as follows: "Dancer and filmmaker Daniel Mollner is engaged in a year-long creative marathon (Project 52) which has resulted so far in 13 films that cover a lot of aesthetic and emotional territory. "I Dance--Week 2" is a potent manifesto and "The Person--Week 8" is a deeply personal statement. Other pieces are by turns funny, edgy or thought-provoking. Audiences who loved "Pina" won't want to miss this!"
Daniel writes about the project, "Dance and Film. My two biggest creative passions. Although I've been dancing and performing for years, I never really had the courage to call myself a dancer. That's changed recently...thankfully. I am FULLY stepping into that identity with this project! I also have been making films since graduating California Institute of the Arts in 1987. But that too has been something I have not fully embraced until the last few years. My short dance film "What If" won the grand prize at the 2009 Freiburg Festival. Since then I have been absolutely on fire about combining film and dance."
*Suitable For Children
Louden Nelson Auditorium (View)
301 Center St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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