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Perceptual Rift: Looking and Listening in Dance Cinema
Velocity Dance Center
Seattle , WA
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Saturday Aug 17, 2013 10:00 AM - Sunday Aug 18, 2013 2:00 PM | $25.00 - $110.00


Perceptual Rift: Looking and Listening in Dance Cinema
Perceptual Rift is a special one-time workshop that filmmaker Adam Sekuler and Choreographer Shannon Stewart will be holding in August.  We will share some of our key creative practices by making a film or films together as a group over the course of two days. It will take place both at Velocity Dance Center and at the Northwest Film Forum.  

The goal of this course is to heighten your perception of place while working in two mediums, cinema and dance. It is geared towards both filmmakers and dancers, or artists interested in exploring this observational practice.

Saturday & Sunday Aug 17-18 | 10am-2pm
Locations: Velocity Dance Center & Northwest Film Forum
Fee: $125 (
Early Bird Registrations by Aug 10 for $85)
Register Here:
more info: shannonkstewart(at)

More description:
The ideas that form our practice is similar to a perceptual rift, which the artist Vik Muniz has described as what occurs when two "seemingly contentious media," such as photography and drawing, are blended in such a way that the perceiver feels vision itself."

In these moments  the media we're working with transform from our individual media (dance and cinema) and become  the physical placeand the perceiver's moment in that place. The rift that is c reated is actually a new space, opened up, a crack in our hardened, accustomed ways of seeing,
into which the new experience flows.

The workshop is an offering of tools that might help you open up that rift in your practice;  cinematic, choreographic or otherwise, allowing you to expand how you participate with these mediums, and use them to further your own senses.

More specifically it will include working with observational scores, movement scores, discussions of framing and edits, practice in making short films and editing them.  Bring your recording devices; audio, video, written. If you don't have one we can pair you with someone who does.



Velocity Dance Center
1621 12th Ave
Seattle , WA 98122
United States

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Arts > Dance
Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 16
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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