Maya Deren: Dance Films

Maya Deren

Maya Deren, Talley Beatty, Rita Christiani, Frank Westbrook, Anaïs Nin, Ch'ao Li Chi, Anthony Tudor, Teiji Ito


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DVD with four short dance films by Maya Deren

In her approach we have the beginnings of a virtually new artform of ‘choreocinema’ in which the dance and the camera collaborate on the creation of a single work of art. —John Martin, New York Times, 1946

Experimental Cinema [dvd]
In this film, I have attempted to place a dancer in a limitless, cinemato-graphic space. Moreover, he shares, with the camera, a collaborative responsibility for the movements themselves. This is, in other words, a dance which can exist only on films The movement of the dancer creates a geography that never was. With a turn of the foot, he makes neighbors of distant places. Being a film ritual, it is achieved not in spatial terms alone, but in terms of a time created by the camera. —Maya Deren on A Study in Choreography for the Camera


A Study in Choreography for the Camera, 1945, silent, b/w, 2min30
Ritual in Transfiguresd Time, 1945-46, silent, b/w, 16min
Meditation on Violence, 1948, b/w, 13min
The Very Eye of Night, 1952-55, b/w, 15min
47 minutes, B&W
DVD5 PAL All regions, black and white, sound
(Original format: 16mm)
Re:voir, Publication: 2008
EAN 3493551100157