Moving Body - Moving Image - Barnard at the Museum of the Moving Image. February 15 at 7.30PM
Image: Ayo Janeen Jackson
This program gives voice to social justice themes in the hybrid form of filmmaking, also called ScreenDance. This 2019 program is an encore screening of selected films from the inaugural one-day Moving Body—Moving Image festival last year at Barnard College. The films focuses on the representation of the Moving Brown Body on screen and will be followed by a discussion with program creator and curator Gabri Christa, dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, and assistant professor of professional practice at Barnard College. Selected films (approx. 60 mins.)
Moving Body - Moving Image Festival
The Moving Body–Moving Image Festival gives voice to social and social justice themes in the hybrid form of filmmaking, also called ScreenDance. The 2018 inaugural one-day festival focused on the brown body and its representation on screen through two programs of films, selected student films, roundtable discussions, receptions, and an installation by dancer/visual artist Ayo Janeen Jackson.
The festival's feature conversation was between Oscar-nominated producer Lisa Cortes, known for Precious(2009) and Shadowboxer (2005), and Bessie Award-winning dance critic Eva Yaa Asantewaa.
Moving Body–Moving Image is created and curated by Gabri Christa, assistant professor of professional practice. The 2020 Festival will center around the OTHER Body, a moving body outside the norm of beauty, aging, disabled and otherwise not considered within the norm. Submissions open in the fall of 2019.
The festival was recently mentioned by the Miami New Times, discussing how screendance festivals have been fighting back against toxic masculinity.