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Duration: 85 min. Films Include: Dance In the Sun (1953) Bridges-Go-Round (1958) A Scary Time (1960) Savage / Love (1981) Tongues (1982) Dance In the Sun 1953/ 6' , color, sound directed and edited by Shirley Clarke Choreographed and performed by Daniel Nagrin Music: Ralph Gilbert Production: Gryphon films Drawing from her training as a dancer, Dance In the Sun, Shirley Clarke's first film, is perhaps closest in form to her previous medium of expression. It already displays themes which were to be elaborated on in her later works, and as Clarke explained in an interview with Lauren Rabinovitz, "All these kind of things I discovered about the choreography of editing and the choreography of space/time came from making that very first film". In dance in the sun, produced with dancer/choreographer Daniel Nagrin, Clarke cuts between scenes of the same dance, shot in the studio and on the beach, creating a rhythmic pattern that accelerates at film's climax.
William Forsythe (b. 1949) Back to Dance with Camera in UbuWeb Film Solo (1997) 1997, 6:52, b&w, sound Choreography/Performance: William Forsythe; Music: Thom Willems, in collaboration with Maxime Franke; Director: Thomas Lovell Balogh; Camera: Jess Hall, Courtesy of The Forsythe Company Shot in black-and-white, Solo features an electric solo performance by choreographer William Forsythe, beginning with a close-up on the balletic movements of his feet, scanning up his frame, and then finally zooming out to capture his frenetic movements across a starkly lit stage. The dance is accompanied by an atonal violin composition by Thom Willems and occasional directions from an off-camera male voice, both of which contribute to the film's gloomy, paranoid atmosphere.