The Body as Archive

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The Body as Archive

Description

The Body as Archive is a documentary film based on research into ways the dancer’s body can be regarded as an archive. The research is framed by a few hypotheses, e.g., is the body of a dancer only a repository of forms of usage? A fascinating and focused debate, illustrated with dancers in motion and presenting views from neurologists, choreographers, dancers and archivists in beautifully composed interviews.

The Body as Archive explores the role of dancer in the preservation of collective knowledge, it’s transmission and it’s accessibility.

Friday, October 20 | 4:30 pm

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
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The Body as Archive, San Francisco Dance Film Festival
The Body as Archive
Germany | 2016 | 48:58 | Director: Michael Maurissens
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Additional Credits

Choreographer Allison Brown, Fabrice Mazliah, Jone San Martin, Michael Schumacher, Ildikó Tóth | Lead Dancers Allison Brown, Fabrice Mazliah, Jone San Martin, Michael Schumacher, Ildikó Tóth | Producer CARRÉ BLANC PRODUCTIONS | Director of Photography Alexander Basile | Composer Gregor Schwellenbach | Writer Michael Maurissens, Darko Dragičević | First Assistant Director Darko Dragičević | Editor Alexander Basile


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