Austin Dance Festival’s ‘Dance on Film’ goes outside


Part of the Austin Dance Festival, the curated series ‘Dance on Film’ was supposed to be presented inside a theater in April, along with the rest of festival.

And while the entire festival was cancelled, organizers saved ‘Dance on Film’ and will now present it Nov. 6 outside, at Pioneer Farms, a living history site in Northeast Austin.

The hour-long collection of short international dance films will be screened on Rocket Cinema’s enormous 40-foot screen with socially-distanced seating in the Moody Meadow. And yes, there are live longhorn cattle in the field next door.

Dance choreographed and created specifically for film is an important segment of the international contemporary dance landscape.

On Nov. 6, doors open at 6 p.m. and at 6:15 p.m. pop-up live dance performances start throughout Pioneer Farm’s 19th-century Texas town square. The film program starts at 7 p.m.

Austin Dance Festival is produced by Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company. Recently, KDH Dance created a socially distant dancework to be performed pop-up style on the Lady Bird Lake. However, the city shut the production down before it happened. Read about how the shows happened in a fashion anyway.

For all the protocols of the ‘Dance on Film’ event see:

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