Allan Kaprow first coined the term happening in the Spring of 1957 at an art picnic at George Segal's farm to describe the art pieces that were going on. Happening first appeared in print in the Winter 1959 issue of the... [more]

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FILM, International Film, Documentary Film, Experimental Film, PERFORMING ARTS, Modern and Contemporary Dance, Postmodern Dance, Athleticism, Pure Movement, Body Politic/Identity Dance, Pedestrian Movement, Contact Improvisation, Happenings, Site-Specific, lush, intimate, in-your-face, self-reflection, power, dramatic, beautiful , complex
I was able to attend two films as part of the New York City Dance on Camera Festival last week at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center. Two nights, two documentaries on contemporary dance, two very different, yet equally effective, approaches to the genre. [above: "Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde!," Dave St. Pierre] The first, "Urban Ballet" (Brigitte Kramer and Jorg Jashel), was quite beautiful and was shot in Germany at the Tanz im August Berlin International Dance Festival. Perfectly edited with just the right amount of footage from interviews with the artists, the film focused on these artists works - whether it was in the streets, a train station, a warehouse studio, a lawn or the stage

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    a video montage of vogue ballroom legend leyomi mizrahi, of the house of mizrahi, and her signature hair flips, suicide dips, and tornado spins. houses/teams face-off in contract-free battles for cash prizes, respect, and status. leyomi is one of the most celebrated vog ...
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