FEATURING GUEST ARTIST
LEADING A MASTER CLASS ON DANCE AND THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE, MARCH 19th
Celia Rowlson-Hall graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts with a BFA in Modern Dance and Choreography. She immediately moved to New York on a fellowship from the Lincoln Center for choreography and also began her career as a professional dancer, earning a prestigious Bessie Award for her performance.
She quickly moved into choreographing for film and television, working with directors such as Gaspar Noe and Lena Dunham. She has also choreographed VMA award winning music videos for bands such as MGMT, Chromeo, and Sleigh Bells.
Bringing her experience of choreography and performance to the screen, over the past few years Celia has written and directed over fifty short films and videos. These videos have garnered several awards including an Emmy nomination and have been screened at festivals such as SXSW, SFIFF, Rooftop Films, Glasgow, French and German television, and art fairs such as the Armory Show, Performa, and the New Museum. http://www.celiarowlsonhall.com
Choreographer of the moment. - Vogue
Brilliant. - New York Times
Remarkable and beautiful. - Village Voice
She radiates a fresh and distinctly female voice in film, with a touch of throwback faithfulness to the classic Hollywood greats. - Huffington Post
Rowlson-Hall’s scenes pulse with complex emotions, invoking anger and pathos at the same time. She accomplishes in a moment what takes feminist theory libraries of text to communicate. - Hammer to Nail
Her films seduce and manage to transform the custom into the uncanny. - The Wild Magazine
Maya Deren by way of Baywatch. - Film School Rejects
What Celia Rowlson-Hall has done to-date is already seductive and uncanny in the extreme. - Nick Pinkerton, Art Forum
The mission of In/Motion, the only Chicago dance film festival of its kind, is to celebrate dance performance within digital media platforms by encouraging artists to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and by fostering innovation in the presentation of movement-based artworks. This film festival has a specific interest in featuring work with an emphasis on social justice and that utilizes interactive/innovative media, although it is not a requirement to submit. In/Motion connects Chicago's vibrant dance and film communities with national and international artists through workshops, live performances, digital/interactive media installations, short and feature dance film screenings, and networking events with audiences and other dance film artists.
2017 FESTIVAL EVENTS
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- 7:00 pm Mundelein Auditorium: As part of its mission to promote social justice, In/Motion supports the Loyola Climate Change Conference. Keynote Address - Mary Robinson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on El Niño and Climate, President of Mary Robinson Foundation: Climate Justice; and the recipient of the US Medal of Freedom by President Obama. Please register here.
11:15 am Mundelein Auditorium: Live Dance Performance by LUC Dance Theatre. Celebrating the connections between art and science at Loyola's annual Climate Change Conference. (Free!)
7:00 pm-9:00 pm Damen Cinema: Juried Screening and Award Ceremony (ticketed event)
9:00 pm-12:00 am Ireland's Bar: In/Motion Juried Screening After Party (cash bar)
- 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Mundelein Rm 409: In/Motion presents Physically Integrated Dance Practices.
- 1:30-4:30 pm Mundelein Rm 409: Dance Filmmaking 101 Master Class.
- 5:00-8:00 pm Damen Cinema: Screening of feature-length film MA and talkback with Celia Rowlson-Hall regarding the female body as a storytelling vehicle.
- 10:00 am-1:00 pm Mundelein 409/Palm Court: Master class / Workshop with Celia-Rowlsonhall
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
LOYOLA UNIversity of CHICAGO's
DEPARTMENT OF FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS AND SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION