NEW YORK – February 2011 – The Dance Films Association Board of Directors President Marta Renzi announced the Jury Prize winners for the 2011 Dance on Camera festival following the Closing Night presentation of DANCING DREAMS at the Walter Reade Theater on Tuesday, February 1. Taking the jury prize for documentary film was Inna Sahakyan’s and Arman Yeritsyan’s THE LAST TIGHTROPE DANCER IN ARMENIA, the jury’s selection for Best Dancefilm went to Rannvá Káradóttir’s BOW, and Anne Linsel’s and Rainer Hoffman’s DANCING DREAMS received a Special Jury Mention.
Renzi relayed the jury’s comments regarding each of the honorees to the enthusiastic audience attending the Closing Night film and celebration. The Dance on Camera Festival 2011 Jury was comprised of David Michalek, Laura Taler, and Tanja Meding. The director of BOW, Rannvá Káradóttir, flew in from her native Faroe Islands to attend Dance on Camera and accepted the Best Dancefilm honor with choreographer/dancer Mei-Yin Ng, who lives in Brooklyn.
JURY PRIZE HONOREES
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
THE LAST TIGHTROPE DANCER IN ARMENIA
SPECIAL JURY MENTION
Following the jury prize winners announcements and screening of Anne Linsel’s & Rainer Hoffman’s DANCING DREAMS (with Linsel in attendance), the Dance on Camera festival concluded with a reception in the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery co-sponsored by New York Women in Film and Television.
Deirdre Towers, Dance Films Association Artistic Director and co-producer of the Dance on Camera festival said, “Our jury prize winners and nominees wonderfully present what Dance on Camera celebrates – the mystery and magic of the moving body.”
“This year’s Dance on Camera Festival provided an unparalleled diversity of content and form, with a special accent on rhythm. From the exuberant portrait of ballerina Claude Bessy to the profoundly moving ancient tradition of THE LAST TIGHTROPE DANCER IN ARMENIA, the enchanting stomping of central Switzerland in BODALA and the fragile charm of teenagers engaged in Pina Bausch’s amazing choreography for DANCING DREAMS, it has been a festival that that has reached out and brought the magic to our screens,” said Joanna Ney, co-producer of the Dance on Camera Festival.