Dance Videos

50 YEARS, DANCING WITH ROBOTS, a humorous video art work of robots dancing with a ballerina. Chronicling the development of robots worldwide, the video shows robots designed to walk over boulders on the moon, and a self-propelled automobile [Carnegie Mellon Institute], a robot playing ping-pong [Bell Labs], a robot turning somersaults [MIT], and a swinging-through the-trees monkey robot [University of Nagoya, Japan]

--premiere screening: part of Dance On Camera Festival remains in permanent collection,
of the Jerome Robbins Archives Dance Collection, Lincoln Center, New York City
--The ADG Film Fest, New York City
--Kalani Honua, Hawaii
--Film Festival, University of Hawaii at Hilo
--College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
--Fast Motions in Biomechanics and Robotics, International Scientific Forum, Germany
--Kinderuniverrsitaet, University of Heidelberg, Germany


FLOWING LIGHT
, a dance video with photographs by Jerry Uelsmann, sound score includes ancient and contemporary pieces played on the Australian didjeridoo.
--premiere: Festival 2000, New York City.
--XIV International Festival of Modern Choreography, Vitebsk, Belarus
--VI International Dance Theatre Festival, Poland
--5th Anniversary Celebration Kannon Dance Centre, St. Petersburg, Russia
--Polish Dance Theatre, Poznan, Poland
--National Conservatory of Dance, Lodz, Poland
--Contemporary Art Center of Virgina, Virginia Beach
--The Playhouse, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy
--The Maureen Stapleton Theatre, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy
--National TV Broadcast, Belarus

                                          "Ravishing phantasms"
                                                                ...The Village Voice, New York City

HADASSAH, A TRIBUTE
, video commissioned for the Exhibit on Hadassah, Dance Collection, Lincoln Center, New York City; remains in the permanent collection

NEW YORK POST WAVE
, a video art piece of the dance/theatre work in collaboration with poet, Allen Ginsberg, and composer and pianist, Borah Bergman, playing live; with set by Marilynn Danitz.
--premiere: 3-Of-A-Kind, New York City
--2-week New York City run, 3-Of-A-Kind
--Award: Meet The Composer grant
--Award: Outstanding Dance Theatre Work Of The Year
--Television broadcast, Dance Brew, New York City
--Award: Real Art Ways National Residency, funded by The National Endowment for the Arts
--Award: Features International grant

THE BIRTH OF THE SINU
, video work with Michelle Ceballos, Prima Ballerina, The National Ballet of Colombia, S. America and Nukri Magalashvili, member, The Bolshoi Ballet, Leningrad, USSR and Principal, The Tbilisi Ballet, USSR, music composed on ancient American Indian instruments and played by the Yaki Kandru; commissioned by The National Ballet of Colombia, S. America.
--National TV Broadcast, Bulgaria

THERE IS NO LONG HUMAN LIFE
, with music composed by Charles Compo, and set by Marilynn Danitz.
--broadcast: NATIONAL BROADCASTING VENEZUELA, South America
--broadcast: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COLOMBIA, South America


LIMBO
, video art piece of dance that uses movement designs from Picasso's "Blue Period" and The Voo Doo Rituals, with music composed by Charles Compo.
--Special Screening The Central Ballet, Beijing, People's Republic of China
--screening at various universities throughout Taiwan, danced by Win Mei
--screening at V International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu

Charles Allcroft