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Bettina Hoffmann

Video artist and choreographer in Montreal

Proximity and Distance - Human Bodies in Movement and Stillness

PRESENTED ON DEC 14, 2016
IN TOKYO @ VOL 142

Visual artist Bettina Hoffmann works at the intersection of photography, film, sculpture, contemporary dance and theatre to examine and challenge the underlying mechanisms of social relations, conflicts and communication.

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Dallas Black Dance Theatre

BY ANN WILLIAMS
IN DALLAS

Ann Williams talks about the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, a performance and learning center, walking us through its various programs, and highlighting some of the shows it has hosted. (in English)

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Art is the Science of Play

BY D. SABELLA GRIMES
@ UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2014 ARTISTS ASSEMBLY ON MAR 24, 2015

Artist D. Sabella Grimes is a choreographer, composer, writer and teacher, who delves into the multidimensionality of African cultural practices. In his dance projects he accentuates on the dual nature of human being as man and woman.

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Photographing Dance and Movement

BY RICHARD BATTYE
@ VOL 14 ON MAY 18, 2016

Richard Battye has worked as a photographer in Birmingham for 26 years and has carved a niche photographing dancers. He’ll talk about his technique and his landmark exhibition Still Dancing.


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Dance is the BEST

BY ERIK THURMOND
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Eric Thurmond is often asked what it means to be a dancer...to which he wonders if people understand what dance actually is. At PechaKucha Night NYC, he explains the four elements of dance, with some live demonstrations! 

Erik is a performer from Snellville, Georgia. He has danced all over the world and shown his work in Atlanta, New Orleans, Birmingham, Houston, Detroit and New York City. His work centers around ideas of obsession, control and desire.

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Bodies in Space

BY BETHANIE MARTIN
@ VOL 29 ON SEP 20, 2016

Bethanie Martin attempts to engage the human body in its perception of space. She does this with piñatas in an inflatable ecosystem - which definitely doesn’t sound crazy or anything.

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Ice Dance

BY ORA UZEL
@ VOL 10 ON OCT 26, 2017

Ora Uzel shares how she came to love ice on her winter hikes and how she shares that beauty through her photography.

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Proximity Value

BY JESPER ÅSTRÖM
@ VOL 62 ON MAR 07, 2018

Digital worker Jesper Åström on how distance actually matter when we value things. The same goes for ideas. The further away you are from an idea, the less you need to know to find it interesting.  Perhaps that's why we have such troubles loving the thing which is the closest to us - ourselves.

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Dancing Through the Lens

BY JIM SMITH
@ VOL 45 ON MAY 08, 2018

Jamie delves into the artistry of dance and the dance photographer. Through his images and experiences the audience got a look at the special world and techiniques of the people who document the dancers' and their presorfamces. 

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Flowing Stillness of Bog Bodies

BY LIDIJA VUKOVIC
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2018

The paintings Lidija Vukovic creates are shaped by the idea of Bog bodies, the ancient human remains that have been long preserved and discovered in Bog’s wetlands in Northern Europe, Great Britain and Ireland. She also integrates her experience with three-dimensional artwork. Through her work she seeks to connect the human body and memories, to represent the organic world as emotions still living within grass and branches. These emotions scream to be noticed and never forgotten. Nature shows the short life spans of living beings. But the dynamic existence of every shape connects us to the memory of these beings.