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January 25, 2007

Maya Deren


A Study in Choreography for Camera (1945) (with Talley Beatty)

"The movement of the dancer creates a geography that never was. With the turn of the foot, he makes neighbors of distant places. Being a film ritual, it is achieved not in spatial terms alone, but in terms of a Time created by the camera." -- Maya Deren

Click here to read Erin Brannigan's essay on Maya Deren and the history of film utilising choreographic content and form. [via expanded cinema]

Posted by jo at January 25, 2007 09:24 AM