Pentacle and Spectacle present: 
 A screening and discussion with guest artists
Still of Yusha-Marie Sorzano by Mimi Garrard
THURS, DEC 11th, 2014
7:30PM, $5  





Guest Artist, Mimi Garrard will show works in video from 1964 to 2014 spanning her prolific career as a dancer with the legendary Alwin Nikolais, as a choreographer, and later as a video artist. The program features the work of Mimi Garrard, Alwin Nikolais, James Seawright, and Bela Tarr. It includes work created outdoors and in the studio, in color and black and white, from pure movement to theater.




Mimi Garrard studied and danced with Alwin Nikolais  and his colleagues at the Henry Street Playhouse.  He produced her concerts from 1964 to 1971.  In the early 1970's she began touring under the National Endowment Touring Program,  performing  in colleges and universities throughout the United States as well as in South America.  Her last concert for the stage was in 2001 at the Kitchen.  September 11, 2001 she saw the twin towers fall from 155 Wooster Street where she was living at the time.  This was a catalyst for change and she decided to create dance for video.


In 2002, she began to produce half-hour programs for Manhattan Neighborhood Network which gave the incentive to work consistently.  She has created 148 programs to date.  Her video work is also shown in festivals worldwide, and is in museums and galleries.  In the Spring  of  this coming year she is looking forward to a new adventure showing her collaborative work with James Seawright on the dome of the planetarium in Jackson, Mississippi in a biennial program honoring Eudora Welty.  She received a life-time achievement award from the Institute of Arts and Letters in Mississippi. 

About Kinetic Cinema

Kinetic Cinema, is a regular screening series curated by invited guest artists who create evenings of films and videos that have been influential to their own work as artists. When artists are asked to reflect upon how the use of movement in film and media arts has influenced their own art, a plethora of new ideas, material, and avenues of exploration emerge. Kinetic Cinema is dedicated to the recognition and appreciation for "moving" pictures. We have presented these evenings at Collective: Unconscious, Chez Bushwick, Interborough Repertory Theater, University Settlement, Launchpad, Green Space and The Tank in New York City, as well as at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.
For more info on the upcoming Kinetic Cinema season please visit our website.
Pentacle is a non-profit management support organization for the performing arts. For more than 35 years, Pentacle has functioned as a resource and voice for emerging, minority, experimental, non-mainstream dance artists and companies.
Pentacle's underlying mission:  to support and empower artists' organizationally so that they can do what they do best...create works of art.
Mara Greenberg & Felicia Rosenfeld, Directors
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Former Kinetic Cinema curators, Chisa Hidaka and Benjamin Harley present:

"So Close 3D: Dance with Wild Dolphins"
Experience an eye to eye encounter with wild dolphins (and their human dance partners) through 3D cameras.

December 7th, 2014
12 noon and 2pm
SVA Theater

KINETIC CINEMA is made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Additional funding is provided by the generous contributions of individuals to Pentacle's Movement Media Project.

Dept. of Cultural Affairs