In Motion: A Panel Discussion about Dance on Film

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Thursday, August 19, 2021
6 PM

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Over the course of her career, Elsa Rady — whose mother danced for the Martha Graham Dance Company — broke from the production of traditional, static vessels to explore dynamic, non-functional sculptural forms inspired by Art Deco architecture and the swirling dresses of dancers. Currently on display in The Edge of Elegance: Porcelains by Elsa Rady, the artists characteristic “wings” imbue her forms with a sense of exhilarating motion, torque, and weightlessness - as if they were dancers suspended mid-pirouette. As feminist art critic John Perrault once noted Rady’s ceramics seem “poised for further flight.”

Tapping into the connection between Rady’s exquisite forms and the imagery of dance, this interactive discussion celebrates the multimodal nature of dance on film. Amy Seiwert, founder of San Francisco contemporary ballet company Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, filmmaker Adam Dillon, and dance artist, choreographer, and educator Bernard Brown take the virtual stage to discuss creating new works, share snippets of recent film projects, and expound upon the ways in which they move seamlessly across a variety of artistic media.

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Image: Elsa Rady (American, 1943–2011), YK1BVPID (detail) 1985. Glazed porcelain, 7 x 11 (diam.) in. Crocker Art Museum, gift of Jane Rady Lynes, 2018.35.28.

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In Motion: A Panel Discussion About Dance on Film

Tapping into the connection between Rady’s exquisite forms and the imagery of dance, this interactive discussion celebrates the multimodal nature of dance on film.

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