Dance Journal

Rental Format(s): 16mm film

This film is a record of the University of Utah Performing Dance Company's tour of England and Scotland. Loa Mangelson, the company director, anchors the film by reading from her private journal after the tour was completed. Since the company danced in almost every conceivable location (ocean beaches, old castles, tiny gymnasiums) on the trip, it was impossible to maintain strict continuity. I approached the filming and the editing recalling Maya Deren's earlier work on cine dance. The best parts are the individual dances juxtaposed from one landscape and location to another without breaks in moving continuity - real cinematic choreography!

Award: Second Prize, Dance on Camera Film Festival, NY

Exhibition: USA Film Festival, 1984

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