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After a year of quick pivoting from stage to screen, we ask: how can we keep the momentum for Dance Filmmaking in our classrooms?
Zoom in to DEL Dance Film: Next Take! In this 6-hour course, facilitator Andrew Chapman, along with guests - filmmaker Donald C. Shorter and dance film editor Shayla Benoit - will take a deep dive into the compositional structures which make Dance Film an artmaking experience that is here to stay! Participants will learn how to integrate choreographic methods with filmmaking essentials such as story-boarding, subject / camera relationships, and editing.
From rolling to cut, participants will leave this course with the specifics of the Dance Filmmaking process. Join us!
Online programs:An access link will be emailed to you after purchase
In-person programs:Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is Required for all adults and children ages 12+. Proof of vaccination for children ages 5+ is required for certain programs. Learn more.
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Shorter is an interdisciplinary artist with over two decades of professional dance and theater experience. They were a principal dancer with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and have appeared in Broadway national tours such as: La Cage Aux Folles, A Chorus Line, Hairspray and have worked regionally at Theater Under The Stars, The MUNY, and Gateway Playhouse. As a solo artist their works have been performed at the Pompidu Centre, The Provincetown Theater, The Criterion Channel, Bam Cinema, The Houston Contemporary Arts Museum, and The 92nd Street Y.
Research Interests: Gender performance, LGBTQIA inclusion in theater and dance, dance cinema.
Shayla Benoit is a filmmaker, director, choreographer, producer, and actor who loves to create in a variety of mediums.
Shayla is the President and Founder of Shady Theatrics LLC, an innovative film production company that has produced multiple works for The Tony Awards, Clear Channel, New York Fashion Week, The Juilliard School, Paul Taylor Dance Company, The Broadway Collective, Dance Lab New York, and The Miami Dolphins. Additionally, Shayla is the Actors’ Equity Foundation Red Carpet Correspondent for The Tony Awards.
She has appeared at Radio City Music Hall, 54 Below, and in regional theaters across the country. Shayla can also be seen and heard on television, film, and radio. Selected credits include: Smash (NBC), Shine On (Radio City Music Hall), The Marvelous Wonderettes, Kiss Me Kate, A Chorus Line, Hello, Dolly! and she is a Back-Up Vocalist for American Idol's Justin Guarini at venues across the country.
Shayla holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Florida State University.
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