Dance Films


"In this film, I have attempted to place a dancer in a limitless, cinemato-graphic space. Moreover, he shares, with the camera, a collaborative responsibility for the movements themselves. This is, in other words, a dance which can exist only on films The movement of the dancer creates a geography that never was. With a 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 on A Study in Choreography for the Camera, 1945

A STUDY IN CHOREOGRAPHY FOR THE CAMERA 1945, silent, b/w, 2min30
RITUAL IN TRANSFIGURED TIME 1945-46, silent, b/w, 16min
THE VERY EYE OF NIGHT 1952-55, b/w, 15min