Hyde Park Art Center is excited to welcome Chicago-based artist and film curator Sarah Best in residence from March 4 through March 25, 2012 as she presents Dance Films Kino, a three-week free admission festival celebrating innovative collaborations between movement artists, activists, and filmmakers in Studio 7 of the Art Center.
Kinos, underground, private avant-garde art and film clubs popular in Soviet Russia during the 1920s and 30s, often presented art work and discussion deemed too political, experimental, or artistically challenging for general distribution. Dance Films Kino opens the studio doors to create a salon-style environment evoking these art clubs, showcasing a series of events, film screenings, live performances, and literary readings, with open studio time for extended conversation. A carefully curated, rare selection of dance films will be on view, in 3 groups titled Revolutions and Revelations, Women and Men, and Utopias and Dystopias.
The films will be complemented by over 15 dynamic, free-to-the-public programs and performances. Some of the films will be coming to the Art Center directly from Lincoln Center’s 11th annual Dance on Camera festival and will be their first presentation in Chicago.
Thursday, March 8
Open Studio (10 am – 2 pm)
Revolutions and Revelations Film Program (2-4 pm & 6-8 pm)
At the evening film screening, please join us for a vodka “sipping” event courtesy of Emissary Sipping School.