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Maya Deren - Divine Horsemen

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Maya Deren - Divine Horsemen


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A STUDY IN CHOREOGRAPHY FOR THE CAMERA 1945, silent, b/w, 2:30 mins.
Choreography and dance: Talley Beatty.

RITUAL IN TRANSFIGURED TIME 1945-46, silent, b/w, 16 mins.
With Deren, Rita Christiani, Frank Westbrook, Anaïs Nin.

MEDITATION ON VIOLENCE 1948, b/w, 13 mins. With Ch'ao Li Chi. Chinese flute and Haitian drum arr. Maya Deren.

THE VERY EYE OF NIGHT 1952-55, b/w, 15 mins.
Choreography: Anthony Tudor. With students of Metropolitan Opera Ballet School. Music by Teiji Ito.

Maya Deren, born Eleonora Derenkowska, was a Ukrainian-born American filmmaker and one of the most important American experimental filmmakers and entrepreneurial promoters of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer, writer, and photographer.

"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"In her approach we have the beginnings of a virtually new artform of 'choreocinema' in which the dance and the camera collaborate on the creation of a single work of art." - John Martin, New York Times, 1946

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