Dance and film lovers, rejoice! The 52nd Annual Dance on Camera Festival kicks off at Lincoln Center in just a few days

#The 52nd Annual Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center promises to be an exciting four days of screenings and events, with 36 films from around the world.

#The festival, which runs from February 9th through February 12th, features a wide variety of films, from documentaries to experimental films to comedies, and music videos.

#With something for everyone, the festival will showcase dance films from various genres and styles. From romance to environmental concerns, history to futuristic fantasy, and humorous takes on dating, this year's selections shine a spotlight on human connections.

#Many of the films featured at the festival include:

##Romance, directed by Samantha Shay and created in collaboration with an intergenerational ensemble of dancers from Tanztheater Wuppertal, is based on Miranda July's short story "It was Romance" and the real-life experiences of Brazilian-born, transgender company member Naomi Brito. It is stunningly shot on 16mm film in Pina Bausch's rehearsal studio and slips between fictional narrative, documentary, and gut-wrenchingly beautiful dancing.

##Sea Spray / 海之岸/, set in Taiwan, is another highly anticipated film. It is part of the Environmental Expressions program (on February 11 at 11:30 a.m.), along with other films in conversation with the climate crisis. Director Ke is considered Taiwan's first investigative filmmaker focused on the environment, and his dedicated passion runs through the film. It is part nature documentary, part site-specific dance performance. It is visually stunning and thought-provoking.

##Obsessed with Light, directed by Zeva Oelbaum and Sabine Krayenbuhll Saunders, is a documentary about Loïe Fuller, a pioneer of modern dance, theatrical costume, and lighting design. Just a few: Red Hot Chili Peppers, William Kentridge, Taylor Swift, Alexander McQueen, and Shakira.

##Branché follows with a poignant, circus art-inspired exploration of nature and deforestation in Quebec.

#With such a wide variety of films, the Dance on Camera Festival is sure to provide something for everyone to enjoy. Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience the best of the dance film world! Tickets are still available for in-person screenings and online viewing.

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