[csaa-forum] Free Public Lecture: Adrian Martin

Ryan Johnston johr at unimelb.edu.au
Wed Oct 25 13:22:28 CST 2006

Free Public Lecture:

Adrian Martin
Wood Lecture Theatre
Economics and Commerce Building, University of Melbourne.
5pm, 10 November 2006

‘Cinema Invents Ways of Dancing’
'How do you dance, Sandman?' That pointed question from Francis 
Coppola's THE COTTON CLUB (1984) cues us into the many forms and 
meanings that dancing has in cinema, once it is liberated from the 
strict confines of the conventional musical. Dance as social action, as 
strategy or resistance... cinema is always inventing ways of dancing, 
often in the least likely contexts. Taking its cue from writers 
including Serge Daney, this presentation will present (with clips) a 
range of cinematic dance-inventions, from Godard and Akerman to KING OF 

Adrian Martin is Senior Research Fellow, Monash University Film and 
Television and the author of Raul Ruiz: Sublimes Obsesiones (Altamira, 
2004), The Mad Max Movies (Currency, 2003), Once Upon a Time in America 
(BFI, 1998) and Phantasms (Penguin, 1994), as well as the Co-Editor of 
Rouge (www.rouge.com.au).

This lecture will be delivered to close FLUX,  a conference to be held 
at the University of Melbourne on the 9th and 10th of November 2006, 
and will be followed by a free BBQ.  All welcome.
For more details see: www.ahcca.unimelb.edu.au/flux
Or email: ahccapgrads at gmail.com
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