[csaa-forum] Free Public Lecture: Adrian Martin
johr at unimelb.edu.au
Wed Oct 25 13:22:28 CST 2006
Free Public Lecture:
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
NEW YORK and PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE.
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
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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