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Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 17:36:27 -0400 (EDT)
From: Pentacle's Movement Media <>
Subject: UMove Launch Party and Movement Media Fundraiser!

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You are cordially invited to:
The First Annual
Online Videodance Festival Launch Party
and Movement Media Fundraiser!
Sunday, October 4th, 2009
UMOVE Launch Party includes:
Two screenings of groundbreaking new works by Video Artists merging Dance and Media
Amazing DJ's & VJ's offering clean electronic sounds and video mixing
Live Dance performances, drinks, popcorn and more!
watch the festival trailer []
Make Your Reservations for Screening Times - 7:30 or 9:30 showings
Tickets: $40 Donation for Reserved Seating or $5 At the Door-for Last Minute available
Click HERE []
Launch party and dance performances begin at 8:30pm (after 1st Screening of Videodance
Festival winners) and party continues with additional dance performances after the
2nd screening wraps up.  Your donations support this exciting new Screendance movement.
Can't make it? Be there in spirit by giving a tax-deductible contribution []
to Movement Media.
Every amount helps!
The Tank []
354 W. 45th Street
(between 8th & 9th Ave in NYC)

Body of Water by Susan Marshall

Dorsey's Knob (serie Second life) by Foofwa d'Imobilit´┐Ż, photo: Alan Sondheim

Jorge y Valdes by Barbara Benas

Red by Ally Voye

Eye Vanish by Marisa C. Hayes

noOne by Alan Sondheim

Donate now! []

As the First Annual UMove Online Videodance Festival kicks off online [],
join us to celebrate the launch with a live screening and party in New York City.
  Featuring a selection of movement-based videos made specifically for the web, the
program includes innovative animations, 60-second shorts, surprising perspectives
on dance and technology, and low budget wonders made on a shoe string.
The UMove Online Videodance Festival will run for the entire month of October, 2009.
At the festival link ( [])
audiences can view the selected program and browse the complete catalogue of over
50 festival submissions.
Festival co-organizers, Anna Brady Nuse, Marta Renzi, and Kriota Willberg have hand-picked
a premium selection of international video artists for a program that will stimulate,
provoke, and entertain. Come for the screening!  Stay for fascinating multimedia
  performances and absorbing conversation. Drinks (and popcorn) will flow!
Video artists featured in this screening and at UMove online: Susan Marshall, Foofwa
d'Imobilit´┐Ż, Barbara Benas, Daniel Robinson, Ally Voye, Alan Sondheim, Sabine Klaus,
Marisa C. Hayes, Natalya Nikolaeva, Sabrina Mergey, and Kyle Ruddick/Eyestorm Productions.

Movement Media is dedicated to supporting and promoting videodance, a hybrid of
dance and media arts, also known as dance film, or cinedance.  In addition to offering
educational webinars, we also provide services, opportunities, and strategies for
dance artists to make work for the screen.  Core activities of Movement Media are
film screenings, consulting services, workshops, and interactive media publications.
We offer a monthly film screening series, called Kinetic Cinema [],
to explore the intersection of dance and the moving image.  View our website for
  the Fall 09 Kinetic Cinema Film screening schedule.
View dance videos and learn about artists on our blog, Move the Frame [],
which discusses many aspects of videodance and features our upcoming UMOVE Online
Videodance Film Festival []and
previous Videodance contests.  Connect with Movement Media on Facebook []
and Twitter, []
and support us []
in helping dancers engage with media to reach new audiences, grow artistically,
and stay relevant in today's media-rich world.
For more info on Pentacle's Movement Media project, please visit our blog: MovetheFrame
and our website: [].

Dear Alan,
are very excited to announce the launch party of our First Annual
UMove Online
Videodance Festivalon October 4th. This one of a kind event celebrates
the explosion of dance video on the web with a program of twelve
exceptional kinetic videos selected from our online entries.
also an opportunity to show your support for Movement Media as we
embark on our second year of programming and educational efforts to help artists
  continue to merge dance and
media and further their artistic pursuits. We greatly
your participation in celebrating these Festival winners and support for emerging
dance video artists across the globe.
Anna Brady Nuse
Director, Movement Media
Pentacle/DanceWorks, Inc.
212.278.8111 x304

UMove Launch Party is a co-presentation of Pentacle's Movement Media and The Tank.

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