Kicking & Screening Dance Film Series

The Kicking & Screening Dance Film Series is the only year-long, traveling short film festival in New England devoted to showcasing the diversity of contemporary creative voices exploring the medium of choreography for the camera. By taking the festival “on the road” and into non-traditional film venues, such as art galleries, music halls, performing arts theaters, and university classrooms, the Kicking & Screening Dance Film Series seeks to expose the films and filmmakers to new audiences. Every screening is followed by a public Q & A with the curators. All festival artists are invited and encouraged to take part in the conversation. Past venues have included Jamestown Arts Center (RI), Dean College (Franklin, MA), Newport Art Museum (RI), Zeiterion Theatre (New Bedford, MA), and Columbus Theatre (Providence, RI).

The Kicking & Screening Dance Film Series is directed by Ali Kenner Brodsky and Andy Russ.

Kicking & Screening Live—Dance Festival

Kicking & Screening Live is a movement-based performance festival designed to introduce Rhode Island audiences to the latest in contemporary dance. This celebration of contemporary performance brings local and national artists together to share their boundary-pushing creative explorations with a growing Rhode Island dance audience.

Interspersed between the performances are short films of dances made specifically for film. Each evening features different choreographers and films. 

Performances and screenings take place at WaterFire Arts Center’s glorious Main Hall in Providence. Workshops and artist conversations will take place at WaterFire and in local schools.

Kicking & Screening Live is organized by Ali Kenner Brodsky, David Henry, Lila Hurwitz, and Andy Russ.