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Amy Greenfield

 

At their retrospective of her films, the Museum of Modern Art wrote, “Amy Greenfield developed a new form of video-dance.” Film critic David Sterritt says in Cineaste Magazine, "Amy Greenfield needs no special pleading to confirm her as today's most important practitioner of experimental film-dance."

 

All of her work is guided by the belief that the body is the greatest metaphor. Greenfield pioneers a fundamental cinematic language of human motion in which “we marvel at and are moved by poignant spectacle of the human body as an instrument capable of transcending its own reality.” - John Gruen, Dance Magazine.

 

Greenfield has directed, produced, edited, and often performed in, more than thirty films, plus holographic moving sculpture; live multimedia and video installations. In 2007 she was honored by the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC in Cine-Dance in America, from Thomas Edison’s 1894 Annabelle to Greenfield’s 2004 Wildfire. Her award-winning short films & videos have also been screened at the Whitney Museum of American Art; American Museum of the Moving Image; Anthology Film Archives; Lincoln Center; National Film Theatre of London; the Kennedy Center and more, and at such international film/video festivals as the Berlin, London,



Amy Greenfield antigone

 

 

 

 

 

Edinburgh, Denver, Dance on Camera, Bologna and Sao Paulo. She has won top prizes at the Houston, Atlanta, Williamsburg and Athens Film Festivals.

 

Her experimental feature, Antigone/Rites of Passion played at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; screened in the 2004 Athens pre-Olympics celebrations; was a prize winner at the American Film Festival, and is taught in colleges across the U.S. Kevin Thomas writes of it in the Los Angeles Times, "Dazzling! Bold! Triumphantly ambitious and successful! An 'Antigone' as if we had never seen it performed in any other form before." 

 

Her live multimedia garnered a New York Times 10 Best in Arts and Entertainment: “Magical! Unforgettable!” - Jennifer Dunning.

 

Amy Greenfield has been honored for her contributions to the arts by the Fulbright Foundation and her alma mater, Harvard University.

About the Performers

Andrea Beeman is a leading Manhattan Middle Eastern dancer/choreographer, performing in New York and abroad, in theaters, museums, cabarets and films -  from Town Hall to her sidewalks; from Rhode Island Symphony to fronting for Ricky Lee Jones’ Ghostyhead tour.  She is also a filmmaker/editor and dedicated teacher of Middle Eastern dance.

 

Bonnie Dunn - “a sassy singer with a smoldering voice”  (New York Times) - has performed her cabaret act internationally. She’s recorded with New Orleans legend, Allen Toussaint, been seen on the History Channel and HBO, and is now the producer and host of the weekly Manhattan neo-vaudeville hit, Le Scandal.

 

 

Francesca, after performing in Greenfield's multimedia show, Raw-Edged Women, taught children in NYC pre-school and nursery schools, originating a method of free dance for children. She then taught autistic children, and is now training to reach her goal: to work with developmentally challenged teenagers

Selene Savarie started writing poetry on the girls' room walls of her public high school. She's now written over 100 poems. She danced in caberets from New york to New Orleans, speaking her poem, Goddesses, as she does in Club Midnight film, Downtown Goddess. She's now writing short stories.

Dennis Hopper is a Hollywood icon who breaks - and makes - the rules. He directed the era-defining film, Easy Rider, and the Venice Film Festival winner, The Last Movie. He is an Academy Award-winning actor, a poet, and not lastly, a photographer who has had major one-man shows at the Hermitage Museum in Russia, in Europe and the U.S.

About the Composers

Einsturzende Neubauten is a leading German avant-garde band - a pioneer of Industrial music, with a world-wide cult following.

 

Marlys Ernst is a prize-winning composer, a video editor and video-maker, with an Emmy Award for her theater video projections.

Philip Glass is arguably the foremost living American composer, composing internationally for opera, concert, dance and film.

 

Lee Hazlewood was singer/composer of such hit songs as "These Boots Are Made For Walkin' " and "Summer Wine". He was known as the poet of pop music.