Mar 2

Dancing with Devices | Filming the Moving Body

12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Online
Dancing with Devices | Filming the Moving Body

An intimate chat with cari ann shim sham on her personal strategies and special tips to approaching the dance with the device and how best to film the moving body. Together we will have a conversation about how best to move cameras, move bodies, ultimately to move minds.

*Open to all students currently enrolled in an SMC dance course. Contact Vanessa Van Wormer at for questions

Co-sponsored by the SMC Dance Department and the Broad Stage.

Facilitator: Cari Ann Shim Sham

cari ann shim sham* is a wild artist working at the intersections of dance & technology. she makes still & moving images, movement, sound, experiential interactive spaces & street art stickers. she is an edible mushroom hunter, a firm believer in science, a constant practitioner of unconditional friendliness, a dedicated proponent of anti-racism, a critic of silicon valley, a ritual worshiper of nature, a fervent feminist, an active artivist, a daily yoga & meditation junkie, and an emphatic lover of animals.

she is actively engaged in the disruption of negatively addictive crowdsourced platforms that expect user generated creative content for free in a scheme to sell advertising to manipulate & influence its users. as a curator she creates spaces that cultivate new ideas for sustainable arts practices. with a curation practice over a decade deep, her commitment offers free submission and innovative programming for new artists with a focus on dance film, vr, ar, xr, and interactive installation. she is an associate arts professor of dance & technology at nyu tisch school of the arts.

Dance for Camera Week

Join the SMC Dance Department and The Broad Stage for an immersive week of workshops exploring dance for the camera. This week focuses on creating choreography for the camera, providing an overview of the history and practice of dance film, and introduction to cutting edge dance filmmakers and festivals. 

  • Sunday, February 28, 7 p.m.: Screening, Dance Camera West 2021 Festival (available for one week)
  • Monday, March 1, 1-3 p.m.: screendance workshop | part 1
  • Tuesday, March 2, 12:30-2 p.m.: dancing with devices | filming the moving body
  • Wednesday, March 3, 1-3 p.m.: screendance workshop | part 2
  • Thursday, March 4, 12:30-2 p.m.: dance & technology | designing for interaction with technology