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Dance Camera West will be hosting the screening of two of The Holy Body Tattoo’s films at the Los Angeles Center For Digital Art this Thursday, April 13th at 6 – 9 PM.

Here’s the schedule.

Both films are directed by William Morrison. Full details below.

P.S. Don’t forget about The Holy Body Tattoo’s performance of ‘monumental’ at UCLA’s Royce Hall on the 21st and 22nd.

Kiped right from their press release (Plagiarize? That’s why god MADE YOUR EYES!):

DANCE CAMERA WEST Spring Screening Series
continues with dance films by
The Holy Body Tattoo
at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
in association with UCLA Live.

Opening night reception Thursday April 13, 6 – 9 PM.
Part of the April downtown Art Walk
Ongoing screenings April 13 – May 6, 2006

Dance Camera West presents the celebrated film works of The Holy Body Tattoo, Circa (2000), a “dead-sexy masterpiece” and our brief eternity (2005) a “grueling ritual” by director William Morrison.

The Circa Films – A celebration of the sensual forces of submission and control, in a collection of short films imbued with the dark beauty of decay and the (unspoken) language of desire. Saturated with smoky tango and cabaret debauchery, it is a raw duet evocative of the tangled rituals of foreplay, unfulfilled desires embraced, the imprints of old lives, and a shadowy yet uncompromising eroticism.

our brief eternity – Modern ideas of progress rest upon the working body, of repetitive, invisible and often unacknowledged intense effort. our brief eternity pays tribute to this effort by presenting situations of purposefulness, care, collective responsibility and the effect of ever expanding promises of fulfillment through acquisition and accumulation.

The Holy Body Tattoo, founded in 1993, has received both critical and audience acclaim with performances in Canada, Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Employing multimedia aspects of film, video projection and music, the work of The Holy Body Tattoo explores the nature of human endurance through ideas of surrender, fragility and broken elegance. Contrasting qualities of receptivity, intimacy and trust with uncertainty, loss and the relinquishing of effort – the company seeks to honor the human capacity for resilience, perseverance and the will required to achieve it. Co-Artistic Director and Choreographers Noam Gagnon and Dana Gingras have performed independently for many of Canada’s leading choreographers and have danced together since 1987.

DCW joins the Los Angeles Center for Digital Dance Art to present these visually stunning pieces in a gallery installation. Los Angeles Center For Digital Art is dedicated to the propagation of all forms of digital art, supporting local, international, emerging and established artists with an ongoing schedule of exhibits and competitions, as well produce editions of wide format archival prints.

“our brief eternity is an impressive collaboration with writers, poets, musicians and film makers that form the submerged part of the company’s collective iceberg. They have gone beyond the starting point of choreography and technique to reach confidently for an ambitious vision.” – The Washington Post

Date: Opening Night Reception Thursday, April 13, 6-9 pm
Part of the April Downtown Art Walk
Ongoing screenings April 13 – May 6, 2006
Location: Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
107 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013


Gallery Hours: Wed. – Sat. 12-5 pm
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 323-646-9427