San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF) announces its 2017 selections for the 8th annual festival, featuring over 90 dance films from the Bay Area and around the world. Along with screenings, the full festival will include opening and closing receptions, post-screening Q&As with filmmakers, brief live performances, and special presentations. In addition, for the first time this year, SFDFF will present an exhibition of VR 360 films where participants in headsets can virtually step inside the dances of Paul Taylor, relive the history of Cuban dance, and more. Also new on the bill is a dedicated venue for live performance captures, bringing important new works from Europe to San Francisco for the first time.
The eight-year-old San Francisco Dance Film Festival is a mainstay in the fall dance calendar. Feature films “Fire and Ashes: Making the Ballet RAkU,” “After You’re Gone,” “Rebels on Pointe,” “A Swan Lake” and “Shake The Dust” are part of 2017’s line-up along with the ever-popular International Shorts programs, free community events and the festival’s first foray into virtual reality technology.