Moving 24fps is the only weekend-long, festival-style screendance project in the United States. With a focus on production and collaboration, dance and film makers come together to craft new work in a single weekend. This project was created as a space for film and dance makers to work collaboratively to create narratives using movement and dance as the method of storytelling and creative change making.
Moving 24fps was born from conversations between Carlos and Marcus — both media makers whose work rests at the intersections of performance and the moving image. As producers, the two noticed a lack of opportunity for film and dance makers to craft together to create responsive stories that uses dance and movement as the primary method of communication. The pilot project in Detroit began with eight creatives:the next phase of this project includes the expansion of this weekend model as well as educational programming.
Carlos Funn (Project Co-Founder) is an image creator using dance, film and installations to create conversations. Funn is currently at the University of Michigan working on his MFA in screen dance. Funn is in partnership with White Werx in the programming of Moving24fps a Dance film community. Funn is currently in the works on his next project GIVE. GIVE is a multimedia dance event that looks at the intersections of legacy and remembrance.
Marcus White (Project Co-Founder) is a movement maker, creative director of White Werx, and an Assistant Professor of Dance within the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts (ASU). Marcus White/White Werx creates and curates dance film programming including most recently the Dances Made for Camera program created in partnership with Dance FIlms Association for the Detroit Institute of Arts ‘Dance: American Art ‘ exhibit in Spring 2016. www.theofficialmrw.com/
Alexis A Weisbrod (Project Manager) received her BFA from University of Minnesota and her Phd in Critical Dance Studies from UC Riverside. A former competitive dancer, competitive dance instructor, and competition director, her research focused on the role of Competition Dance in the United States, both as a site of new dance production in the 21st century as well as a means for packaging American dance for export. For many years Alexis was on faculty at Mt. San Jacinto Community College, Norco College, Global Studies Program at UC Riverside. Currently, she is the Associate Director of ORT America, Michigan Region. Dance remains her first love and she is honored to be a part of Moving 24fps, helping to emphasize the critical role moving bodies hold within culture.