Dance Film Lab – April 1st, Led by Gabri Christa

April 1, 2019: Monday 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Dance Film Lab Moderated Screening 
Led by Gabri Christa
Gibney 280 | Enter at 53A Chambers Street
Moderated Screening Led by Gabri Christa
April 1, 2019 | 6:30PM - 9:30PM (doors open at 6PM)
At Gibney Dance| Dance Technology Initiative | Studio A
280 Broadway (enter at 53A Chambers Street)
New York, NY 10007

The screening features these five films in various stages of production.
del muntu - Natalie Romero Marx
Cold Again - Joseph Heitman
Currents - Steven Speiliotis & Karesia Batan
Remains - Sari Nordman
Wonder About Merri - Tamar Rogoff
General Admission is $15
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Gabri Christa hails from Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean and worked as a choreographer and dancer with companies such as Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, DanzAbierta and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Awards include the Guggenheim for Choreography, and five Jerome Foundation grants. Her choreographies have been presented nationally, internationally and locally at Central Park Summer Stage, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Symphony Space, PS122 and for five seasons at Dance Theater Workshop (now New York Live Arts).

Awards for her films include an ABC television award for Creative Excellence for her short film High School and Pangea Day Festival’s One of the World’s 100 Most Promising Filmmakers distinction. Her film KASITA (2014) won best short at the Harlem International Film Festival and her documentary "One Day at a Time" (2016) about Caribbean Yoga Master Leo Floridas won Best Short Documentary at the same festival HIFF. Both films can be seen at www.kweli.tv.

Gabri Christa’s current multi-media project MAGDALENA previewed in the fall of 2018 in New York City at theaterlab was one of the 7 not to be missed Dance Performance in the NY Times and was on the honor list of critic Eva Yaa Asantewaa, as one of the best performances of 2018. Magdalena received a Netherland- America Foundation support for the short film Magdalena project. Gabri Christa is a 2018 Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health, related to the Magdalena Project's themes of Dementia and aging. She continues her collaborative work with Burnt Sugar Danz Conduction.

Christa’s writing on dance and film has been published in The Scholar & Feminist (Barnard) and in “Caribbean Dance; from Abekua to Zouk”, (editor Susanna Sloat BC ‘68) and Winner of the De La Torre Price. Service to the field includes being on the DANCE/NYC Advisory board, In 2015, Christa was appointed to Mayor de Blasio’s Cultural Advisory Committee which was extended for another 4 year term with Mayor de Blasio's re-election in 2018.
At Barnard Gabri Christa created the Moving Body- Moving Image Festival, teaches Dance Composition, Dance in Film (lecture /history) and ScreenDance and Directs the Milstein’s Movement Lab.
Teaching credits include Princeton University, Connecticut College, and CUNY’s College of Staten Island and extensive Masterclasses and workshops in dance and Dance on Camera throughout the country.
Gabri Christa holds a BFA from the School for New Dance Development, College for the Arts in Amsterdam and an MFA from the University of Washington. www.gabrichrista.com