1. Vital Signs

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    From the vaults, as perhaps can be seen by the ugly color, courtesy video technology circa 1992, the year Vital Signs won a BESSIE. Wonderful music by Van Morrison makes it worth watching until the end. A heartbreaking cast, including Gail Litfin who died of complications of diabetes about a year later, and Chris Dohse who was then recently diagnosed HIV positive. Also Jeff Breland, Barbara Bush, Chisa Hidaka, Juliana Luecking and Paige Martin. http://martarenzi.blogspot.com

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    • Nobody's Darling

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      choreographed and edited by Marta Renzi. Danced by Tina Vasquez and Amos Wolff. NOBODY'S DARLING is a duet danced by a pair of independent spirits, whose unsentimental intimacy is both tough and tender. Their no-nonsense relationship to the camera, the graphic treatment of the image and their amplified footfalls, all heighten the underlying sexual tension. Shot at Dixon Place in February 2010.

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      • Bessie Warm-Up

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        Me warming up via improvisation before the dress of the Bessie Schonberg Residency at the Yard.

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        • Year, Make & Model

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          Year, Make and Model is an excerpt from a dance/film project created during a one-week residency at Rhode Island College by director/choreographer Marta Renzi in January 2011.The cast was selected from among the 40-member RIC Dance Co. and includes dancers ranging from freshman to seniors. Performed by: Jamie Arnold James Burgis, II Naysh Fox Lauren Huggon Cassie Murdock Victoria Murno Joey NiCastro Camera: Kathryn Luckstone, Music: Steve Elson Produced by Angelica Cardente-Vesselle, Rhode Island College Department of Theater and Dance

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          • YEAR MAKE & MODEL Trailer

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            A Trailer for the 7 minute dance film YEAR MAKE & MODEL made in early 2011 with students from Rhode Island College. Directed by Marta Renzi, with music by Dion DiMucci. Camera: Kathryn Luckstone. http://martarenzi.blogspot.com

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            • BRICKTOWN

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              A vibrant non-narrative dance film. Urgent and carnal, red dresses against rough brick, flesh against the fire escape. BRICKTOWN is a dance video shot in an abandoned factory, set to the compelling music of Erik Friedlander. Director: Marta Renzi Camera: Katherine Kaplan, Marta Renzi Editor: Marta Renzi Music: Erik Friedlander Sound Editor: Matthew Polis Performers: Leah Barsky, Tamara Clarke, Tiffany Clarke, Rachel Kaplan, Rory Kaplan, Renee Lemieux, Marta Miller, Robert Sorrentino, Elena TaJo, Jenifer Tortorello Shot in June 2007 at Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center, Garnerville, New York http://martarenzi.blogspot.com

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              • TALES TOLD IN THE WOODS

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                TALES TOLD IN THE WOODS was presented in September 2011, as part of a site-specific festival called Open For Dancing, performed in the Yew Forest at Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown, Rhode Island. It was danced by a cast of 30, including 2 professional dancers from Island Moving Co, 4 small girls, 4 grown women, and students from Salve Regina College and IMC's own Junior Company. [Correction to credits: the role of RED RIDING HOOD was danced by Katie Winn.] Produced by Island Moving Co. Directed & edited by Marta Renzi Music by Steve Jobe, played lived by Rob Bethel (cello), Laura Gulley (violin) and Steven Jobe (hurdy gurdy and violin). Director of Photography: Rocco Michaluk 2nd Camera / Sound Engineer: Scott Rancourt HD Video Production Equipment provided by: Video & Vision Newport, RI www.videoandvision.com

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                • Marta Renzi Supports our Kickstarter!

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                  Marta Renzi, dance filmmaker and DFA Board Member supports our Kickstarter! Back today! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bgreenek/dance-films-builds-an-archive/

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                  • Nobody's Darling

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                    A 30-second unedited excerpt from a new dance, performed live last night at Dixon Place, NYC, as part of the Moving Men series. Soon to be edited as a screen dance. With Tina Vasquez and Amos Wolff, choreographed by Marta Renzi. http://martarenzi.blogspot.com

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                    • We are already dancing

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                      A short medley of bits from video dances made between 2007-2014, edited especially for a presentation called "We are already dancing..." at Rhode Island College on Friday, December 7th. Excerpts from: The Welcome Table; 3 Speed, Brother's Keeper; Year, Make & Model; On the way; and Aqua-booty. http://martarenzi.blogspot.com

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