PopUp Workshop: Capturing Choreography on Camera

Workshop with Michelle Bernier

  • Saturday May 22, 2021
  • 10-10:30 check-in; 10:30am-12pm workshop
  • free to the public – registration required
  • co-hosted by The Village Trading Colorado, at Forest Park Village (95th & Arapahoe in Lafayette)

a dancer with short hair sits filming a dancer in a deep backward bend


Experienced dancers and choreographers (any style) who are new to dance film. Adults only, please (but info on youth workshops coming soon!).


We’ll gather with a brief movement warm up, and then disperse to find all the nooks and crannies of this neat community park space. We’ll be practicing capturing movement on camera, to potentially be used for dance films– we’ll dance, film, and be filmed.


Our special co-host for this event is Village Trading Colorado. The workshop will take place at The Forest Park, a cozy community space at 95th & Arapahoe at Forest Park Village in Lafayette.

the details

This workshop will be free (with registration) to adult dance makers who want to learn more about making dances for the camera. “Capturing Choreography for the Camera” invites dancers in Lafayette to play with techniques for creating their work intentionally for camera’s frame, and formatting it for an online exhibition. Topics will include: camera angles as they pertain to certain kinds of movement, strategies for getting the best quality footage without buying expensive equipment, and improvisation structures that can be useful when filming. As an entry level workshop, all that will be required for a participant is a cell phone with a camera that can shoot video, and a willing body to dance.

This event is supported by the Lafayette Arts and Cultural Resources Department, and the NEA. To learn how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit arts.gov. For more information about how The City of Lafayette Arts and Cultural Resources Department actively coordinates, promotes, and acts as a resource for the local arts scene, please visit lafayetteco.gov/ArtsandCulture.


Masks will be required at all times, and we’ll remain physically distanced while at work/play in the park.

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