The UNC Greensboro School of Dance and Sugarfoote Productions announce the 10th annual Greensboro Dance Film Festival (GDFF) to be held Friday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 24th. 

 GDFF, the first of its kind to reside in Greensboro, features dance films from 23 countries in both student and professional categories. An opening reception will be hosted at Oden Brewery on Friday February 23rd. A full screening and live dance and music performances take place on Saturday, February 24th at Transform GSO. The programs will also feature works that specifically address issues of race, place, and identity in a modern and ever-changing world and will be designed for and unique to the space. All events are free and open to the public. 

 UNCG Professor of Dance Robin Gee, Founder and Director of GDFF, says the combination of dance and film opens a broader world for choreographers and dancers. 

 “Merging performance and cinematic aesthetics, screen dance has expanded the possibilities of choreographic composition and structure by pushing the boundaries of dance beyond its staged possibilities. GDFF is a boutique film festival seeking to connect diverse populations through the innovative genre of dance on screen. In addition to highlighting dance films from around the world, this festival he supports artists through interdisciplinary collaboration and artistic exchange.” 

This year, the festival welcomes guest curator Hannah Fisher for additional workshops and screenings on UNCG’s campus and in the community. GDFF will culminate with a touring program in Italy as part of the first annual Corciano Dance Film Festival on July 20th, 2024.  

Watch the Greensboro Dance Film Festival trailer