Sundance Institute and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Announce Artistic Collaboration in Film, Theater, and Music
Creative Latitude: Sundance Institute at BAM Brings New York Audiences Full Breadth of Sundance Institute and Sundance Film Festival Programming
Published Jan 6, 2006
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BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sundance Institute and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) announced today a new collaboration called Creative Latitude: Sundance Institute at BAM, a series of film screenings, performances, panel discussions, and special events that brings the activities of Sundance Institute and the programming of its annual Film Festival to New York audiences May 11-20, 2006. The series will include twelve or more of the best new dramatic and documentary feature films and at least six exciting shorts from the January 2006 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and will highlight projects supported by Sundance Institute's programs in filmmaking, theater and film music. The exact film selection will be determined following the conclusion of this year's Sundance Film Festival. The program is designed to stimulate dialogue between artists and audiences and to provide insight into the creative -- and practical -- processes of filmmakers, playwrights, and composers. The new collaboration is a key component of a year-round celebration of the 25th anniversary of Sundance Institute. The title Creative Latitude was chosen for its reference to the latitude both organizations give to fresh creative visions, and also whimsically refers to the 40.6 degree latitude shared by Park City, Utah and Brooklyn, New York.
"We are pleased to bring to New York the spirit of Sundance. Our collaboration with BAM is the keystone of our 25th Anniversary celebration plans during the year," said Robert Redford, president and founder of Sundance Institute.
"With our common commitment to discovering and nurturing emerging and original talent, Sundance Institute and BAM have long shared a unique kinship as pioneers within the arts world," said Karen Brooks Hopkins, president of BAM.
BAM is the oldest continually operating performing arts center in America, having presented its first performance in 1861.
Sundance Institute is dedicated year-round to the discovery and development of artists of independent vision and to the exhibition of their new work. Sundance Institute celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2006.
Watch for more information on the collaboration at www.bam.org and www.sundance.org.
Source: Sundance Institute