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LAArtParty is an arts and entertainment website. Established in 2010, it is an online go-to guide for what's happening in and beyond the LA area - this includes dining, travel and more.

Founded by journalist, and "Blues Mama" Kathy Leonardo (a longtime performer), the campy site has an unusual slant which will keep you entertained. Leonardo has been writing for the past 15 years about various subjects for the Huffington Post, THRIVE GLOBAL, LA Weekly, etc.

Each month the LAArtParty staff, led by Kathy Leonardo decides which events will be featured. Posted at noon on the Thursday prior to the last week of the month, LAArtParty.com features the Top Ten Art Parties, plus other fun events each month. VIP subscribers find out ONE week prior to the public and receive discounts and invites to VIP parties throughout the year.

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April 20 - 30, 2017: Dance Camera West Presents its 16th Annual Dance Media Festival

April2017-DanceCamera-logoCommitted to fostering and promoting the vibrant art of dance and dance on film from around the globe, Dance Camera West presents the 16th Annual Dance Media Festival, a public event incorporating dance explored through film and live performance. This year's Festival marks Dance Camera West's continued passion for bringing together diverse communities to experience dance through the intimate medium of film taking place at UCLA's Fowler Museum, Glorya Kaufman Hall UCLA, andRoyce Hall from April 20-23, 2017 and at the Santa Monica Pier on April 29-30. This year's Festival highlights include International Shorts, Documentaries, Live Performances, and a Family Film Day comprised of Animation films and an art installation.

This multi-disciplinary media film festival promises to offer something for everyone and showcases many forms of dance including modern, post modern, world, tap, dance theater, ballet, hip-hop and practically all dance that has been captured on film in a way that is of quality and essential value. Dance Camera West's Dance Film Festival is funded in part by Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Sponsors include CAP UCLA, Fowler Museum, and CalArts.
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Dance Camera West (DCW) aspires to awaken and infuse the public mainstream with a desire for critical creative programming presenting the visual language of dance on screen in a way that stretches the imagination and changes the way we think about dance.

Festival trailer: https://vimeo.com/208774984

Thursday, April 20 - Sunday, April 23, and Friday-Saturday, April 29-30, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 8 p.m.: Opening Night: International Shorts; Royce Hall; $12
Friday, April 21, 6:30 p.m.: A Celebration of UCLA Dance; Allegra Fuller Snyder Film Screening and Q&A; Fowler Museum; FREE
Friday, April 21, 8:00 p.m.: A Celebration of UCLA Dance: 1962-2017; Honoring the Legacy of UCLA Dance Founders; Glorya Kaufman Hall UCLA; $15
Saturday, April 22, 12-noon: Featured Documentary Films: Fowler Museum, $12
Saturday, April 22, 7:00 p.m.: West Coast Premiere In the Steps of Trisha Brown; Fowler Museum and CalArts Emerging Artists Awards, $12
Sunday, April 23, 1:00 p.m.: Family Day: Humorous and Animated Films and Workshop, Fowler Museum, $12
Sunday, April 23, 3:00 p.m.: Mr. Gaga Special Screening, Fowler Museum, $12
Saturday/Sunday, April 29-30, Sunset – To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier with Jacob Jonas The Company, 7 Fingers, Seaweed Sisters and Film Screening, FREE
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Screenings take place at these venues.
- Fowler Museum, 308 Charles E. Young Drive North, Westwood 90095
- Glorya Kaufman Hall UCLA, 120 Westwood Plaza, Westwood 90095
- Royce Hall, 340 Royce Drive, Westwood 90095
- Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica 90401

Tickets range from $12 - $15

For additional film descriptions, schedule, tickets and more information, visit http://www.dancecamerawest.org