Our next installment of this summer’s Lassalle Dance Lecture series will take place on Tuesday, July 25, at 7pm in the Library’s lower level meeting room. Since the summer of 2015, the Woods Hole Library has hosted this series of lectures and films all celebrating dance in America thanks to the generosity of former Woods Hole resident Nancy Norman Lassalle.
On tap for the evening is a selection of seven, powerful, site-specific, short dance films conceived for camera by seven contemporary choreographers. One is filmed underwater, and another entirely in an SUV (!!!) with subjects serious to funny, ranging from black men’s struggles to women’s work to pandemic recovery. Many have received awards at Dance for Camera Film Festivals. Usually viewed in theaters, dance is rarely an up-close medium, but in this format it definitely is, providing viewers an intimate experience with the dancers.