Public Engagement

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     Sylvie Vitaglione is a PhD candidate at NYU where she is completing a dissertation on location shooting and site-specific choreographic practices in contemporary dance films. Her work is interested in the visual and physical impact landscapes, urban and industrial spaces have on the dancing body and in turn how the body's relocation outdoors can change the way we view space. Sylvie has been an adjunct instructor at New York University, The New School, Queens College and the College of Staten Island. She has taught Film History, Film Theory, and seminar classes on Choreography and the Moving Image, Music Videos and Agnes Varda. She has programmed screenings, panel discussions and workshops on the Tiny House movement, definitions of experimental film, Chantal Akerman's film "One Day Pina Asked" and dance and documentary form for New York University, Gibney Dance Center and Dance Films Association. She is a frequent guest and collaborator at the Dance on Camera Festival (NYC). She trained in ballet and contemporary dance in Monaco, San Francisco, London and New York, and is a RYT 200h certified yoga instructor.

    Degrees Held:

    ABD PhD in Cinema Studies from New York University 
    BA in Dance/Performance Studies and Italian Studies from University of California Berkeley
    MA in Film Studies from University College London, UK 

    Recent Publications:

    “Surface Tension: Experimental Dance Films And The Undoing Of Urban Space” is forthcoming in Imaging the City: Art, Creative Practices and Media Speculations, edited by Steve Hawley (Intellect Books, 2016)

     "New Materials: Natural Elements and the Body in Screendance", The International Journal of Screendance, Vol.6 (2016)

    Research Interests:

    site-specific art, urban and landscape studies, dance film, female filmmakers, fitness technologies