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News Alla Kovgan's Choreographing Cinema: At the Crossroads of Cinema and Dance, October 2.


MARLBORO, VT- (September 23, 2008) - Marlboro College will host Alla Kovgan's Choreographing Cinema: At the Crossroads of Cinema and Dance, a free, public, discussion and presentation on the relationship between dance and film, in Ragle Hall at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 2.

Kovgan will present historic and contemporary examples of dance in film, and share her thoughts on how viewing films through a choreographic lens enriches an audience's perception.

Alla Kovgan is a Boston-based filmmaker/curator/ intermedia artist, born in Moscow. Her 16mm films and videos have been screened at film festivals and theatrical venues around the world. Since 2000, she has been teaching and curating dance film and avant-garde cinema worldwide and acts as an International Director of St. Petersburg Dance Film Festival KINODANCE and as a co-Curator of Balagan Experimental Film Series.

Kovgan is coming to Marlboro as part of the dance residency co-presented by Vermont Performance Lab. Funding is provided by the Vermont Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Alice Baber Art Trust.

For more information, please contact the Marlboro College Public Relations office at 802-251-7644 or In the event of inclement weather, please call 802-451-7151 for cancellation information.

Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.

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