Craig Ellingson joins rethink dance film festival jury

We’re excited to introduce Craig Ellingson, one of our Jury Members for the 2018 Rethink Dance Film Festival.

Craig A. Ellingson is the Director of Theatre Arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead where he teaches in the area of acting, directing, musical theatre, movement and dance. During his recent sabbatical he finished the Professional Training Program, a year-long study, with The Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre. He holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre Performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a M.F.A. in Theatre Directing from Minnesota State University Mankato.

The Rethink Dance Film Festival showcases artist in front of and behind the camera working to challenge the traditional structures of choreographic storytelling and artistic expression. Through art, the work of choreographers, dancers and filmmakers should inspire our communities to discover our shared humanity.

Films submitted to the festival should reflect the beauty and synchronicity between the choreography of dance with the choreography of cinematography. Narrative films of any length are eligible, as well as documentary films that capture stories from and around the dance of world.

The Rethink Dance Film Festival is a partnership between the Rethink Dance Company and The Human Family.

The first annual 2018 Rethink Dance Film Festival on Tuesday, October 16th at The Fargo Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and screening of dance films from choreographers and filmmakers from around the world will begin at 7:00.

The festival will also be home to the world-premiere of “RISE”, a new dance for film project by Haylee Thompson and Sean Coffman featuring Jodi Davis and Hailey Wilmer.

“RISE” and the Rethink Dance Film Festival were made in possible in part through an Individual Arts Partnership Grant from The Arts Partnership.

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