Dance/Performing Arts

Thursday, April 3, 2014

USF Dance Shorts Film Festival showcases an emerging genre

The first-annual fest explores the modern relationship between film and dance.

Posted by on Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 10:49 AM

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Serving as an usher for an event last May at University of South Florida’s Music Concert Hall, Sharon McCaman had an idea: a festival to be hosted at USF, specifically showcasing dance for film and created exclusively by students.

Cut to nearly a year later, and McCaman’s idea has materialized into a fully developed short-film festival featuring entries from across the country. 

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Nude Nite 2014 — pictures from the show

Posted by on Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Malcolm Williams in body paint and head dress by Occular Hyteria

Malcolm Williams in body paint and head dress is one of the performance artists at this year's Nude Nite.

Nude Nite creator Kelly Stevens brings her fun, interactive, and enticing art show back to Tampa this year featuring a mirror mirror theme. While the central idea behind this annual exhibit celebrates the human body in many forms, Stevens believes that this year's mirror theme helps us look inward as well.

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At times the show takes on more of a circus atmosphere with three different aerialists on rings, silk and a dance pole performing.

The show, once again being held in a large warehouse in Ybor City, features many interactive displays beckoning those in attendance to participate. The exhibits include framed mirrors where participants can take "selfies" to share on social media, a backlit shadowbox where one can perform for others at the show, and a large blackboard letting you share your guilty pleasures with the world.

Occular Hysteria paints model Arielle in her exhibition at Nude Nite 2014

One of the coolest parts of the show is the ability to watch artists exhibit their talent. Here Occular Hysteria paints model Arielle in her exhibition.

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