Dance on Camera

Ages 18 and up
April 4–25, 2024
6–8pm, Thursdays

  • Instructor

    Cherrie Yu

  • Room


  • Pricing


  • Dates

    4-25 April

Dance on Camera will introduce participants to the genre of screen dance. This course will explore how to choreograph and capture movement for screen through experimental, ethnographic, and documentary-style approaches. Participants will engage in screenings, discussion, movement exercises, direction, camera, and editing tutorials. For the course’s culminating project, they will work individually or collaboratively to produce short films.

Participants do not need access to specialized camera equipment to participate in this class.

Dance on Camera will be held in-person at the Abrons Arts Center.

For a longer course description, please visit The School of Making Thinking’s page.

About Cherrie Yu

Cherrie Yu was born in Xi’an, China in 1995. She relocated to the US in 2013. Her films and performances have shown at Chicago Cultural Center, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Roman Susan Gallery, Wassaic Project in New York, the David Ireland House in SF, Kala Art Institute in Berkeley CA, Contemporary Calgary Museum in Calgary Canada, and Institute of Contemporary Art in Rockland, ME. She has been an artist in residence at Sharpe Walentas Studio Program, ACRE Residency, Contemporary Calgary Museum, Monson Arts, Yaddo, and McColl Center.  She was an awardee of the Kala Art Institute Media Award Fellowship in 2022.  She has been a visiting artist at Emory University’s anthropology department, and a visiting teaching artist at the Visual Art department at UNC Charlotte.

General Information

Dance on Camera is curated in partnership with The School of Making Thinking.

Tuition Assistance

Abrons offers tuition assistance to any student whose household makes under $50,000 annually. Through our NYCHA Arts Initiative, classes are FREE for all NYCHA residents living in zip codes 10002, 10003, 10009, and 10038.

For courses offered in partnership with the School of Making Thinking, we also offer a sliding scale for Black People, Indigenous People, and People of Color.