Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September 30, 09

NORA and Movement Revolution Africa.

Alla Kovgan is a Boston-based filmmaker, born in Moscow (Russia). Her

films and films that she co-directed have been presented worldwide
including at the Sundance Film Festival, Lincoln Center, Montreal Film
Festival, ZDF (Germany) and numerous others. The latest film that she

co-directed "Traces of the Trade" was broadcast on PBS in 2008. Since
1999, Alla has been involved into interdisciplinary collaborations:
creating intermedia performances (with KINODANCE Company), dance films
(with Alissa Cardone, Victoria Marks, Nicola Hawkins), and documentaries

about dance such as “Movement (R)evolution Africa” together with Joan
Frosch. Her latest dance film "Nora" was commissioned by the

Experimental Media Performance Art Center (Troy, NY). It is her
collaboration with filmmaker David Hinton, choreographer Nora
Chipaumire, and musician Thomas Mapfumo. "Nora" won Grand Prix at Black
Maria FF, Creativity Award at Films on Art FF in Montreal, Afropop Award
at the Real Life Documentary FF in Ghana among others. It got into
Torotno, Vancouver, Cinema du Reel, Melbourne, Oberhause, Durban Film
Festivals and will appear on PBS in 2010. Since 2000, Alla curates St.
Petersburg Dance Film Festival KINODANCE in Russia and co-curates of

Balagan Experimental Film Series in Boston. She is a 2009 recipient of
the MCC Fellowship Award in Film. Websites:

Alla Kovgan
Filmmaker, KINODANCE

88 Winslow Ave., #2
Somerville MA 02144

Tel: 1-617-571-4742