November 4, 2021 Panelist, Social Impact Through the Arts, Reflexion Music Series, University of Arkansas, Arkansas Global Changemakers.
October 17, 2021 Co-presented with Michelle Bernier and Julis Ziviani “An Evolution Step: Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema Moving Toward a More Inclusive Ethos” at the Dance Studies Annual Conference, NJ, USA
July 30, 2021 Presented the talks: Video Danza Urbana and Videodanza La Sabina during the Festival Contemporáneo Lila López, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
The Bloomsbury Handbook of Dance and Philosophy edited by Rebecca Farinas and Julie Van Camp was published early 2021 and includes the contribution by Ana Baer Carillo “Considerations on Site-Specific Screendance Production.”
Description An innovative examination of the ways in which dance and philosophy inform each other, Dance and Philosophy brings together authorities from a variety of disciplines to expand our understanding of dance and dance scholarship. Featuring an eclectic mix of materials from exposes to dance therapy sessions to demonstrations, Dance and Philosophy addresses centuries of scholarship, dance practice, the impacts of technological and social change, politics, cultural diversity and performance.
Co-authored the Article: Framing and reframing screendance: A site-specific practice with Heike Salzer under WECrete Productions. Published as part of the book VideoDance Studies: ANALYSIS AND EVOLUTION OF VIDEODANCE, edited by Blas PAYRI Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València.
link to publication pages 141-159
Abstract In this article artists Ana Baer and Heike Salzer share their experiential perspectives of screendance making with their company WECreate Production. By reflecting on the work Wilder-ness (2017-20) they explore how their trajectory of collaborative making has developed towards a site-specific screendance practice in which embodied accounts of place are transmitted through the choreography, the camera and the edit (Salzer, 2019). In Wild-er-ness the team for the first time combined traditional camera work with drone technology, exploring the opportunities that arise for the dancer-camera relationship, as well as for the composition of the frames in the edit and the various modes of presentation. The authors discuss three versions, Wild-er-ness the live performance with projecting images (2017), Wild-er-ness Reframed, a multi-screen looping installation piece which forms part of the touring exhibition Latent Spaces (2018-2020) and the screendance Wild-er-ness (2019), a 6.23 Minute film version developed for the screening at film festivals. The article presents individual reflections of the artists, which are presented throughout the text as separate voices. They provide insights from the perspective of the dancer, and how ‘dancing with a drone’ challenges traditional choreographic principles and expands the spatial and dynamic choreographic opportunities of the dancer-site-camera relationship, and from the viewpoint of the camera, considering how the multiple viewpoints that can be achieved through a combination of the traditional and the flying camera allows for an editing process that plays with numerous perspectives, producing an immersive sensation through the play of rhythm, scale and dimensions.
Aug, 2020 Co-producing Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema Virtual Festival with Dancaberta and presenting the lecture “From inception to Production”
May, 2019 Co-producing Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema with Dancaberta at Unicamp.
Presenting a Master class and a workshop on screendance production, University of Campinas, Brazil.
July, 2018 The Independent Women’s Cinema Magazine “Cinemakers” published an article about my collaboration with Rosely Conz in the piece Terrablue.
June11, 2018 Presenting the Lecture Demonstration “Blurring the Lines/ the Power of Collaboration” at Universidad de Jalapa, Veracruz, MX.
May 15, 2018 Co-producing Sans Souci Festival at Roehampton University, UK.
04/27/18 TerraBlue presented during the Lecture Demonstration “Blurring the Lines/An Art Exploration” at the TXST Hispanic Policy Network Symposium.
04/16-17/18 An excerpt of the screendance version of WECreate Ice will be presented at Iuav University of Venice, Venezia VE, Italy. The Italian cultural association VeNe and the international research collective futuremellon/not yet art in partnership with the Theatre and Performing Arts Program-IUAV University of Venice organize an introductory event that seeks to promote the art, practice and theory of screendance.
March 14, 2018 Teaching Screendance master classes at Hope University’s Dance Department, Michigan.
09/18/17 – Presenting the Lecture “Site-Specific Screendance” at the Brakhage Center
10/22- 10/23 Co-Producing Sans Souci Festival at the Little Carib, Port of Spain, Trinidad
10/22- 10/23 Teaching workshops at the Little Carib, Port of Spain, Trinidad
September, 2016 Producing Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema XIII, at the ATLAS Institute, Boulder, CO.
May 10, 2016 Co-producing Sans Souci Festival at Teesside University, Big Screen Campus Heart, Middlesbrough, UK
Teaching at CU Boulder: 10/16 Master Class “A brief history of dance video”and Professional Development “Academia and Arts Production”
10/17 Workshop “Creating dance movement for the camera” with MFA students.
10/15-10/16 Serving as the third reader for Rosely Conz MFA Thesis
September, 2015 Producing Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema XII, at the ATLAS Institute, Boulder, CO.
June, 2015 The Article “Being a Video-Choreographer: Describing the Multifaceted Role of a Choreographer Creating Screendance” was published in the International Journal of Screendance, vol 5.
This is a conversation between Heike Salzer, Artistic Director of Salts and Ana Baer, Artistic Co-Director of the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema. They talk about the creative process of a videographer, the Sans Souci Festival, and the importance of screens, audiences and legacy.
June, 2015 Presentation: “Motion and emotion in heterogeneous geographies- Intersection between choreography and videography”. The University of Edinburgh, John McIntyre Conference Center, UK. 06/12/2015
Lecture:”Creating a screendance in a Natural Environment, Improvising, Adapting and everything in between”. Arts and Media, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, UK. 05/14/15
Artistic Residency 05/11/15-05/22/15 choreographing “In a Wink on an Eye” with Teesside University’s Dance Program for the Creative Arts week.
March, 2015 Guest Curator of Tees Dance Film FestivalJune, 2014 Presenting sans souci festival of dance video selection at the Universidad de San Carlos, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 06/06/2014
March, 2014 Co-Producing Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema at the BlueStar Complex, San Antonio, TX with the AtticRep 03/28-29/2014
February 8-14, 2014 Awarded the Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts’ Guest Artist Initiative grant, to hold an Artistic Residency at Texas A&M University – Department of Health and Kinesiology.
Rehearsing “Threading Memories” for Dance Concert “Perpetual Motion” (2/27/14 – 2/28/14), Texas A&M . Photographer: Marisa Miller
September, 2013 Producing Sans Souci festival of Dance Cinema at the ATLAS Institute, Boulder CO. (September 20-21).