After early dance training in the San Francisco Bay Area, Greta Schoenberg earned a BFA in Ballet from the University of Utah and went on to dance in Europe with the Norwegian National Ballet, among others. After her return to San Francisco she danced with several contemporary companies and is now exploring her own choreography through dance film. Her work has been screened throughout the Bay Area, Â including at Stanford University, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Roxie Cinema, Ninth Street Independent Film Center, Artistsâ€™ Television Access, The San Francisco Art Institute, Dance Mission, CounterPulse, Pirate Cat Radio, at several venues in Arizona, and in London at the London International Dance Film Festival.
Greta continues to study filmmaking and production through the San Francisco Film Society and has gained hands-on experience working continuity for award-winning dance filmmaker Pontus Lidberg on two films shot in Sweden (The Rain, 2006, and Labyrinth Within, which will premiere in 2011, starting New York City Ballet Principal Wendy Whelan). Â After accompanying Mr. Lidberg on two visits to Vietnam, she assisted him in shooting a pilot for a future film with the Vietnam National Ballet.
Locally, her collaborations with videographer and Â Motion Picturesâ€™ Technical Â DirectorÂ Ben Estabrook have Â yielded two new films, â€œGlimpsesâ€ (2009) and a 20-minute narrative, â€œThe Nightingaleâ€, which will premiere in 2011 at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival. Greta founded the annual festival in 2010 after several years presenting dance film events through her organizationÂ Motion Pictures.
Director, Motion Pictures &
San Francisco Dance Film Festival
San Francisco, Â USA
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