BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS ON PBS-WIPB

BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS will air THREE TIMES during the month of October (2012) on Indiana’s PBS-WIPB (channel 49.1), to support the Indiana debut of the the Ann Reinking / Melissa Thodos story ballet THE WHITE CITY, appearing at Ball State’s Emens Auditorium on Nov 9th, 2012.

The film, which presents an artistic insider’s view of the creative process behind the ballet through breathtaking performance video, intimate rehearsal footage, and revealing interviews with co-creators Ann Reinking and Melissa Thodos, is scheduled to broadcast on PBS affiliate WIPB (channel 49.1) repeatedly in the weeks preceding the stage performance, including:

-Thursday, October 25th at 11:30pm

-Tuesday, October 30th at 10:30pm

-Wednesday, October 31st at 3:30 am

Make sure to stay tuned for the latest information!

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BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS coming to LITTLE ROCK!

BTWCL-LRFF-Header-ckopI’m thrilled to announce that my documentary on the making of  the critically acclaimed story ballet The White City: The Columbian Exposition of 1893 ( featuring co-creators Ann Reinking, Melissa Thodos and the company of  Thodos Dance Chicago) will make its Film Festival Premiere this Friday, June 1st, 2012 at 2:30 PM at the Little Rock Film Festival.

Beneath the White City Lights presents a very personal insider’s view of the creative process, combining breathtaking performance video, intimate rehearsal footage, and revealing interviews with co-creators Ann Reinking and Melissa Thodos, and the talented dancers who bring this story to life.

WHEN: Friday, June 1st @ 2:30pm & Saturday, June 2nd @ 2:30 PM

WHERE: Riverdale 10 Cinemas #7 2600 Cantrell Road , Little Rock, AR 72202 501-296-9955

TICKETS and other info can be found HERE!

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BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS on PBS!

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Breaking News! My new Dance documentary featuring Ann Reinking, Melissa Thodos and the company of Thodos Dance Chicago premieres Thursday, February 23, 10:30pm on PBS-WTTW11!

Amost exactly one year ago, I began designing, producing, and directing FOURTEEN original short films for a brand new Thodos Dance Chicago’s  story ballet called The White City: The Columbian Exposition of 1893.  The stage performance (developed and choreographed by the always inspiring team of Artistic Director Melissa Thodos and Tony Award® winner Ann Reinking) received critical and audience acclaim, and was recently named Best Dance of 2011” by the Chicago Sun Times.

As part of the core creative team, I was neck deep in the production from the very beginning, and along the way I filmed the heck out of every free moment I had.  One year later to the day from when we began this process, I locked picture on a brand new documentary created from those hours of film,  which I call Beneath the White City Lights: The Making of an American Story Ballet.  For those of you in Chicago, I’ll be premiering the film on Thursday, February 23rd at 10:30 PM on Chicago’s WTTW11.

I’ll try to post more info soon, but for the latest information,make sure to visit http://blog.kaiharding.com.

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FANCY dances its way to HOLLYWOOD this October!

Big FANCY news… my little “tale of romance told through dance” will screen twice next month as part of the latest Cinema Speakeasy program –  ‘Relationship Therapy for the Modern Human’! The first screening will be held in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, October 15th 2011, at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood.  The NEXT screening will be the following day (Sunday Oct. 16) at the ACE Hotel in Palm Springs!  Stay tuned for more info, and I hope you West Coasters can make it out!!

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Karl Dahl @ 1 Reel Bumbershoot

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Attention all Seattle-ites!  Next stop on the KARL DAHL AND THE GOLDEN CUBE world tour is the 1 REEL BUMBERSHOOT FILM FESTIVAL September 3rd-5th!

WHAT: KARL DAHL AND THE GOLDEN CUBE at the 1 REEL BUMBERSHOOT FILM FESTIVAL
WHEN:  September 4th @ Noon

WHERE: Seattle Center – 305 Harrison Street,  Seattle, WA 98109

For more screenings, check out the latest schedules HERE, and we hope to see you in Seattle!

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Karl Dahl @ Sidewalk Film Fest!

Sidewalk-Logo-smallAugust is going to be a busy month for KARL DAHL AND THE GOLDEN CUBE !  Fresh off our Hollywood premiere, we’ll jet across the country to Birmingham, Alabama for the awesome SIDEWALK FILM FEST August 26th-28th! Considering that MovieMaker Magazine has called Sidewalk one of the “Top 25 Coolest film festivals”, we really hope you can come out for the fun!

WHAT: KARL DAHL AND THE GOLDEN CUBE at the SIDEWALK FILM FEST
WHEN:  Saturday, August 27th @ 10:30am

WHERE: McWane Science Center (Rushton Theater)  – Birmingham, AL

For more screenings, check out the latest schedules HERE, and we hope you can join us in Birmingham!

Karl Dahl @ HollyShorts Film Fest!

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HollyShorts 2011

I’m honored to announce that KARL DAHL AND THE GOLDEN CUBE is coming to HOLLYWOOD to screen at the HOLLY SHORTS FILM FEST this August 11th-18th!

WHAT: KARL DAHL AND THE GOLDEN CUBE at the HOLLY SHORTS FILM FEST
WHEN: Friday, August 12th @ Noon
WHERE: Laemmle Sunset 5 – 8000 W Sunset Blvd-Los Angeles, California 90046 
TICKET LINK: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1952161969

For more screenings, check out the latest schedules HERE, and we hope you can join us in Los Angeles… it’s going to be a BLAST!

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KARL DAHL AND THE GOLDEN CUBE – SCREENING SCHEDULE 2011

Hey there Karl Dahl fans! Here’s the official Karl Dahl and the Golden Cube screening schedule! Make sure to check here regularly for the latest updates:

JUNE 2011
Little Rock, Arkansas at the LITTLE ROCK FILM FESTIVAL
Screenings:
Thursday June 2nd @ 11:00am – Clinton Presidential Center
Thursday June 2nd@ 6:30pm – Riverdale Cinemas – 2600 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR 72202
Saturday June 4th @ 10:00am – Riverdale Cinemas – 2600 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR 72202

AUGUST 2011
Hollywood, California at the HOLLY SHORTS FILM FEST
Screening: Friday August 12th @ Noon – Laemmle Sunset 5 – 8000 W Sunset Blvd-Los Angeles, California 90046
(323) 848-3500

Birmingham, Alabama at the SIDEWALK FILM FEST
Screening:  Saturday August 27th @ 10:30am – McWane Science Center (Rushton Theater)

SEPTEMBER 2011
Seattle, Washington at the BUMBERSHOOT FILM FESTIVAL
Screening: September 4th @ Noon – Seattle Center

NOVEMBER 2011
Miami, Florida at the MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Screening: Sunday, November 12th @ 2PM – Miami Children’s Museum (980 Macarthur Cswy,  Miami, FL  33132-1604)
(305) 373-5437

A final Thanks to the 2011 Little Rock Film Fest!

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Little Rock Film Festival 2011- (L to R) Amman Abbasi, Grant Curatola, Chris Olsen, and Jacob LeMaster

Thanks again Little Rock Film Festival for showing me and KARL DAHL AND THE GOLDEN CUBE such wonderful hospitality… It’s great to have a fest where you can hang out with so many old friends, make so many new friends, and see SO MANY awesome new films in just under 48 hours!  (One of these days I really have to clear my schedule to experience the ENTIRE lineup! I still can’t believe I missed the LRFF Fashion show this year-Somebody PLEASE post some pictures for me!)  There were some truly awesome highlights this trip, and while I can’t wait to talk ’em up, duty calls, and they’ll have to wait a bit till I can give ’em proper attention in a later post.  For now, I’d just like to say THANKS AGAIN Little Rock Film Festival… You Rock My World!

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