"Packer and Bridgman never cease expanding, vanishing and defying the laws of gravity under our astounded eyes."

La Presse, Montreal

Dance Films
In addition to their stage works that integrate live performance with video technology, Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer create stand-alone dance films.

LOOK OUT (2018)

Look Out, a driving and precarious choreographic voyage through rooftops, a parking lot, and a construction site filmed entirely by drone camera, captures unexpected angles, distances, and perspectives. Shot on location during LUMBERYARD Under Construction Summer Festival 2018 (Catskill, NY), it features Bridgman|Packer choreography and performance, cinematography by Gavin Preuss, and industrial-percussion by Jeff Cook. Look Out has been selected for Screendance Miami and received Best Cinematography at the Experimental Dance & Music Film Festival and Best Drone Film at the Beyond Earth Festival.

Presenters may commission a version of Look Out to be filmed on the presenter’s campus or designated area. Filming is all shot on site with a drone camera.


This film was inspired by those for whom touch and embrace were absent during the pandemic. In light of this, it explores the concept of virtual embrace and its relationship with the physical. “Embracing”, moving, and merging with each other’s film images, Bridgman and Packer delve into the relationship of intimacy and distance while exploring the uncertain, ephemeral, impermanent nature of existence. With choreography, performance, and filmmaking by Bridgman and Packer and music by composer/violist Martha Mooke, it has received Best Choreography Award at the Best Global Shorts Film Festival, Judge’s Special Mention at Redwood Shorts and Scripts, and Best Dance Film at the Experimental Dance & Music Film Festival.