Danza Antiqua

Performance Videography & DVD Production

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After several years of videoing its own on stage performances and for local Companies, Danza Antiqua has developed experience in this specialist area. We understand the challenges of capturing the performance the way its creator intended to be seen by the audience and transferring it in a seemless way to DVD. We use professional quality Panasonic cameras AG-HMC150(1080 HD) & DVX-100A (SD), plus the latest Pinnacle Studio 15 authoring software.

Selected Projects

Chambersburg Ballet Theatre Company, Chambersburg, PA
Orchesis Modern Dance Ensemble, Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA
Mercersburg Elementary School, Artist Residency Performance, PA
Chambersburg Ballet Theatre School, Chambersburg, PA
Andrew Steed, Professional Story Teller, Gettysburg, PA
Greencastle Antrim School District, Dance Performance, PA
Chambersburg Area High School, Dance Peformance, PA
Youth Arts Initiative, Performance Showcase, Chamberburg, PA

Our Videography Approach

We capture the view that a member of the audience would get at a performance sat in a rear row middle seat. Fred Astaire insisted that his contracts included that his dance sequences would be filmed full body length, because the performance was a presentation of movement in space and as such to cut and zoom was to destroy the very visual art he was providing. This approach also records and preserves the choreography or movement as intended to be seen by the audience. Cutting and zooming takes one creativity and overlays someone elses creativity on the performance. The editor overrides the artist.

If this approach is what you are looking for, please contact us and we will provide examples of our work.


We have worked inside theatres, auditoriums, senior centres, school classrooms, private homes and outside locations. Each has its challenges, but our experience has met those challenges.


We will always prepare a detailed proposal for your unique project. Hourly rates are currently $25.00 / hr or part hour for videography. Subsequent transfer and processing, to authoring and duplication ready files is based on actual time taken at the same rate. Our duplication services are highly competitive as we do not insist on bulk runs to give you good prices. We can give you a great price on low or large volumes. We will also do the DVD label and container artwork for you, if required. Travel expenses are at cost.

Please contact us to discuss your project.

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Danza Antiqua* 129 North Main Street* Mercersburg * PA * 17236