Gallim: Virtual Happy Hour - Nov

Featured Guest Ben Stamper
Past event
Nov 18, 2020
Ben Stamper

Join choreographer, artistic director and Gallim founder Andrea Miller and featured guest Ben Stamper, co-director of BOAT and co-founder of Helix Films, for a live-streamed happy hour conversation about the evolving field of dance and the arts.


Ben Stamper (Co-Director, BOAT; Co-Founder, Helix Films) is an award-winning filmmaker and artist based in the northeastern United States. His work spans narrative, documentary, and contemplative genres with a particular interest in the patterns of nature and human movement. With a background in fine art and music, Stamper’s intuitive approach to imagery and sound has led him to a broad range of human interests around the world. In recent years, Stamper has been commissioned to create numerous short films, video installations, and projections by MetLiveArts, GALLIM Dance, Utah State University, Center for Faith & Work and All Angels’ Church (NYC). In 2020 alone, Stamper has co-directed BOAT with Andrea Miller and also has co-created 3 other films with her: ORILLA for Ballet Hispánico, Shaping Absence, and Notes on Gathering, for Works & Process at the Guggenheim.

Stamper is also a Lincoln City Fellow and has been the artist-in-residence at Center for Faith & Work and Grace Farms Foundation. He has received numerous awards for his documentary work about survivors of human trafficking in India and Africa, as well as his films about young people on the autism spectrum.

Stamper also works in close collaboration with cinematographer Andrew Ellis to create films that explore the dance-on-film genre through their production company Helix Films. Past works have featured Meredith Monk, the Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Company, GALLIM Dance, New Chamber Ballet, Bill T. Jones, Ernest Felton Baker, and Matthew Rushing of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Stamper is also a regular contributor to the Brooklyn-based filmmaking collective Nomadique, as well as a frequent collaborator with Mason Jar Music, a pioneering audio/visual production company and creative collective.