Dance on Film 2019

Oct. 17–24, 2019

Our annual celebration leaps, pirouettes, stomps, and runs the gamut from films on modern dance and ballet, featuring performers from young initiates to some of the greatest stars, to a flamenco artist who is redefining this supremely traditional form. We open with the biopic Yuli—The Carlos Acosta story, featuring Acosta himself and a stellar cast of Cuban dancers. Later in the series, choreographer Trey McIntyre joins us for Gravity Hero, about his world-famous Trey McIntyre Project, and we continue our tradition of an evening dedicated to short films, curated by choreographer Peter Pucci.

Made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

Programmed by Kathryn Bonomi

Already eager to hit the dance floor? Visit the JBFC Blog for JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 19: Dance on Film, carefully curated by choreographer Peter Pucci in celebration of this year’s short film program, Dancers Dancing: Love Stories, on Oct. 20.

Yuli—The Carlos Acosta Story Oct. 17 Opening Night with RECEPTION “Wholly original and deeply affecting.” (London Times) Yuli tells the fascinating life story of ballet superstar Carlos Acosta, who forged…
Impulso Oct. 18–20 “Captures the essence of a mesmerizing performer.” (Hollywood Reporter) Rocío Molina is electrifying on stage, alternately possessed by unearthly forces…
Danseur Oct. 19–22 “I’ve spent the last two years creating a documentary about the struggles that young men face when they choose to…
Creative: Alexander Ekman’s Study in Creativity Oct. 19–23 What is creativity? Can a person tap into their own creative powers? In this wacky and irreverent film, Alexander Ekman…
From Knee to Heart Oct. 19–24 Picó’s work is “a manifesto for a world where artistic expression is defined by desire and aptitude instead of age…
Dancers Dancing: Love Stories Oct. 20 Q&A choreographer Peter Pucci In this edition of Dance on Film’s annual shorts program curator Peter Pucci explores different relationships that evolve out of…
Trey McIntyre’s Gravity Hero Oct. 21 Q&A choreographer and filmmaker Trey McIntyre “The art was telling me that things had to change. And they had to change big.” (Trey McIntyre) In 2014,…
Kaori Ito: A Body of Life Oct. 22–23 “One of the most exciting interpreters of her generation.” (Le Temps) “I am like Japan, a paradox. The farther one…

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