Dance on Film 2018

Oct. 3–14, 2018

Our annual celebration hoofs, waltzes, pirouettes, and runs the gamut from the gender-bending Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo to dances inspired by the great Swedish director Ingmar Bergman—plus flamenco, ballroom (with a twist!), contemporary dance, and the stories of young people around the world learning to express themselves through movement. The choreographer Stephen Petronio joins us for If the Dancer Dances, and two of today’s great tappers will be here for American Tap. We also continue our tradition of an evening dedicated to short films, curated by choreographer Peter Pucci.

Programmed by Kathryn Bonomi

Made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

SERIES TRAILER

Rebels on Pointe Oct. 3, 2018 Opening Night with RECEPTION “The performances are hilarious, but the dancing is no joke.” (New York Times) In the world of Les Ballets Trockadero…
If the Dancer Dances Oct. 4–7, 2018 10/4: Q&A Choreographer Stephen Petronio, director/producer Maia Wechsler, and producer Lise Friedman in conversation with host Peter Pucci “The beauty and the tender and amazing thing about dance is that it gets passed from one body and one…
Bronx Gothic Oct. 5–11, 2018 “A mesmerizing solo piece. Okpokwasili in motion is a sight to behold.” (New York Times) From director Andrew Rossi (Page…
Ingmar Bergman Through the Choreographer’s Eye Oct. 6–10, 2018 In Ingmar Bergman’s films, movement is a language all its own—be it the lyrical turn of a head or extension…
Moving Stories Oct. 6–7, 2018 “A brilliant new documentary that shows dance as soft power supporting people that political and social failures have hurt.” (Psychology…
La Chana Oct. 6–8, 2018 “Brava! The irresistible power of La Chana palpably burst[s] from the screen.” (Hollywood Reporter) With arms upraised, her face a…
Hot to Trot Oct. 7–11, 2018 The creativity and freshness of same-sex dance partnering is shaking things up in the world of ballroom competition—and making it…
American Tap Oct. 9, 2018 Q&A Tap dancer/choreographer and American Tap associate producer Michela Marino Lerman and tap dancer/choreographer Ayodele Casel with host Peter Pucci This high-spirited chronicle of the quintessentially American dance form spans the tap panorama from its beginnings in the African drum…
Dancers Dancing Oct. 14, 2018 Curated by choreographer Peter Pucci This selection of short films curated by choreographer Peter Pucci explores an eclectic variety of styles such as professional ballet,…

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