Dance on Film

Oct. 18–26, 2016

Our annual celebration stomps, leaps, splashes, and runs the gamut from traditional tango, as practiced by Argentina’s most famous team, to a revolution in modern dance fomented by the legendary Yvonne Rainer. There’s also the choreographer who helps transform an actor with cerebral palsy into a dancer, a joyful celebration of swing, and an evening of short films looked at from the perspective of a dancer/choreographer. All this, plus two takes, from either side of the curtain, on a completely reimagined Swan Lake.

This series is made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

Programmed by Kathryn Bonomi.

Rare Birds, Our Last Tango, Enter the Faun, and Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer are selections from the 44th annual Dance on Camera Festival, coproduced by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts.

The Dance in the Garden of Kykuit photography exhibition is on view in the Jane Peck Gallery through October. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has offered professional dance companies creative residencies at The Pocantico Center for the past seven years. Todd Shapera’s photographs capture their performances in the garden of Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate in Sleepy Hollow. The Gallery is open at noon on weekdays and 11:00 am on weekends and closes at the end of the last screening of the day.


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