Dance on Film

Feb. 21–27, 2020

Programmed by Kathy Bonomi

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

SERIES TRAILER

A Ballerina's Tale Oct. 29 Ballerina Misty Copeland has had quite a year, between her ascension to principal at American Ballet Theatre—the first female African-American…
Top Hat Nov. 1 “Heaven, I’m in heaven. And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak.” Does Top Hat endure because of the classic Irving…
Fred Astaire: Greatest Dancer in the World Nov. 1 It all started when Rudolf Nureyev appeared on The Dick Cavett Showand told then–talent coordinator Joan Kramer he hoped to meet…
Fall To Rise Nov. 2–5 “Heart-filling drama.” (Robert Redford) A beautifully nuanced look at dancers coming to terms with the unrelenting demands of their profession. Fall…
Tap World Nov. 3–8 Tap dancers of all ages and nationalities turned the cameras on themselves in celebration of an original American art form…
Shake the Dust Nov. 4 From Yemen to Colombia, Cambodia to Uganda, young people living in poverty are expressing themselves through breakdancing. Filmmaker Adam Sjöberg…
Another Telepathic Thing Jan. 21 “See the work of Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar whenever possible.” (New York Times) When Big Dance Theater’s Another Telepathic Thing…
Flamenco, Flamenco June 13 Back by Popular Demand! In this immersive plunge into the sounds and spirit of flamenco, there are no subtitles to distract, just the music…
A Swan Lake Oct. 21–30 Encore Screening The celebrated opening of Swan Lake at the Mariinsky Theatre in 1895 paved the way for it to become a…
Alive and Kicking Oct. 22–23 “Killer footage of couples throwing each other around at high speed without mussing their hair…nudging more than a few sedentary…
Our Last Tango Oct. 22–23 “There’s something achingly poignant about watching the octogenarian Nieves and Copes direct ‘themselves’—while addressing what might have been.… Beautifully choreographed.”…
Enter the Faun Oct. 23–26 Oct 26: Q&A Gregg Mozgala, Peter Pucci, Kitty Lunn, and Kathleen Fitzgerald “A choreographer and her muse explore the realm of the body with courage, honesty, and diligence.” (Claire Danes) He walks…
Stepping Out on Screen Oct. 24 Q&A Peter Pucci with Chisa Hidaka, Miki Orihara, and Mike Kirsch An evening of short films curated by choreographer Peter Pucci offers a look at dance on screen from the creator’s…
Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer Oct. 25–26 Oct 25: Q&A choreographer Pat Catterson with Peter Pucci The only documentary to focus solely on the life and career of Yvonne Rainer, Feelings Are Facts: The Life of…
Rare Birds Feb. 8 Even I’m surprised that this is one my favorites of the year, a totally unknown film that chronicles the Norwegian…
Cunningham Feb. 21–27 Feb 27: Q&A Dance on Film host Peter Pucci w/ dancers/choreographers Gus Solomons, Meg Harper, and Jennifer Goggans of The Cunningham Trust “Thrilling. An excellent introduction to a great body of work…. It helps you see how the air around a dancer…

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