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Crazy Horse - The Rehersals and Performances at a French Burlesque
CRAZY HORSE follows the rehearsals and performances of the Crazy Horse Paris for a new show, DESIRS, staged by Philippe Decoufle, a celebrated French choreographer, as well as the backstage preparations of the dancers (make-up and costume fittings) and the…
Impulso - The Rise of a Flamenco Prodigy
The spectacular avant-garde choreographies of flamenco dancer Rocio Molina have electrified audiences around the world. Her extravagant, mesmerizing and mostly improvised pieces combine traditional Flamenco with modern-dance, avant-garde theatrics, objects, paint, and eclectic music compositions. IMPULSO is an intimate portrait…
Ballet - A Profile of the American Ballet Theatre
BALLET is a profile of the American Ballet Theatre, an important classical ballet company. The film presents the company in rehearsal in their New York studio and on tour in Athens and Copenhagen. Choreographers, ballet masters and mistresses are shown…
La Danse - The Paris Opera Ballet
The Paris Opera Ballet is one of the world's great ballet companies. The film follows the rehearsals and performances of seven ballets: Genus by Wayne McGregor, Le Songe de Medee by Angelin Preljocaj, La Maison de Bernarda by Mats Ek,…
Exposed - The Life and Work of Burlesque Stars
Looks at eight boundary-breaking burlesque stars who use their naked bodies as canvases. These cutting-edge artists combine politics, satire, and physical comedy to challenge the audience's notions of gender identity, disability, and sexuality. Nominated for Best Documentary/Essay Film at the…
Flamenco, Flamenco - A Musical Odyssey Through a Dynamic Art Form
An evolutionary musical odyssey through a dynamic art form, crafted by Oscar-winning filmmakers, FLAMENCO, FLAMENCO reaches beyond the borders of Spanish culture toward universal artistic expression. "You don't have to speak the language to get drawn into the captivating performances…
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The film shows a recording of A Midsummer Night's Dream in the famous Balanchine choreography, which made the ballet such a popular staple with companies all over the world. Danced by three star-dancers in the main roles and a company…
Getting to the Nutcracker - The Making of a Christmas Classic
Every Christmas The Nutcracker is performed in cities around the world. What does it take to produce this timeless ballet? Witness the passion of young dancers, from auditions to the final, triumphant performance.
Lives of Performers
A stark and revealing examination of romantic alliances, LIVES OF PERFORMERS examines the dilemma of a man who can't choose between two women and makes them both suffer. Originally part of a dance performance choreographed by filmmaker Yvonne Rainer. Selected…
Contemporary Color - David Byrne Celebrates the Creativity of Color Guard
In the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center to celebrate the creativity of color guard: synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles, and sabers, colloquially known as "the sport of the arts." The…
Martha Graham: Dance on Film
One of the great artistic forces of the twentieth century, performer, choreographer, and teacher Martha Graham influenced dance worldwide. Criterion presents a sampling of her stunning craft, all collaborations with television arts-programming pioneer Nathan Kroll. A Dancer's World (1957), narrated…
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Moccasins And Microphones - Modern Native American Storytelling Through Performance Poetry
This documentary journeys with the Santa Fe Indian School Spoken Word Team as they prepare and present a theater production of their finest poems woven with traditional and contemporary song and dance.
Alexander Ekman - A Swan Lake
"I wanted to do something big and wild and different. Something with water!" said choreographer Alexander Ekman and filled the Main Stage at the Oslo Opera House with 5,000 litres of water. In A Swan Lake, his new full-length work…
Maya Deren, Volume One, Dances For The Camera
This is a compilation of some of Maya Deren's most important films: The Very Eye of Night (1955), Ritual In Transfigured Time (1946), Meditation On Violence (1948), Study For Choreography And Camera (1945). These films address dance as "...the stylization…
Legends of Russian Ballet
The film is made as a concert which is composed of unique fragments of dances from the famous performances of the great ballet dancers of the XX century, who brought fame to the Bolshoi theatre. The film depicts stories about…
Argentina - Folklore, Dance and Music
Argentina explores the heart of traditional Argentine folklore via a series of choreographed tableaux retracing a history rich in original culture. The unique mise en scene of the dance mixed with awe-inspiring traditional songs performed by the musicians make it…
Last Dance - The Pilobolus Dance Theater Honors Holocaust Victims
Powerhouse creative forces unite, and sparks fly, in Mirra Bank's award-winning LAST DANCE. Bank follows the dazzling Pilobolus Dance Theater and legendary author-illustrator, Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) as they collaborate on the dance-theater work that honors a…
Martha Graham Dance Company
Described by The Washington Post as "one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe", this groundbreaking and celebrated company is embracing a new vision that showcases masterpieces by Martha Graham, her peers and their successors as well as newly…
Dance for Camera - Six Dance Films from Around the World
Dance for Camera presents six films that are among the most outstanding examples of a new film genre that merges dance and film. Selected from festivals in Europe and North America, and winners of over 17 international awards, these films…
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Alonzo King Lines Ballet
The choreographer Alonzo King, acclaimed as "one of the few, true Ballet Masters of our times" by world-famous William Forsythe, works with his company The Alonzo King LINES Ballet in San Francisco. Before founding LINES Ballet in 1982 King has…
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