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In My Hands
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produced by Emma Joan Morris and Brenda Siemer Scheider (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 56 mins
This inspiring film brings hope to parents and caregivers of children who are "different." It focuses on individuals and families learning to live with a little-known and potentially fatal connective tissue disorder, Marfan Syndrome. People with the condition are frequently tall, with disproportionately long arms...
produced by Emma Joan Morris and Brenda Siemer Scheider (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 56 mins
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Tap or Die
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directed by Jackie Paré, fl. 2013; produced by Jackie Paré, fl. 2013, Fountain Square Productions (New York, NY: Tap or Die LLC, 2013), 1 hour 2 mins
TAP OR DIE is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of master hoofer Derick Grant. He brought in the funk with Savion Glover and now he’s determined to bring his own hip, rousing show—Imagine Tap!—to Broadway. It was a hit in Chicago, but the show faces a convoluted course of obstacles in the Big...
directed by Jackie Paré, fl. 2013; produced by Jackie Paré, fl. 2013, Fountain Square Productions (New York, NY: Tap or Die LLC, 2013), 1 hour 2 mins
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Can't Stop Now
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directed by Eileen Thalenberg, fl. 1960; choreographed by Jiří Kylián, 1947- and Patrick Delacroix; produced by Eileen Thalenberg, fl. 1960, Paul Cadieux, fl. 1985-2014 and Gail McIntyre, Stormy Night Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 55 mins
This film features six dancers, who at the height of their powers were among the world's most praised artists. Thanks to the vision of Jiri Kylian of Netherlands Dance Theatre III, these superb dancers have been able to continue their careers beyond the age of forty. Their remarkable performances break all stereot...
directed by Eileen Thalenberg, fl. 1960; choreographed by Jiří Kylián, 1947- and Patrick Delacroix; produced by Eileen Thalenberg, fl. 1960, Paul Cadieux, fl. 1985-2014 and Gail McIntyre, Stormy Night Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 55 mins
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Chuck Davis, Dancing Through West Africa
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directed by Gorham Kindem; produced by Jane Desmond and Gorham Kindem; performed by Chuck Davis (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1987), 28 mins
Here is a spirited celebration of traditional African dance filmed in the villages and suburban compounds of Senegal and The Gambia. Chuck Davis, an internationally renowned ethnic dancer, is accompanied by several American dancers on one of his frequent visits to West Africa. The film is an intimate and inspiring...
directed by Gorham Kindem; produced by Jane Desmond and Gorham Kindem; performed by Chuck Davis (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1987), 28 mins
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The Dance Goodbye
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directed by Ron Steinman, fl. 1995-1996; produced by Eileen Douglas, fl. 2014 and Ron Steinman, fl. 1995-1996 (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2014), 56 mins
What is life like for a dancer when they can no longer dance? Inspired by Merrill Ashley’s departure from the New York City Ballet as an acclaimed principal dancer, this documentary captures the poignancy of this life turning point. After a struggle to find her next step, today Merrill Ashley travels around the...
directed by Ron Steinman, fl. 1995-1996; produced by Eileen Douglas, fl. 2014 and Ron Steinman, fl. 1995-1996 (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2014), 56 mins
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Dancing in Jaffa
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written by Hilla Medalia, 1977-; directed by Hilla Medalia, 1977-; choreographed by Pierre Dulaine, 1944-; produced by Diane Nabatoff, 1956-; performed by Pierre Dulaine, 1944- (Dancing Jaffa, 2013), 1 hour 26 mins
In the city of Jaffa, strife between Jewish and Palestinian Israelis has become commonplace. The children especially are affected, segregated along religious lines that only throw fuel on the fires of animosity. But one man thinks there is a solution in an unlikely place: dance. Dancing in Jaffa follows internat...
written by Hilla Medalia, 1977-; directed by Hilla Medalia, 1977-; choreographed by Pierre Dulaine, 1944-; produced by Diane Nabatoff, 1956-; performed by Pierre Dulaine, 1944- (Dancing Jaffa, 2013), 1 hour 26 mins
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Gil Roman and the Béjart Ballet Lausanne: Of Heart and Courage
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directed by Arantxa Aguirre, 1965-; produced by José Luis López-Liranes; performed by Gil Roman, 1960-, Béjart Ballet Lausanne (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 1 hour 19 mins
Selected by his mentor to lead the Bejart Ballet Lausanne (BBL), Gil Roman is well aware of the dauntingly large shoes he’s expected to fill. His choreography and his leadership must prove worthy to secure the future of the institution, which has never before operated without its founder’s active guidance. Dar...
directed by Arantxa Aguirre, 1965-; produced by José Luis López-Liranes; performed by Gil Roman, 1960-, Béjart Ballet Lausanne (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 1 hour 19 mins
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Guguletu Ballet
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directed by Kristin Pichaske (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 24 mins
In 1992, a white South African ballet dancer ventured into a township and began teaching classes in an empty schoolroom. Within a few years, hundreds of township children took up ballet, and a program called Dance For All was born. Guguletu Ballet profiles some of the extraordinary people behind Dance For All's su...
directed by Kristin Pichaske (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 24 mins
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In a Jazz Way: A Portrait of Mura Dehn
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produced by Louise Ghertler and Pamela Katz; performed by Mura Dehn, 1905-1985 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1986), 28 mins
Mura Dehn was a Russian-born dancer who came to America in the 1930's, drawn by the magic of Harlem's jazz. Realizing that jazz dance was an extraordinary new art form, she dedicated herself to preserving it on film. In this delightful film, made when she was 82, her reminiscences are interwoven with excerpts from...
produced by Louise Ghertler and Pamela Katz; performed by Mura Dehn, 1905-1985 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1986), 28 mins
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Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter
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directed by Greg Vander Veer, fl. 2007-2014; produced by Vernon Scott, fl. 2014; performed by Trevor Carlson, fl. 2014, Diana Byer, 1946- and Robert Battle, 1972- (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2014), 1 hour 20 mins
Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter tells the inspiring and largely unknown story of Martha Hill, a woman whose life was defined by her love for dance, and who successfully fought against great odds to establish dance as a legitimate art form in America. Through archival footage, lively interviews with friends and inti...
directed by Greg Vander Veer, fl. 2007-2014; produced by Vernon Scott, fl. 2014; performed by Trevor Carlson, fl. 2014, Diana Byer, 1946- and Robert Battle, 1972- (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2014), 1 hour 20 mins
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