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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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American Swan in Paris
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directed by Arantxa Aguirre, 1965-; choreographed by Maurice Béjart, 1927-2007; produced by José Luis López-Liranes; performed by Kathleen Thielhelm, Béjart Ballet Lausanne (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 33 mins
'American Swan in Paris' is a love letter to Paris and to dance. It features the charming Kathleen Thielhelm from Wisconsin, nine years a dancer with the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, and a recent addition to the Bejart Ballet Lausanne. Shortly after her arrival, the company is scheduled perform at the Palais Garnier...
directed by Arantxa Aguirre, 1965-; choreographed by Maurice Béjart, 1927-2007; produced by José Luis López-Liranes; performed by Kathleen Thielhelm, Béjart Ballet Lausanne (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 33 mins
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Celestial Dance
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directed by Kari Soveri; choreographed by Traditional (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 28 mins
Sanghyang Deling is a special religious ceremony performed in a remote village in the volcanic region of northern Bali. This beautifully poetic event is meant to protect the village and its inhabitants from demons and practitioners of black magic. To ward off the insidious creatures with magical powers, all of the...
directed by Kari Soveri; choreographed by Traditional (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 28 mins
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A Dance the Gods Yearn to Witness
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directed by Anne Henderson, fl. 1975; produced by Teressa Asencia and Mark Schofield, 1972-, Pique-Nique Productions; performed by Priyamvada Sankar (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 28 mins
This beautiful film introduces one to the Bharata Natyam dance, a classical Hindu dance form which originated thousands of years ago with the legends of Shiva and Parvati. The divine origins of the dance is described in ancient Sanskrit texts. In the film we watch a novice learn from well-known artist Priyamvada S...
directed by Anne Henderson, fl. 1975; produced by Teressa Asencia and Mark Schofield, 1972-, Pique-Nique Productions; performed by Priyamvada Sankar (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 28 mins
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Electric Boogie
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produced by Tana Ross and Freke Vujist (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1983), 30 mins
The street culture of America's African-American and Hispanic neighborhoods has captivated much of the country. In this film, hailed as "magical" at the London Film Festival, we meet four boys from the Bronx who live, eat and sleep Electric Boogie. They perform anywhere, anytime. For them dancing becomes a way of...
produced by Tana Ross and Freke Vujist (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1983), 30 mins
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Enter the Faun
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directed by Daisy Wright and Tamar Rogoff; choreographed by Tamar Rogoff; produced by Daisy Wright and Tamar Rogoff, Thrifty Pictures (New York, NY: Thrifty Pictures, 2015), 1 hour 7 mins

The unlikely collaboration between a veteran choreographer and a young actor with cerebral palsy delivers astonishing proof that each and every body is capable of miraculous transformation. As Tamar Rogoff trains Gregg Mozgala to become a dancer, they discover that her lack of formal medical training and his fears...

directed by Daisy Wright and Tamar Rogoff; choreographed by Tamar Rogoff; produced by Daisy Wright and Tamar Rogoff, Thrifty Pictures (New York, NY: Thrifty Pictures, 2015), 1 hour 7 mins
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A One & A Two
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produced by Michael Angelo Di Lauro (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 27 mins
This is a portrait of Angelo, a widower after thirty-seven years of marriage, as he begins to build a new life. During the process of "starting over," he discovered afternoon ballroom dancing -- a new passion that is becoming a senior phenomenon. Set against his adventures on the dance floor in search of female co...
produced by Michael Angelo Di Lauro (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 27 mins
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Water Flowing Together: Jock Soto
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directed by Gwendolen Cates; produced by Gwendolen Cates; performed by Jock Soto, 1965- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 57 mins
Water Flowing Together offers an intimate portrait of a remarkable dancer, Jock Soto, who retired from the New York City Ballet at age forty, after a twenty-four-year career. Soto's journey as an openly gay man of Navajo Indian and Puerto Rican descent provides a rare glimpse into the life of a dancer and the disp...
directed by Gwendolen Cates; produced by Gwendolen Cates; performed by Jock Soto, 1965- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 57 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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