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To Dance Like a Man
Identical triplets Angel, Cesar and Marcos, age 11, are passionate about becoming ballet dancers. And they all want the same thing: to be picked for a role in an important ballet in Havana, Cuba. Who will be chosen? Their teachers at the world-renowned National Ballet School of Cuba say all…
Bart Cook: Choreographer
Bart Cook became a Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet in 1979. He worked extensively with Jerome Robbins, Associate Artistic Director of NYCB and prolific choreographer. Bart originated and performed soloist roles in The Cage, Glass Pieces, I'm Old Fashioned, Dances at a Gathering, The Concert and Opus 19.…
15 Days of Dance - The Making of Ghost Light
Commissioned by Center for the Moving Image, University at Buffalo, Brian Reeder's new work for the ABT Studio Company is a ballet for six dancers set to Music for the Theater by Aaron Copland and featuring costumes designed by Reeder. Dance critic and Professor Ann Murphy writes, "Ghost light, as…
Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet
Etoiles celebrates the legacy of the famed Paris Opera Ballet by weaving together rehearsals and tour snapshots of classical ballets as well as contemporary works. Celebrated filmmaker Nils Tavernier delves into the psychology of dance by talking candidly with some of the biggest stars in dance today, who give perspectives…
The Dancer
The Dancer follows the young and gifted Katja Bjorner through years of intensive training at the Royal Swedish Ballet School as she develops into an international ballet star. Filmed with an eye toward conveying the physical aspects of dancing -- the pain, sweat, and tears, as well as the exquisite…
Dancing Across Borders
Dancing Across Borders is the intimate and triumphant story of Sokvannara "Sy" Sar, who as a young man in Cambodia was dancing with a small troupe in Angkor Wat when Anne Bass, a longtime patron of dance in America, saw him perform. Bass was so taken with Sy's talent and…
PS Dance! Dance Education in Public Schools
PS DANCE!, two years in the making, interviews 16 kids and captures more than 100 students, who joyfully share the influence of dance on their daily learning. Created by award-winning dance filmmaker Nel Shelby, dance ambassador Jody Gottfried Arnhold, and dance education consultant Joan Finkelstein, PS DANCE! shows that dance…
Charleen
One month in the life of Charleen Swansea, North Carolina poet, mother, beloved teacher, eccentric, romantic, and complex star of McElwee's Sherman's March
The Black Roots of Salsa - Cuban Dance and Music
Get fascinated by this journey owing to Cuban culture, full of dance and music. In interviews, music- and dance sequences exhibit some of the most important and world famous protagonists of the cultural scene in Cuba, the conversion of Cuban Salsa, Rumba and African tradition until the present era. The…
After School Experiences
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
Some of the most enjoyed learning experiences are the ones we participate in after school hours, which is the theme of this eclectic program that presents all sorts of exciting hands-on activities. We begin discovering the art of shepherding with border collies at the Meeker Sheepdog Trials; then fly down…
Photographic Memory
Filmmaker Ross McElwee (Sherman's March, Bright Leaves) finds himself in frequent conflict with his son, a young adult who seems addicted to and distracted by the virtual worlds of the internet. To understand his fractured love for his son, McElwee travels back to St. Quay-Portrieux in Brittany for the first…
Time Indefinite
McElwee, Charleen Swansea, and several other memorable characters you met in Sherman's March invite you to pick up their story in Time Indefinite, McElwee's hilariously profound sequel to his much-beloved, critically acclaimed hit. When McElwee announces at the family gathering in South Carolina that he's going to marry a nice…