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Apr292014

Celebrating our 22nd season

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015  STRAND THEATER, SAN FRANCISCO

 

JOIN WORDS ON DANCE AS WE CELEBRATE OUR FIRST PROGRAM OF THE 22ND SEASON
November 16 marks the inaugural benefit for the Words On Dance Collection, an incomparable series of documented stories, comprised of two decades of conversations filmed live, with legendary dance artists who have graced our stage. These celebrated artists have entrusted Words On Dance with rare dance footage, and words that represent a concordance of stories about dance training, national and international companies, choreographers and ballets, musical scores, and the offstage transitions of dance artists. Funding assists to inventory and remaster filmed conversations and performance footage, for placement in cultural repositories, and other accessible platforms.

 

NOVEMBER 16 PROGRAM
Festivities begin in the Strand lobby at 6:00 pm, theater program begins at 7:30


SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE: From TriBeCa Film Festival “EARLY SUNDAY MORNING”

Justin Peck choreography, includes a Words On Dance filmed conversation with Peck  
American Ballet Theater Principals, Isabella Boylston, and James Whiteside star in the film.

 

PREMIERE: WORDS ON DANCE SCREENING,  RITA MORENO AND CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON  
in conversation, filmed in New York, April 2015, with retrospective of Wheeldon clips, and his Tony Award choreography from the Broadway show “An American In Paris”

 

WORDS ON DANCE LIVE: CAREY PERLOFF and PASCAL MOLAT 

• Pascal Molat, San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer, onstage in conversation with ACT Artistic Director, Carey Perloff, retrospective screening of Pascal Molat, early studio footage, Paris Opera Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet

Film Premiere, directed by notable San Francisco dance filmmaker KATE DUHAMEL, featuring Pascal Molat

 

EARLY BIRD PATRON SPECIAL 
RESERVE YOUR TICKETS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 18TH AND SAVE!

Buy your tickets here: 

http://wodcollection-inauguralbenefit.eventbrite.com

$70 Patron
Priority seating for one at The Strand, November 16, pre program wine reception in the Strand lobby with artists and VIP guests, Premiere screening in the lobby directed by Kate Duhamel

 

$215 Benefactor
VIP Premium seating for one at The Strand, pre program reception, and private post program supper with Pascal Molat, Carey Perloff, and guests                                   

 

$300 Grand Benefactor
All of the above, and invitation to join American Prima Ballerina Cynthia Gregory at a exclusive event in San Francisco, Monday, October 19

 

PRESENTING SPONSORS: Mary Heylan and Timothy Marten, MD


Honorary Sponsor, Pre Program Celebration: Kimberly Graves Hamm


Lead Support: Susan Van Wagner, Jan and Robert Newman, Alison Mauze,

Elizabeth Meyer, Pauline Soffa, Anne Shonk, Sharon and Robert Yoerg,

and Mary Ann Whitten

 

 

Christopher Wheeldon / Rita Moreno screening sponsored by

The Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trust


Photo credit: Erik Tomasson

 

As the 22nd season takes form, we will launch new online episodes, and inaugurate Back story. Beyond the performance stage, Back story reveals how the passion of a dancer's life remains a constant, bringing them back to re-visit dance in various creative ways.

 

My name is Lisa Rinehart and I had the very good fortune to dance with American Ballet Theatre from 1976 to 1986. It was a time of challenges, rewards, frustrations and a lot
of fun, but after ten years it was time to move on. 

The next couple of decades were packed with college, kids, more college, and eventually, writing about dance for danceviewtimes.com and Dance Magazine. But at 52, in a possible moment of insanity, I became a student again at City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism, and amazingly, fell for visual storytelling almost as hard as I’d fallen for dance so many years before. I am now a freelance video journalist working on a wide variety of stories, but stories about dance and dancers are closest to my heart.

Moving Forward is about ballerina Wendy Whelan’s struggle to come to terms with her retirement from the New York City Ballet at the age of 47, and her determination to redefine herself as she transitions literally and figuratively to a new stage in her career. 

Moving Forward from Lisa Rinehart on Vimeo.

 

 

  

 

Soundbites! Ashley Wheater.....The Magic of Theater, a short film by Quinn Wharton

 

Receive the full four minute film created by dancer/film maker Quinn Wharton. Details soon!

 

Lead Sponsors for Words On Dance 2014 /15 season

Sue and Michael Steinberg

Rachel and Larry Norton, Catherine and Mark Slavonia, Sharon and Robert Yoerg, Barbara Horgan

Chateau Davell Winery, Patricia Unterman, The Parsonage, and Miette