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Fall 2015 / Season twenty two

Thank you to all the audience members, artists, and production associates who make each season of Words On Dance come alive!


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 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. 





Season Twenty two...

the year of the Words On Dance Collection.......

over 20 years of live stories, and rare performance footage with eminent dance artists takes shape. Stay connected and learn how you can actively particiapte to bring the collection to it's next stage.

Join us in San Francisco, November 16 for a special live event to kick off year 22.





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


 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!