Edward Villella, Crista Villella, and
Deborah M. Kaufman at the Paley Center for Media
Words On Dance is proud to host the San Francisco premeire of the current hit film....
AFTERNOON OF A FAUN: TANAQUIL LE CLERCQ
a film by Nancy Buirski
FRIDAY, MARCH 21
OPERA PLAZA CINEMA, SAN FRANCISCO
7:15 PM until 9:15 PM
Dirtector, Nancy Buirski will make a special appearance for a
post screening conversation with
Anita Paciotti, Ballet Mistress, San Francisco Ballet
VIP, premium seating, post screening celebration with Ms. Buirski, Ms. Paciotti and
special guests immediately following
click on link for reservations: http://wordsondancefaunpremeire.eventbrite.com
In addition to the Words On Dance, premeire event, the film plays for a full week with daily showtimes
March 21 through 27, at Landmark's Opera Plaza Cinemas
With 2014 upon us, we are excited about our initiative to keep the Words On Dance collection alive. So, we embark on this adventure, naming it Alive Collection. You can well imagine the task ahead. Stay tuned to the website, as we launch a campaign to invite your partnership in ensuring Words On Dance remains available for generations to come.
The year will bring some new beginnings. How do we engage a new generation to keep dance documentation vibrant? We will follow our intitial success of Words On Dance twenty years ago, and take a grassroots approach. We are thrilled to give Joanna Berman the lead in becoming a Producer of Words On Dance. We will assist Joanna in her endeavor to continue keeping Words On Dance in the forefront of a live audience, and announce her guest artists soon. If you were fortunate to be at our twentieth anniversary launch with Joanna, and Ashley Wheater, you will not want to miss her smart, witty style in upcoming onstage conversations.
Words On Dance was honored to welcome Edward Villella back to New York City this past March, when we presented him with his daughter, Crista at the Paley Center for Media. Stay tuned as we develop a new public program with Mr. Villella, where the topic of classicism in the 21st century will be explored.
We are equally proud that our San Francisco audience arrived at The Vogue Theatre in July, to watch our film of the 1998 live program with the late Maria Tallchief, and Evelyn Cisneros. Ms. Tallchief's appearance for Words On Dance was one of the most fascinating accounts of an extraordinary life in dance, truly an American dance hero. It was a privilege to bring her to San Francisco, and spend time with her.
Thank you all for keeping us on the road during the twentieth year. Stay with us to take the lead in partnering with Words On Dance, and participate with Alive Collection!
CELEBRATE THE TWENTIETH YEAR OF WORDS ON DANCE...
Fall, 1994... six friends gather in a living room to explore a project for dancers to talk about the course of their life in dance with a live audience. A few months later, following the debut of his new company at The Joyce Theatre in New York, Michael Smuin launches Words On Dance at New Performance Gallery, now known as ODC Theatre!
WORDS ON DANCE subsequently welcomed Violette Verdy, in conversation with Mikko Nissenen to the stage at Yerba Buena Forum, followed in 1996 by Edward Villella. In 1998, Maria Tallchief graced the stage of Yerba Buena Theatre, garnering an audience of 600 people! The success and growth of these programs symbolize that the creative intelligence of dance artists will serve generations of dancers and audiences for years to come. Each WORDS ON DANCE passes forward a valuable story. From Michael to Violette, Villella to Tallchief, Mark Morris, Helgi Tomasson, Cynthia Gregory, Peter Martins, Rita Moreno, Allegra Kent, Merrill Ashley and numerous others, it has been a privilege to share this journey with our audience.
At this 20 year juncture, it is incumbent upon WORDS ON DANCE to maintain access to these authentic documentations that have been intrusted to us. We look forward to fullfilling the next chapter of our work, and realize platforms to make the footage of the twenty year collection available to you.
The Jerome Robbins Foundation
The John and Lisa Pritzker Family Fund
proud recipient of
2012 Isadora Duncan Award for Sustained Acheivement
DEBORAH M. KAUFMAN, PRODUCER