In this revelatory new documentary, director Reiner E. Moritz poses the question: How has the media influenced dance in the twentieth century and vice versa? Over this period an extensive archive of beautiful choreography, performed by the finest dancers has accumulated on film and television, resulting in a major dispersion of dance through the media. In addition, new art forms such as dance movies and ballet films have emerged from this development in moving images, where dance is created specifically for the camera. 'A History of Dance on Screen' contains an impressive amount of archive footage featuring the greatest dancers and choreographers of the twentieth and twenty first centuries, framed by in-depth interviews with great personalities of the contemporary dance scene.
Featuring extensive archive material with Anna Pavlova, Maya Plisetskaya and Isadora Duncan, Fred Astaire and Moira Shearer, choreographies by Martha Graham and Sasha Waltz, as well as interviews and comments by John Neumeier, Matthew Bourne and The Ballet Boyz.
A Film by Reiner E. Moritz
Sound: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Duration: 90 mins