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Seattle Film Premiere: “If the Dancer Dances”
WhenThursday, Apr 11, 2019, 7 – 8 p.m.
WhereHenry Art Gallery

If a dance is not danced, it vanishes. "If the Dancer Dances," a new documentary by former MCDC member Lise Friedman and Maia Wechsler, confronts one of the most urgent issues facing the dance world today: how do we prevent the loss of masterworks to time? The film invites viewers into the intimate world of the dance studio. Stephen Petronio, one of today’s leading dance-makers, is determined to help his dancers breathe new life into Cunningham’s iconic RainForest (1968). With help from former MCDC members, the film tracks Petronio’s dancers as they strive to re-stage this great work, revealing what it takes to keep a dance—and a legacy—alive. "If the Dancer Dances" is the first documentary on Cunningham’s work since his passing in 2009.

Photo credit: "If the Dancer Dances," film still…
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