Last dance [videorecording] / a collaboration between Pilobolus Dance Theatre & the Night Kitchen Theater ; a film by Mirra Bank ; directed by Mirra Bank ; produced by Mirra Bank [and] Vic Losick ; a production of Vic Losick, Inc. & Nobody's Girls, Inc.

Contributor(s): Bank, Mirra [drt, pro] | Losick, Vic [pro] | Wolken, Jonathan [chr, ive] | Barnett, Robby [chr, ive] | Tracy, Michael, 1952- [chr, ive] | Sendak, Maurice [dsr, ive] | Yorinks, Arthur [dsr, ive] | Anderson, Rebecca [prf, ive] | Louis, Gaspard [prf, ive] | Pring, Benjamin [prf, ive] | Teachout, Terry [ive] | Cook, Otis [prf, ive] | Coyoc, Josie [prf, ive] | Kent, Matt [prf, ive] | Kr�asa, Hans, 1899-1944 [cmp] | Haas, Pavel [cmp] | Bielecki, Bob [dsr, ive] | Stanley, Mark [dsr, ive] | Reinhart, Charles [ive] | Reinhart, Stephanie [ive] | Shelton, Linda [ive] | Pilobolus Dance Theatre [prf] | Night Kitchen Theater [prf] | Hawthorne String Quartet [mus] | Nobody's Girls (Firm) | Pilobolus Dance Theatre | Night Kitchen Theater | Hawthorne String QuartetMaterial type: FilmFilmPublisher number: FRF911245D | First Run/Icarus FilmsPublication details: Brooklyn, N.Y. : First Run/Icarus Films, c2002. Description: 1 videodisc (84 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 inUniform titles: Selection (Choreographic work : Pilobolus Dance Theatre). Selections. Subject(s): Pilobolus Dance Theatre | Selection (Choreographic work : Pilobolus Dance Theatre) | Dance -- Production and direction | Artistic collaborationGenre/Form: Documentary films. | Nonfiction films. | Feature films. | Feature films -- United States.DDC classification: 792.8 LOC classification: GV1782 | .L37 2002
Contents:
Start of movie -- First day -- Improvisations begin -- Maurice joins the dancers -- The story evolves -- Directors argue -- After the argument -- "Selection" gesture -- Discovering the characters -- Maurice draws on Otis -- Creation of score, lights, backdrop -- SUNY, Purchase : work in progress -- American Dance Festival & NY Times photo shoot -- Joyce Theater, NYC premiere -- Scenes from "A selection" -- End credits.
Production credits: Editing, Mirra Bank, Axuve Espinosa; director of photography, Vic Losick. | Credits for A selection: created by Pilobolus Dance Theatre (Robby Barnett, Michael Tracy, Jonathan Wolken) and the Night Kitchen Theater (Maurice Sendak, Arthur Yorinks) in collaboration with the Pilobolus dancers Rebecca Anderson, Otis Cook, Josie Coyoc, Matt Kent, Gaspard Louis, and Benjamin Pring; music, Hans Kr�asa and Pavel Haas; sets and costumes, Maurice Sendak; sound design, Bob Bielecki; lighting, Mark Stanley.Interviewees: Jonathan Wolken, Robby Barnett, Michael Tracy, Maurice Sendak, Arthur Yorinks, Rebecca Anderson, Ela Weissberger, Gaspard Louis, Benjamin Pring, Terry Teachout, Otis Cook, Josie Coyoc, Matt Kent, Bob Bielecki, Michael Hagen, Mark Stanley, Charles Reinhart, Stephanie Reinhart, Linda Shelton.Danced by Pilobolus Dance Theatre: Rebecca Anderson, Otis Cook, Josie Coyoc, Matt Kent, Gaspard Louis, and Benjamin Pring ; Music for A selection played by the Hawthorne String Quartet: Ronan Lefkowitz (violin), Si-jing Huang (violin), Mark Ludwig (viola), Sato Knudsen (cello).Summary: Documentary on the genesis of A selection, a dance work created in collaboration by Pilobolus Dance Theatre and Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks of the Night Kitchen Theater. Beginning with the first rehearsals for the work, the film explores the complex and occasionally troubled interaction between the dance company, known for its innovative collaborative approach to choreography, and Sendak, an eminent author and illustrator. Archival footage from Nazi Germany depicts the inspiration for the work, a dance of death evoking the evils of the Jewish Holocaust. The film follows A selection from its presentation as a work-in-progress at Purchase College's Performing Arts Center to its world premiere at the American Dance Festival in Durham, N.C., and its New York premiere at the Joyce Theater. A sequence of performance excerpts from the work conclude the film.
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Documentary film produced in 2002.

Special features: Pilobolus in motion; Improvisation; Dancer profiles; Maurice, Arthur and the dancers at work; Interview with director Mirra Bank; Biographies; Photo gallery; trailers.

Start of movie -- First day -- Improvisations begin -- Maurice joins the dancers -- The story evolves -- Directors argue -- After the argument -- "Selection" gesture -- Discovering the characters -- Maurice draws on Otis -- Creation of score, lights, backdrop -- SUNY, Purchase : work in progress -- American Dance Festival & NY Times photo shoot -- Joyce Theater, NYC premiere -- Scenes from "A selection" -- End credits.

Editing, Mirra Bank, Axuve Espinosa; director of photography, Vic Losick.

Credits for A selection: created by Pilobolus Dance Theatre (Robby Barnett, Michael Tracy, Jonathan Wolken) and the Night Kitchen Theater (Maurice Sendak, Arthur Yorinks) in collaboration with the Pilobolus dancers Rebecca Anderson, Otis Cook, Josie Coyoc, Matt Kent, Gaspard Louis, and Benjamin Pring; music, Hans Kr�asa and Pavel Haas; sets and costumes, Maurice Sendak; sound design, Bob Bielecki; lighting, Mark Stanley.

Interviewees: Jonathan Wolken, Robby Barnett, Michael Tracy, Maurice Sendak, Arthur Yorinks, Rebecca Anderson, Ela Weissberger, Gaspard Louis, Benjamin Pring, Terry Teachout, Otis Cook, Josie Coyoc, Matt Kent, Bob Bielecki, Michael Hagen, Mark Stanley, Charles Reinhart, Stephanie Reinhart, Linda Shelton.

Danced by Pilobolus Dance Theatre: Rebecca Anderson, Otis Cook, Josie Coyoc, Matt Kent, Gaspard Louis, and Benjamin Pring ; Music for A selection played by the Hawthorne String Quartet: Ronan Lefkowitz (violin), Si-jing Huang (violin), Mark Ludwig (viola), Sato Knudsen (cello).

Documentary on the genesis of A selection, a dance work created in collaboration by Pilobolus Dance Theatre and Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks of the Night Kitchen Theater. Beginning with the first rehearsals for the work, the film explores the complex and occasionally troubled interaction between the dance company, known for its innovative collaborative approach to choreography, and Sendak, an eminent author and illustrator. Archival footage from Nazi Germany depicts the inspiration for the work, a dance of death evoking the evils of the Jewish Holocaust. The film follows A selection from its presentation as a work-in-progress at Purchase College's Performing Arts Center to its world premiere at the American Dance Festival in Durham, N.C., and its New York premiere at the Joyce Theater. A sequence of performance excerpts from the work conclude the film.

MPAA rating: Not rated.

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