Dance On Film ~ How Like An Angel
An award-winning film version of the extraordinary collaboration between the nine singers of I Fagiolini and the six acrobats of the Australian contemporary circus group Circa.
Shot in Norwich, Ely and Gloucester cathedrals during the show’s first tour in 2012, the film was commissioned as part of The Space, which was created by Arts Council England and the BBC. How Like An Angel is as much about the four UK cathedrals where the dancers go on to perform it as about the performers who would make the show, forging a human relationship with the cathedrals and challenging everyone’s relationship to these buildings for formal worship that were conceived in very different times.
The film of the show is a work of art in itself and not ‘the show’, which you need to be there to appreciate. But it gives a very good idea, for anyone who doesn’t get the chance to see it live, or who wants to relive the experience.
This special screening of Dance on Film coincides with the Steamboat Springs All Arts Festival, which includes a wide range of special visual and performing arts events throughout the community.
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Run time: 42 min.
The Dance on Film series is presented by the Bud Werner Memorial Library, Perry-Mansfield and Steamboat Dance Theatre.
The free screening includes an introduction by dance history professor and Perry-Mansfield Executive Director Joan Lazarus.
About the film's commentator
Joan Lazarus served as Executive Director of Oakland Ballet, General Manger of Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center, and Executive Director of WestWave Dance, an annual festival of new choreography presented in San Francisco. Joan has performed with or in the works of Alonzo King, Cliff Keuter, Ellen Bromberg, Victoria Morgan, Krissy Keefer, Frank Shawl, Bill DeYoung, Toni Pimble, Richard Colton and Alan Ptashek. She taught at the University of Oregon, Mills College, San Francisco Ballet, Dance Circle of Boston, The Princeton Ballet, RoCo Dance & Fitness, and Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, and co-authored the Dance Curriculum Guide adopted by the San Francisco Unified School District. She received Bay Area National Dance Week’s Contribution to the Field of Dance Award in 2006, and in 2012 she received an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Sustained Achievement. Lazarus was named 2011 Dance MVP by the San Francisco Chronicle. Joan joined the staff at Perry-Mansfield in June 2012.
About Dance On Film
This Dance On Film series is presented by Bud Werner Memorial Library, Perry-Mansfield and Steamboat Dance Theatre. Perry-Mansfield celebrates its 101st anniversary as the oldest continuously operating arts camp in the United States this year. Steamboat Dance Theatre is a community dance organization presented its 42nd annual concert March 20-22, 2014, in addition to year-round dance scholarships and education programs in Yampa Valley schools and throughout the community. This collaborative and educational dance film series features free screenings of the hottest new dance documentaries along with the finest classic dance films from a variety of genres filmed throughout the ages.