Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter A Documentary about Martha Hill “…gorgeous and powerful, crackling with energy. “ - Ernest Hardy, The Village Voice “An aesthetic treat, juxtaposing abundant archival footage of such luminaries as Martha Graham, José Limón and Antony Tudor with striking footage of contemporary dancers.” - Lisa Jo Sagolla, Film Journal International Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter reveals the story of Martha Hill, a visionary who fought against great odds to make modern dance a legitimate art form in America. In a career spanning most of the twentieth century, Hill became a behind-the-scenes leader in the dance world. Founder of the Bennington School of the Dance in the 1930s and of the American Dance Festival in the 1940s, Hill was also founding director of the Dance Division of The Juilliard School. Bonus archival footage: NYU dance class, Sebago Lake, 1931 Martha Hill dance class, Bennington College, 1935 José Limón dancing at Mills College, 1938 Martha Hill lecture, Bennington College, 1985 Bonus interviews: Paul Taylor on Juilliard Janet Soares on Lincoln Kirstein and Martha Hill Charles Reinhart on Dance as Revolt Available June 23, 2015 80 minutes, first released in 2014 ISBN 7-20229-91656-1

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter

  • A Documentary about Martha Hill Available June 23, 2015
  • VFR415

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