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Experimental Narrative, 8.5 min (1990)



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A visual poem about expression and repression in the life of a woman whose spirit thrives on sacred dance, though her daily life is spent in the business world. It is a dream piece, without dialogue, the fantasy of a powerful spiritual dancer conjuring joy into solemn lives and creating a transformation. She maintains her sense of dignity and inner strength despite a world that denies it.

Credits
Mara Alper: Writer - Producer - Director

Pat Hall Smith: Dancer - Choreographer

David Pleasant: Drummer

Charlie Morrow: Sound Design

Brooke Maroldi: Editor
Screenings & Broadcasts
PBS / WNET New York (1991, 1992)
Independent Focus

The Learning Channel (1992)
The Independents: Through Her Eyes – Broadcast nationally funded by the MacArthur Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts

Kanal 4, Germany (1992)
Broadcast internationally in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg

Dance Theater Workshop, NYC (1991)
First Light Series
Multi-media performance version

Duke University Institute of the Arts (1991)
Performance version

Dance on Screen Festival, NYC (1991)
Gold Medal Award, Anthology Film Archives

Southeast Center for Contemporary Arts (1991)
Winston-Salem, Performance version

Dance on Screen Festival (1991)
Hamburg, Germany

Folkwang Museum, Film as Art Festival (1993)
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dallas Museum of Art (1994)

Nantucket Arts Alliance (1996)

Johnson Museum of Art (2000)
Cornell University

Funding
Rockefeller Foundation / National Endowment for the Arts Inter-Arts Grant

Experimental Television Center
in conjunction with the
New York State Council on the Arts