Dance program partners with Pickford Film Center for Doctober dance docs
The Western Washington University Dance program is partnering with the Pickford Film Center to present two dance documentaries for the Pickford's celebrated film festival, Doctober.
Airing on October 11 – Indigenous People’s Day - Bangarra Dance Theatre’s 30th anniversary is marked by "Firestarter," following three Aboriginal brothers as they form what has become a cultural phenom. With gorgeous and original choreography and music the brothers must meet personal and intergenerational trauma with a message for social change.
Also, on Saturday, October 9, Director of Dance Susan Haines is leading a pre-show lecture and discussion on "Balanchine's Movement Language: Innovation and Appropriation" at 10:15 a.m. before the 11 a.m. screening of “In Balanchine’s Classroom” In the world of ballet, no names loom larger than George Balanchine and the New York City Ballet. Enter his classroom and his world as seen through the eyes of the dancers he taught who are determined to pass on his legacy to a new generation of ballerinas.
Tickets and information are available online at the Pickford Film Center.