Dance Cinema Quarterly
Mar 19, 2013
Co-presented with Velocity Dance Center
Dance through our collective past with a surprising juxtaposition of two dance films, made by master choreographers, which explore the New York immigration experience. Jerome Robbins' West Side Story, set on the Upper West Side of New York City in the late 1950s and featuring conflict between rival street gangs, screens along side Meredith Monk's pioneering Ellis Island, which explores the site of an iconic building and tells a historical/psychological ghost story about our ancestors.