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Last Dance

Overview

In 2001, author and artist Maurice Sendak entered into an unusual collaboration with the Pilobolus Dance Company to create A Selection, a contemporary ballet inspired by true stories of the Holocaust. As Sendak and the Pilobolus creative team construct the piece from the ground up, they find themselves clashing over creative issues as they also juggle the weighty issues of how to honestly deal with the issues of the Holocaust within the context of a dance piece without trivializing them in the process. Filmmaker ...
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Overview

In 2001, author and artist Maurice Sendak entered into an unusual collaboration with the Pilobolus Dance Company to create A Selection, a contemporary ballet inspired by true stories of the Holocaust. As Sendak and the Pilobolus creative team construct the piece from the ground up, they find themselves clashing over creative issues as they also juggle the weighty issues of how to honestly deal with the issues of the Holocaust within the context of a dance piece without trivializing them in the process. Filmmaker Mirra Bank was on hand to document both the ballet and its creation, and Last Dance offers an intimate look at the creative process in action, as well as the striking ballet they produced.
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Special Features

16:9 enhanced; Interview with director Mirra Bank; Four short films including Pilobolus in Motion; Biographies; Photo gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/23/2004
  • UPC: 720229911245
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Run Features
  • Time: 1:24:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 57,694

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Maurice Sendak
Technical Credits
Mirra Bank Director, Editor, Producer
Vic Losick Cinematographer, Co-producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start of Movie [5:26]
2. First Day [6:40]
3. Improvisations Begin [4:14]
4. Maurice Joins the Dancers [2:40]
5. The Story Evolves [6:04]
6. Directors Argue [3:35]
7. After the Argument [5:26]
8. 'Selection' Gesture [6:37]
9. Discovering the Characters [3:28]
10. Maurice Draws on Otis [4:32]
11. Creation of Score; Lights; Backdrop [4:14]
12. SUNY, Purchase: Work in Progress [4:53]
13. American Dance Festival & NY Times Photo Shoot [6:23]
14. Joyce Theater, NYC Premiere [2:57]
15. Scenes From 'A Selection' [13:33]
16. End Credits [2:36]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Chapters
   Special Features
      PILOBOLUS in Motion
      Improvisation
      Dancer Profiles
      Maurice, Arthur and the Dancers at Work
      Interview With Director Mirra Bank
      Biographies
         Pilobolus Dance Theatre
         Maurice Sendak
         Arthur Yorinks
         Mirra Bank
         Vic Losick
      Photo Gallery
      Trailers
         Etoiles
         Dance for Camera
         Ashtanga, NY: A Yoga Documentary
         Contact Us
   About First Run Features
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