If the Dancer Dances

U.S., 86m, DCP

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Screened April 26–May 9, 2019

Choreographer Merce Cunningham profoundly influenced dance through his boldly experimental productions. On the eve of his centennial, several of his former collaborators continue his legacy by producing a new staging of his dramatic 1968 piece RainForest with members of the Stephen Petronio Company, imbuing it with a contemporary freshness. This documentary reveals the intricacies of staging Cunningham’s work and his enduring influence amid the personal stories of those who give their lives to the dance.

Exclusive NY engagement. A Monument Releasing release.

With filmmaker and special guests in person at select opening-weekend shows!

A film by Maia Wechsler

A great gift.”

Mikhail Baryshnikov