San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
WORDS ON DANCE programs offer the most unique platform for dancers to talk about their life in dance. Since 1994 this series has been a mainstay with dance audiences in San Francisco.
The amazing, late American Prima Ballerina, MARIA TALLCHIEF was one of the most captivating ballerinas of our time. In 1998, Ms. Tallchief came to San Francisco to appear in a on stage conversation with San Francisco's own ballerina, Evelyn Cisneros.
Join WORDS ON DANCE at the Vogue Theatre to watch this vibrant and candid account of how Maria Tallchif became America's Prima Ballerina......in her own words! Film highlights include her appearances on The Bell Telephone Hour with Rudolph Nureyev, and Eric Bruhn. Rare film of the Firebird, and Sylvia pas de deux, filmed at Jacob's Pillow, and the entertaining MGM feature, Million Dollar Mermaid. A special bonus is a clip of Ms. Cisneros in Val Caniparoli's acclaimed ballet Lambarena!
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Words On Dance
WORDS ON DANCE is in the 23rd season of offering audiences a opportunity to hear luminaries of the dance world come together for public conversations and screenings. Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the "nitty gritty" of dance, this unique platform continues to entertain, and educate a broad spectrum of audiences. Artists on the Words On Dance roster include the late Violette Verdy, and Michael Smuin. Other celebrated artists include Edward Villella, Maria Tallchief, Helgi Tomasson, Mark Morris, Peter Martins, Merrill Ashley, Cynthia Gregory, Christopher Wheeldon, Wendy Whelan, Rita Moreno, Eliot Feld, Twyla Tharp among other legendary artists. Words On Dance is presented in San Francisco and New York.
The current season merges the worlds of dance and sports, exploring the similarities of these two highly discliplined forms.