Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter reveals the little known story of Martha Hill, a visionary who fought against great odds to make contemporary and modern dance a legitimate art form in America.
“Illuminating…distills the essence of a time when American dance, like never before, sought to comment on society rather than escape from it.” —Siobhan Burke, The New York Times
In a career spanning most of the 20th century, Hill became a behind the scenes leader of the field and the founding director of The Juilliard Dance Division.
Stylistically weaving together over 90 years of archival footage, the film is a celebration of dance and an examination of the passion required to keep it alive.
Here’s a trailer from the video:
Products are provided for purchase through AmazonSmile link to help support Iris House a center for Women living with HIV in Harlem and this site.
Like this article? Get our Harlem Newsletter straight to your inbox. Sign-Up!