Book: “Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter” At The Top (video)

marthahilldancingMiss 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.

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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:


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