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CDF Movie Night: Out of Focus

Oct 13 , 2016 Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance

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Charlotte Dance Festival presents 'Out of Focus', a documentary on Ohad Naharin.  Immediately following the screening, Caroline Calouche (CDF Director) will lead a discussion with Jean Pierre Bonnefoux (Charlotte Ballet's Artistic Director), two main company dancers and the audience. 

This is a great event to learn more about one of the 21st Century's most influential contemporary dance choreographers.  Be sure to see Naharin's work 'Minus 16' on Charlotte Ballet's Fall Works on October 20 - 22. 

Ohad Naharin is Israel’s “rock star” choreographer, and artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company. He specializes in getting world-class dancers to move from their guts—not the mirror—by teaching them what he playfully calls “Gaga” his unique language of movement. In this dynamic close-up documentary, veteran Israeli filmmaker Tomer Heymann renders a candid portrait of the movement and the man through an in-depth look at Naharin’s rehearsal process with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet of New York City.

Heymann masterfully elicits a series of “Notes on Dance”from his subject, climaxing in a denouement reminiscent of My Dinner with André in leotards and tights. See some of the world’s greatest dancers let go of everything they know as they strive to fulfill Naharin’s vision, and their own deepest desires.

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