a film by ROB FRUCHTMAN, cornelia ravenal, wendy sax, and mikael sÖdersten | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2018 | 84 min. | ENGLISH, HINDI, ROMANIAN, KOREAN, AND ARABIC, WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Discussion to follow with film subject Jonathan Hollander and producers and filmmakers Cornelia Ravenal and Mikael Södersten
Battery Dance has been a force on the New York and international scenes for over 40 years. Seeing dance as a universal language, founder Jonathan Hollander created Dancing to Connect, in which his dancers travel the globe to teach the tools of choreography to young people who’ve experienced war, poverty, sexual violence, extreme prejudice, and severe trauma as refugees. This film follows six diverse dancers to four countries—India, Romania, South Korea, and Iraq—and captures the struggle, frustration, determination, and transformation of students and teachers alike.
Sunday, March 24, 12:15 p.m. - Chilmark Community Center
Co-presented by The Yard