Tag: dance documentaries

For 20 Years, a Film Crew Followed Break-dancer, Skateboarder and Interdisciplinary Artist Bill Shannon

For the past two decades, interdisciplinary artist Bill Shannon has lived and worked in front of a camera. The documentary CRUTCH, premiering online November 11–19 at the DOC NYC festival, chronicles Shannon’s innovative performance career, which has included break dancing, skateboarding and multimedia installations around the world. The title refers to the crutches he uses […]

What Makes a Dance Documentary Captivating?

Just as a dancer shapes a phrase with tension and release, a documentary filmmaker often gives equal weight to obstacles and triumph. The maker of Mr. Gaga, Tomer Heymann, took nine years to convey the layers of Ohad Naharin’s art—and the depth of confusion he stirs within us. In 2009’s The Last Tightrope Dancer in […]