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Northrop Presents

Film Screening: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Beyond the Steps

Northrop 2015//16 Dance Season Film Series
Feb 2016
About the Event

Special thanks to Dance Philm

This dazzling cinema verité documentary follows the extraordinary dancers and renowned choreographers of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as they do everything it takes to keep American modern dance fresh and its legacy alive.

Beyond the Steps intertwines the dancers individual tragedies and triumphs with breathtaking performance footage from their journey, shining a spotlight on the story of one of America’s most beloved cultural institutions.

This full-length film is also accompanied by additional short documentaries about the creation of current work in the company’s repertory. 

Length: 86 minutes

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Photo by Eric N. Hong.