MISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER
Sponsored by: Bobbie Bush Photography & Structures North Consulting Engineers
Directed by Greg Vander Veer
MISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER tells the inspiring and largely-unknown story of Martha Hill, a woman whose life was defined by her love for dance, and who successfully fought against great odds to establish modern dance as a legitimate art form in America. In a career spanning most of the 20th century, Hill became a behind-the-scenes leader in the field and the founding director of The Juilliard Dance Division.
Through over 90 years of archival footage, lively interviews with friends and intimates, and rare footage of the spirited subject, the film explores Hills’s arduous path from a Bible Belt childhood in Ohio to the halls of academia at NYU and Bennington College, to a position of power and influence as Juilliard’s founding director of dance (1952-1985). Peppered with anecdotal material delivered by dance notables who knew her, this revelatory story depicts her struggles and successes, the film is a celebration of dance and an examination of the passion required to keep it alive.
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