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Flatlands Dance Film Festival: "Bella"

Event Type
Film Screening
Dance at Illinois & Spurlock Museum
Spurlock Museum
Aug 27, 2022   7:00 pm  
Spurlock Museum
Originating Calendar
Spurlock Museum - Event

$10 general / $5 student / $5 senior


Part of the Flatlands Dance Film Festival


Bella is a documentary about the life, influence, and impact of California-based artist and activist Bella Lewitzky. Described as "...one of the greatest American dancers of our age" by Walter Terry, Bella Lewitzky was a talented, strong, outspoken artist who dedicated her creative life to protect the rights of every American citizen. Based in Los Angeles in the 1930s and 40s, Lewitzky was the primary developer of the Horton technique, a technique taught worldwide. Lewitzky became the star of the Lester Horton Dance Group, the first American inter-racial dance company. Q & A will follow the screening with Associate Producer, University of Illinois alum, and long-time Lewitzky dancer, Walter Kennedy (MFA '99).


Film Website: https://www.bellasfilm.com/

Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doPSqBsndQ4


This event is part of the Flatlands Dance Film Festival is dedicated to supporting and presenting Dance Cinema, a medium which explores and innovates the intersections between filmmaking and dance making. The festival builds educational platforms, encourages dialogue and promotes a diverse range of cultural perspectives from around the globe.


This event is organized by Dance at Illinois.


To learn more about the Flatlands Dance Film Festival (https://dance.illinois.edu/events/flatlands-dance-film-festival/), visit Dance at Illinois' website. The Festival Curator is Laura Chiaramonte (lchiara2@illinois.edu)


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