Maria Tallchief and Folies d’Espagne

Miami Beach Cinematheque. September 7th, 2008.  Miami Beach Cinematheque. Miami FilmThe documentaries Maria Tallchief (Sandy and Yasu Osawa, USA, 2007) and Folies d’Espagne (Philip Buiser, USA, 2007) will be screened at Miami Beach Cinematheque on Sunday, September 7th, 2008 starting at 2:00 p.m.

Maria Tallchief is the story of America’s first prima ballerina is told by Maria, her sister Marjorie and Yvonne Chouteau (3 of the 5 famous Indian ballerinas) along with dance colleagues and critics, who were there to witness the historic achievements of this legendary dancer. Highlights include rare archival dance clips from the 40’s-60’s and Tallchief’s personal photos along with her own handwritten diary from her early days with Ballet Russe.

Folies d’Espagne tells the story of a mysterious woman who appears at court where manner and reputation are essential for survival. She breaks all the rules publicly and is ultimately put back in her place as a subject of the court. This work contrasts the formality of the Baroque aesthetic with contemporary issues of sexuality andclass. Created in collaboration with dancer/ choreographer Austin McCormick, winner of DFA's Young Choreographers Initiative. The film will be introduced by choreographer Austin McCormick.

Miami Beach Cinematheque
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Miami Beach, FL 33139
305 673 4567
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