Thu, Apr 30, 8 pm, $12
Film | OUT OF FOCUS
This close-up documentary renders a candid portrait of Israel's "rock star"
choreographer, Ohad Naharin, through an in-depth look at his rehearsal process with
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet of New York City. Naharin specializes in getting
world-class dancers to move from their guts through his unique language of movement,
playfully called, "Gaga." See some of the world's greatest dancers let go of
everything they know as they strive to fulfill Naharin's vision, and their own
deepest desires. With veteran Israeli filmmaker Tomer Heymann in person. Director:
Tomer Heymann. 2007. 52 mn.
<http://www.salsalocaclub.com/Salsa_Dance_Club_Logo_2_633x600.jpg> Tue, May 12,
Doors 8 pm, $12
Dance-a-Raoke | BALLROOM BLITZ
Whose Line Is It Anyway meets So You Think You Can Dance in this latest installment
of dance-improv sensation Dance-a-Raoke. Join premier salsa dancer and party host
Jose Rosario and super swinger Jessi "Dance Magic" Patz as they duke it out on the
brawl-room dance floor. But they need your help, so drink up, and get ready to
Fri, May 22, 7:30 pm, $12
Film | New York Premiere: LA GATA (THE CAT)
Be there for the New York Premiere of this film about Miami-based Argentine singer
María Angélica Milán, who is a showgirl, world traveler, orphan, single woman, and
incarnation of the tango all at once. This engaging documentary focuses on her
personal story to explore issues such as beauty and aging, as well as immigration.
Her dramatic interpretations of the tango takes viewers on a journey through her
loves and losses, adventures and hardships, and the secret spark that keeps her
spirit young regardless of the wrinkles. Co-presented by Cinema Tropical. Director:
Julianne Gage. 2006. 70 mn. In Spanish and English with English subtitles.