USA / 2019/ 66 minutes
Directed by Josefina Rotman Lyons

66 Minutes

48 Hours


In the spring of 2017, four older women and men started the monumental task of choreographing dances with a diverse group of New York seniors, most of whom had never danced on a stage before. Over a few intense months, these choreographers, including the first black artist to have won a Tony award for choreography and a 92-year old former dance partner of pioneer Martha Graham, brought to life their ideas and sparked immense joy in the senior dancers. The film documents this unlikely event and, in the process, reveals the heroic dedication and determination of the choreographers and dancers, for whom age does not impede but molds.

After the film, there is an interview with Sarah Holcman, Director of Programs & International Relations at the Suzanne Dellal Center, with Naomi Goldberg Haas – Founding Artistic Director of Dances For A Variable Population, George Faison – Choreographer, Dancer, Teacher, and Theater Producer, Ellen GraffChoreographer, Dancer, and Teacher and Sharon Flanagan– Dancer.

Produced & Directed by
Josefina Rotman Lyons
Filmed & Edited by
Will Kitchings

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