A film by Mirra Bank
84 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2003
Powerhouse creative forces unite, and sparks fly, in Mirra Bank's award-winning Last Dance. Bank follows the dazzling Pilobolus Dance Theater and legendary author-illustrator, Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) as they collaborate on the dance-theater work that honors a haunting holocaust legacy. Last Dance weaves rehearsal footage, probing interviews, chilling Nazi propaganda footage and breathtaking performance into a thrilling insight into the creative process.
The film holds nothing back as philosophies clash, confrontations abound, and artistic disaster threatens at every turn. But in the end we are rewarded as Pilobolus dancers -- pure bolts of force and grace -- give life to a stark and stunning dancework.
"Thrills...! A moving dance-theater experience."- The New York Times
"Fascinating, Brilliant." - Variety
"Great art has to 'draw blood'...eloquent.""
- Los Angeles Times
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● Interviews with Mirra Bank