Work-in-Progress Screening of an Excerpt from 'Make Me Dance' Work In Progress
Dance Films Association
Centered on process and discussion, this Work-In-Progress screening will feature an excerpt from Make Me Dance by Tatyana Bronstein, a documentary feature length film. The discussion will be moderated by Brighid Greene, Programs Director at Dance Films Association.
FREE, with suggested donation. RSVP requested.
About Make Me Dance
The documentary, Make Me Dance, takes an in depth look inside one of the most prestigious Music, Theater, and Dance schools in the US, The Boston Conservatory (BoCo). It features a diverse group of young dancers and a world-renowned New York based choreographer, Darrell Moultrie, who works hard to break the stereotypes of body type, i.e., the “ballet look”, to redefine what it means to be a “Dancer”, and to have these new views be accepted into the ballet and modern dance world. Darrell brings all his energy, his convictions, and his drive for perfection to a small group of students as he pushes them to their limits in preparation of his new piece, “Winds of Now”. Directed by Tatyana Bronstein and co-produced by Associate Editor Victoria Wojick.
About Tatyana Bronstein
Director, Writer , Producer, Director of Photography
Tatyana Bronstein is an award-winning filmmaker and college professor based in Boston, MA. She has directed both narrative shorts and documentaries featuring a realistic cinema-verite style and outstanding cinematography. Her films display an unusual grasp of the art of motion on camera while simultaneously capturing compelling snapshots of life.
Her first feature length documentary, “From Russia, My Love” (2003) received considerable acclaim and multiple awards including “Best Ethnic and Cultural documentary” at the Worldfest Festival in Houston, Texas. Her later films depict the grace and beauty of dance and the art of motion. Her recent documentary, “Prima” (2013) was screened at the 42nd Dance on Camera Festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. It was also shown at many other Art and Film festivals throughout the country and internationally, including ‘InShadow, Voarte’ – International Festival of Video, Performance and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal.
In 2014, she wrote, directed and produced a short narrative “Love Me Again”. It appeared at the Boston International Film Festival and was a favorite of Tango Dance festivals throughout the country.
Tatyana is an avid cinematographer as well. She is an exceptional camera person with experience in all film/video formats, including 16mm black and white.
She is the recipient of the 2016 Cambridge Arts Grant Program and Massachusetts Cultural Council for her project “Make Me Dance”, a new feature length cinema-verite documentary that takes an in depth look inside one of the most prestigious dance schools in the US, the Boston Conservatory.
Born in Ukraine, Tatyana’s unique perspective and in depth knowledge of film, art and dance merges American, European, and Russian influences into an experience not to be missed. She has an extensive background in presentation of instructional materials in Visual Arts and Interactive Media, the topics she teaches at Emerson college and other Boston area colleges. She holds an MFA in Media Arts and a Master’s degree in Visual Arts from Emerson College.
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