Dance On Film ~ A Movement of Movement
A film about movement and the essence of Pilates, by Mark Pedri.
A Movement of Movement is a documentary film about the philosophy, lifestyle, movement, and world of Pilates. Told through the eyes of elders, world renowned Pilates instructors, and everyday people who have been transformed by the Movement.
About the film
Has the original method developed by Joe Pilates, know as Contrology, been passed on to the current generation? Can you define Pilates? Why has Pilates had such a huge impact on our world? Nearly everyone has heard of Pilates, but what really is it? What if Pilates was the key to achieving our full potential as human beings? What if it was leading us astray? Even to many of the people who have made Pilates their life, these questions have loomed unanswered. A Movement of Movement tells the story of Pilates through the perspective of the people who are at the forefront of The Movement of Pilates. We are living through a movement of movement, what does that mean to you? A Movement of Movement utilizes the mechanisms of non-fiction cinema to create a blend of reality and art, which will leave you intrigued and inspired.
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Run time: 90 min.
The Dance on Film series is presented by the Bud Werner Memorial Library, Perry-Mansfield and Steamboat Dance Theatre. The free screening includes an introduction by dance history professor and Perry-Mansfield Executive Director Joan Lazarus and a Q&A led by Physical Therapist and Pilates Teacher Pamela Turner.
About the film's commentators
Pamela Turner, MSPT, is a Physical Therapist and Pilates Teacher. As one of the women-owned, independent businesses within Align, Pamela is a movement specialist utilizing physical therapy, Pilates-based exercise, manual therapy, and a whole body approach to rehabilitation. She enjoys working as a Principle Educator for Polestar Pilates, teaching others how to access the wonderful world of Pilates and rehabilitation. From rehabilitation of injuries to advanced movement and improved sports performance, Pamela can use her eclectic background to help you move with intelligent awareness.
Joan Lazarus served as Executive Director of Oakland Ballet, General Manger of Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center, and Executive Director of WestWave Dance, an annual festival of new choreography presented in San Francisco. Joan has performed with or in the works of Alonzo King, Cliff Keuter, Ellen Bromberg, Victoria Morgan, Krissy Keefer, Frank Shawl, Bill DeYoung, Toni Pimble, Richard Colton and Alan Ptashek. She taught at the University of Oregon, Mills College, San Francisco Ballet, Dance Circle of Boston, The Princeton Ballet, RoCo Dance & Fitness, and Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, and co-authored the Dance Curriculum Guide adopted by the San Francisco Unified School District. She received Bay Area National Dance Week’s Contribution to the Field of Dance Award in 2006, and in 2012 she received an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Sustained Achievement. Lazarus was named 2011 Dance MVP by the San Francisco Chronicle. Joan joined the staff at Perry-Mansfield in June 2012.
About Dance On Film
This 2013 Dance On Film series is presented by Bud Werner Memorial Library, Perry-Mansfield and Steamboat Dance Theatre. Perry-Mansfield celebrates its 100th anniversary as the oldest continuously operating arts camp in the United States this year. Steamboat Dance Theatre is a community dance organization presenting its 42nd annual concert March 20-22, 2014, in addition to year-round dance scholarships and education programs in Yampa Valley schools and throughout the community. This collaborative and educational dance film series features free screenings of the hottest new dance documentaries along with the finest classic dance films from a variety of genres filmed throughout the ages.