Channelling Martha

Title: Channelling Martha (USA/Germany/UK, DVCAM, 2003-TBC)
Genre: Documentary/Dance
Duration: in production, work-in-progress
Fiscal sponsor (U.S.A.): Dance Films Association
Producer: Talal Al-Muhanna
Director: Talal Al-Muhanna
Camera: Joao Ponces de Carvalho, Nicholas Champion

Synopsis: This documentary film brings to the fore the magic and mystery, humor and heart that lay behind New York-based performer Richard Move's uncanny and spectacular impersonation of the legendary modern dance choreographer Martha Graham (1894-1991). The film weaves performance footage from Move's popular and long-running Martha@ shows with archival images of Graham and interviews with critics and associated artists - including former Graham dancers and other luminaries of the stage and screen. An intimate portrait of a unique performer.

Cast includes: Richard Move, Denise Vale, Robert La Fosse, Mark Morris.

'Martha' in the News and on the Silver Screen!

Watch a segment of BBC Television's Bourne to Dance on Richard Move's Martha@ show.

Watch the Tribeca Film Festival trailer of Christopher Herrmann's feature film Ghostlight starring Richard Move as 'Martha'.  Cast includes Deborah Harry, Ann Magnuson & Isaac Mizrahi.

About Dance Films Association: DFA acts as fiscal sponsor to this project and may receive tax-deductible contributions towards the development of this film. For further information, please contact:

Deirdre Towers, Artistic Director
48 West 21st Street, #907
New York, NY 10010, USA
T/F (212) 727-0764

Dance Films Association, Inc. (DFA) Founded in 1956 by Susan Braun as a non-profit, member-supported service organization.

This film was made possible in part through the support of Ballett Frankfurt/Das TAT.

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