“15 Days of Dance: The Making of ‘Ghost Light,’” a film by Emmy-award-winning artist and filmmaker Elliot Caplan that was produced and developed at UB, had its premiere screening recently at Lincoln Center.
Caplan is professor of media study and director of the Center for the Moving Image (CMI), an interdisciplinary initiative of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Media Study.
In 2007, the CMI commissioned “Ghost Light,” a ballet choreographed by Brian Reeder for dancers from the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, as a gift from the City of Buffalo to the people of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.
Caplan made an 18-hour film,”15 Days of Dance,” to document the creative evolution of the ballet. Excerpts from the film were presented on Oct. 22 in the Bruno Walter Auditorium in the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
Caplan, Reeder and ABT dancers all attended to discuss the excerpts.
It was the first of four programs in which different segments of the film will be screened. Other segments will be presented on Dec. 17, Feb. 11 and March 8, all with the principals in attendance.