New Films On Dance

Living Stars

Apr 23 2017 — Apr 29 2017
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New Films On Dance
LA Weekly
I've never seen anything that gave me more hope for equality and tolerance than a young man in his kitchen in full drag grinding it to "Toxic" in front of his entire family. When his wig flies off, grandma leaps to hand it back, and as he slipped it back on with a diva flourish, the crowd around me burst into applause.
dir. Mariano Cohn & Gastón Duprat
Living Stars might just be the most entertaining dance film ever made.

First time screening in San Francisco!

This remarkable, moving work captures real people in Buenos Aires, in long static takes, simply dancing to pop music. In their kitchens, offices, and garages the film features dancers of all ages, diverse lifestyles, and all levels of talent, each with a common and infectious enthusiasm. In the background, their pets, families, and friends go about their lives and the intimacy of the frame contributes to a loving portrait of each person, pointing to the universal qualities of all people. This simple premise has an overwhelming cumulative effect of shared humanity and pure joy. (2014, 63 min, digital). Preceded by the short Stephen Fry Hates Dancing (2016, 3 min, digital).

About the Series
Apr 20–30

New Films on Dance

Just in time for Bay Area Dance Week, we present two remarkable and totally different visions of dance on film; from highly-skilled professionals to your grandmother dancing in the living room, these films will appeal to anyone who has ever felt the need to move.

Ticket Info

Regular Admission: $10

Student, Senior, Teacher: $9
Available in advance at our Box Office or by phone: 415-978-2787

YBCA Members

Pay What You Can level: Regular admission

Individual level and above: $8

All Access and Curator’s Circle: Free

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YBCA Members enjoy 20% off regular admission to all YBCA presented films, with no ticketing fees.



Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA Programs in 16-17 are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation

Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 16-17: National Endowment for the Arts, Adobe, Abundance Foundation, Gaia Fund, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Lead Image: by Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat-courtesy the artists