Upcoming SFDFF Screening

SFDFF Presents Disportrait: A Documentary Portrait of Nacho Duato

Disportrait: A Documentary Portrait of Nacho Duato

Thursday, May 19 | 7:00 – 8:30pm

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In this revelatory documentary about an artist in transition, iconic choreographer Nacho Duato accepts the challenge of modernizing a traditionalist Russian troupe, even as it plunges him into cultural and social isolation. After transforming Madrid’s Compañía Nacional de Danza into one of the most successful dance companies in the world, Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato is fired. Soon after, Russian billionaire Vladimir Kekhman lures Duato to St. Petersburg and puts the international contemporary dance icon in charge of a major classical ballet company, making him the first foreigner in that role in over 100 years.

The screening will be preceded by film excerpts from works choreographed by Nacho Duato and followed by Q&A with the filmmaker and special guests. More Info>>

Post-Screening Q&A

With filmmaker Alejandro Alvarez, Parrish Maynard, Lorena Feijóo, and moderator Claire Sheridan.

SFDFF Presents: Disportrait, with Joanna Berman, Lorena Feijoo, Parrish Maynard, Pierre-François Vilanoba

Special Guests

Special guests in attendance at screening and Patron reception: Joanna Berman, Lorena Feijoo, Parrish Maynard, Pierre-François Vilanoba, current and former San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancers and original cast members from SFB’s 2001 Premiere of Nacho Duato’s Without Words.


SFDFF - Submissions for the 2016 San Francisco Dance Film Festival open February 1

Submissions for SFDFF’s 2016 festival, October 20-23, are now closed. Thank you to all the artists who submitted their work. Our screening committee is hard at work viewing and reviewing each entry. Notifications will be sent out on July 1, 2016.