Reel Short Takes: Carmen and Geoffrey


Alvin Ailey and Carmen de Lavallade in 1954.

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I just watched “Carmen and Geoffrey” dancers from back in the day and today.   What a treat.  I love dancing because I was a dancer in France in a past life and it still haunts my dreams.  These two geniuses, dancers, choreographers, costume designers, directors, musical creators are a real joy to watch.  They both knew Alvin Ailey and Josephine Baker and worked with both and danced all over the world.  Geoffrey Holder and Carmen his wife are national treasures.

Filmmaker Linda Atkinson profiles an uncommon husband-and-wife team in this biographical portrait of dancer-choreographer Carmen De Lavallade and her husband, Geoffrey Holder, a choreographer, painter and set and costume designer. Highlights include candid interviews and performance footage that capture dance greats such as Judith Jamison, Gus Solomons Jr., Dudley Williams, Ulysses Dove and Alvin Ailey in action. from Netflix streaming  see it!

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Posted on August 4, 2011, in Reel Short Takes (movie reviews), The Reel Trough and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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