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See the Documentary March 26

The Atlanta showing of A Time with Isadora: How One Artist Influences Many is just 9 days away! Movement Arts Atlanta is very proud of the work that the film crew has done and hopes you will take the time to come to the theater on Sunday, March 26 for the 3:30 pm showing. The showing will be held at The Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta Georgia 30306 and is free and open to the public, reservations are not required.

The documentary is a part of Movement Arts Atlanta’s dance project of the same name which is inspired by Atlanta’s Olmsted Linear Parks and the modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan. The project explores how one artist influences many, integrating historic dance works, new choreography, visual art, photography and filmmaking.

The premier of the documentary on February 25 was a great success. The premier took place at Ciné, Athens, Georgia’s independent art house cinema. It was very well attended with an estimated audience of 75-85 guests.

The film was well received by the guests who were full engaged for the hour-and-ten-minutes of the film. Audience comments  included:

I learned more than I expected from the documentary. Very educational! – Alexis

An accomplishment to be proud of. A contribution of beauty to future generations. – Elizabeth

A gallery of photos and more information about the evening are available here on the A Time with Isadora website.

Get a Peek at the Documentary!

Movement Arts Atlanta’s major project meets a milestone. A Time with Isadora’s filmmakers have been hard at work on the documentary. The trailer is now available to see, here is a link. It is beautiful and a taste of what the full hour-and-a-half documentary will be like.

The film is by Carrie Miller who is being supported with editing and design by Margot McLaughlin and with cinematography by Mollie Robertson. All three are students at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Miller and Robertson are both in the Media and Entertainment program and McLaughlin is in the Landscape Architecture program also pursuing a masters in Historic Preservation. More about these artists is available here. All three have been with the project since its first rehearsal in April of 2022 collecting hours of footage of rehearsal, performance and work session. They have also interviewed all of the artist working as part of the project, upwards of 20.

The showings of the documentary are free and open to the public. Here are the dates and times with links to the event listing on this site:

Athens’ Premier

Saturday, February 25, 2023

7:00 pm, Ciné, 234 West Hancock Avenue, Athens, Georgia 30601

Atlanta Showing

Sunday, March 26, 2023

3:30 pm, The Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30306

Here is a link to the Events page of the project for more information.

The Magic Garden

Movement Arts Atlanta is proud to announce its annual student recital. The Magic Garden will be presented on Saturday, May 18 at 5:00 pm at the International Montessori Academy, 1240 Euclid Avenue NE, 30307. The performance is free and open to the public.

The early evening’s performance will include a fun tap number and an original story ballet. The Magic Garden‘s cast include all the MAA’s students from age three. The libretto begins with the Moon Fairy, Sun Fairy, and the small fairies preparing the flowers to bloom for Spring. Their work is interrupted by a group of friends taking a picnic. One of the small fairies plays a trick and does the magic that allows the friends to see the fairies and their work with the flowers. The Mood Fairy and the Sun Fairy then decided to welcome the friends and invite them to help with the work in the garden.