Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth presents films documenting movers who dance in the high space, above the earth’s surface:
The Last Tightrope Dancer In Armenia (Armenia, 2009, 52 min.) Two septuagenarians, the most celebrated tightrope dancers in Armenia, share the same dream – that their only remaining student will keep their daring heritage alive. An elegy to a vanishing art form, this remarkable film by director Inna Sahakyan was the winner of the Best Documentary Film at the 2011 Dance On Camera Festival.
The Last Tightrope Dancer In Armenia is presented in collaboration with the Dance Films Association of New York City’s annual Dance On Camera Festival, which is co-sponsored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. CD/FW is a Domestic Touring Partner with DFA.