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Carmen and Geoffrey (2005)

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This intimate documentary follows careers of two remarkable personalities: Carmen de Lavallade, a dynamic dancer and choreographer from California who moved to New York with Alvin Ailey and... See full summary »

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This intimate documentary follows careers of two remarkable personalities: Carmen de Lavallade, a dynamic dancer and choreographer from California who moved to New York with Alvin Ailey and began a legacy of modern dance in America, and her husband Geoffrey Holder, a Trinidad-born choreographer, set and costume designer, painter and man about town with productions such as The Wiz. Features interviews and performance footage of friends and colleagues: dancers Judith Jamison, Gus Solomons, Jr., Dudley Williams, Ulysses Dove and Alvin Ailey. Written by Scott P

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Terrific documentary of love and dance
24 June 2011 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Wonderfully funny, warm, ultimately moving and inspiring story of the 50 year marriage of dancers and choreographers Geoffrey Holder and Carmen De Lavallade.

It covers their effect on American and world dance. Geoffrey has seemingly endless talents -- painter, author, costume designer, director, and Carmen has seemingly endless youth. At 71 she still is a magnificent, flowing dancer.

A celebration of love, and creativity walking hand in hand.

My only very minor quibble is I wish some of the dancing clips were longer. At only 82 minutes the film could have easily allowed us to enjoy their sublime work a few minutes longer.


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