Wil Masisak & Joanna Harris
Beyond Isadora: A History of Bay Area Dance
Date and Time: Sunday May 26, 3:30pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: Friends of SFPL Bookstore
General Admission: FREE
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A retrospective on a century of dance history and the threads of legacy left behind by Isadora Duncan's origins in San Francisco. The film features archival footage that weaves a tapestry of unforgettable performances and sets the foundation for today's artists.
From filmmaker/writer to touring musician/record producer, Wil Masisak has had a unique journey. Masisak started in film, studying under zombie pioneer George Romero and working for Academy-award winning director Ron Howard. Wil’s work as writer-director includes comedy feature My Favorite Movie, short films My First Toy Company (official selection and award finalist, Trigger Street Film Festival), Juggling: an Introduction to the Filmmaker. In the more commercial realm Wil’s production company flatTIGER Films has created Interactive spots for Sony Playstation, commercials for Better Oats and American Public Television, the web-series Apartment Hunters, and Cannes Film Festival Official Selection “Seven Rounds.”
Joanna is the is author of the text “Beyond Isadora: Bay Area Dance history, 1905-1965” and narrator of the accompanying film documentary. Joanna has taught at U.C. Berkeley, U.C. Santa Cruz, California State University Hayward, Sonoma State, Lone Mountain and Antioch Colleges, San Francisco. She currently teaches modern dance for seniors at the Shawl-Anderson Dance Center and lectures extensively on dance history, Merce Cunningham, ‘From Tenement to Theater' (Jewish dance pioneers), contemporary theater and literature, and the legacy of Isadora Duncan.