For over twenty years, Emmy-award winning directors/producers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine have jointly created critically-acclaimed multi-character documentary narratives that braid their characters’ individual personal stories to form a larger portrait of the human experience. In BALLETS RUSSES they fuse this approach with the performance and archival style of their 1988 award-winning ISADORA DUNCAN: Movement from the Soul, to make a documentary that operates at both an emotional and an intellectual level; a movie that will appeal not only to dance lovers, but to a broad general audience. In addition to ISADORA, Geller and Goldfine’s work includes NOW & THEN: From Frosh to Seniors, which premiered theatrically in October 1999 and aired on PBS in October 2000 as the lead program of the Independent Lens series; KIDS OF SURVIVAL: The Art and Life of Tim Rollins + K.O.S. (1996), a feature-length documentary about the South Bronx-based art group Tim Rollins & K.O.S., which aired on Cinemax in September 1998 and was the recipient of two national Emmy Awards; and, FROSH: Nine Months in a Freshman Dorm (1994). FROSH was nominated by the Directors Guild of America for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in the Documentary Form and was selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as one of the outstanding documentaries of 1994. Geller and Goldfine have received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation, the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, the William Bingham Foundation, the LEF Foundation, the Fleishhacker Foundation, Dance Films Association and the Pacific Pioneer Fund. Geller graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in history and received his M.A. in documentary production from Stanford University. Goldfine holds a B.A. in feminist studies from Stanford University, and received her film training at De Anza College in Cupertino, California.

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