From the Archives of Modern Art (DVD)
Eleanor Antin is an acclaimed artist and filmmaker with a long, diverse career in installation, performance and visual art. In this project of six short films, she charts the "lost years” of one of her many personas in Eleanora Antinova, the once celebrated African-American ballerina of Diaghlev’s Ballets Russes. Antinova's career in the United States is documented through narrative films and dance recordings made back in the Depression, including comedies, spicy farces and more. An incredibly unique piece of artwork that Antin has described as documentary fiction, FROM THE ARCHIVES OF MODERN ART is sure to provoke and inspire viewers in equal measure.
“The Ballerina and the Poet” Ballerina: Eleanora Antinova. The Poet: Sheldon Nodelman
“2 Untitled Dance Clips” Eleanora Antinova. Phil Orlando
“Love’s Shadow” Ballerina: Eleanora Antinova. The Lover: Luke Theodore Morrison
“Swan Lake” The Black Swan: Eleanor Antinova. The Prince: James Tackett. Stage Hands: Michael Weix. Robert Keppler
“Untitled (Beach Dance)” Eleanora Antinova
“La Porta Chinsa (The Closed Door)” (fragments) Eleanora Antinova
- Eleanor Antin - Director
- Eleanor Antin - Actor
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