NEW YORK, October 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Impulses Dance Theater Arts, Inc. today announced the release of “Dancing Without Steps: The Art of Improvisation with Margaret Beals” presented by the recipient of the National Medal of Art Monk Meredith.
This short documentary represents the journey of a lifetime for Margaret Beals, a solo performer since the 1960s, best known for her art of improvisation in dance and theater. It is under consideration for art, dance and women-centric film festivals with a premiere in late 2022.
“Dancing Without Steps” launches a discussion on the power of improvisation to influence dancers and artists in other mediums such as painting, music and poetry through the words and actual images of Ms. Beals. Mrs. Beals, Jackson Pollock, Keith Jarret and others reveal their creative process, offering young artists the opportunity to explore the freedom and authenticity of improvisation.
Born in Bostonshe trained herself, dancing without steps until she was 17. New Yorkshe had the privilege of studying with luminaries Martha Graham and Jose Limon. In 1976, Ms. Beals obtained the rights to choreograph the “Ariel” poems of Sylvia Plath. She continues to coach and teach in her New York studio.
Mrs. Beals says: “Dancing without steps gave me a platform to express the philosophy that inspired my life’s work. Improvisation in performance is like surfing. You have to jump in without hesitation and keep swimming.”
About the movie and movie information
UNITED STATES 25 minutes
Margaret Beals/Impulses Dance Theater Arts, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – Executive Producer
Adriana Davis/D-Squared Media NYC – Director/Production Company
(D-Squared has 25 years of experience creating documentaries such as “The Last Jews of Baghdad” and 6 more of their Iraqi Jewish series, and storytelling including “Play It By Ear” with Rita Moreno.)
Kathleen Drinane Davis – Associate Producer
Impulses Dance Theater Arts, Inc. previously produced the award-winning film “Impulses”.
©2022, Impulses Dance Theater Arts, Inc. All rights reserved
For more information, visit: https://dancingwithoutsteps.com
About Margaret Beals
Margaret Beals performed his solo evening, “Margaret Beals in Concert,” appearing at Jacob’s Pillow, NY Dance Umbrella, Delacorte Theater, The Place, London; the International Dance Festival, Paris; and the He Theater Festival, Holland, among other places. For more information, visit: www.margaretbeals.org
SOURCE Impulses Dance Theater Arts, Inc.