No Dominion: The Ian Horvath Story

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USA | 2019 | 40 minutes | Margaret Mullin, Nel Shelby

December 10, 2019

No Dominion: The Ian Horvath Story celebrates the remarkable life and career of the late Ian Horvath who became a dancer, choreographer, director, and champion for the art of dance before losing a harrowing battle with AIDS. In a combination of archival footage, interviews, and a dramatic restaging of two of his choreographic works, this film seeks to reveal the creativity and the dedication that Ian offered the world.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

6:30 PM

No Dominion: The Ian Horvath Story seeks to shed new light on the life and accomplishments of late artist Ian Horvath. After a successful career as a professional dancer and founding Artistic Director of the Cleveland Ballet, Ian became a great advocate for dance in the United States. His work with Dance USA, The Carlisle Project, and The National Endowment for the Arts created a more secure future for dancers and dance companies in the US today. As tribute to his effect on the art form as a whole, dancers from Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, and Boston Ballet have come together in collaboration to perform Ian's last choreographic work No Dominion for the film. Horvath was also a passionate AIDS awareness advocate during the AIDS crisis of the 80s, most prominently helping arts organizations to relate to employees suffering from the disease. AIDS tragically claimed his life in 1990, but the work he did to help others lives on. There is so much more to tell about this remarkable man and this film will share his inspiring story with the world for the first time.

  • Director: Margaret Mullin, Nel Shelby
  • Principal Cast: Benjamin Griffiths, Ezra Thomson, Elivelton Tomazi, Andres Garcia, Guillaume Basso, Christian Poppe
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 40 minutes