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News release:

ANNE BASS’S NEW FILM DANCING ACROSS BORDERS

TO BE SCREENED AT JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL

FREE EVENT ON AUGUST 22

What: On a trip to Cambodia in January 2000, filmmaker Anne Bass came across a sixteen-year-old boy who moved her immensely with his natural charm and grace as a dancer. A longtime devotee of the world of dance, Bass felt compelled to give this young boy the opportunity to leave his home and follow a dream that he could not yet have fully imagined. Dancing Across Borders tells the triumphant tale of Sokvannara (Sy) Sar, who travels to the United States to study at the School of American Ballet before joining Pacific Northwest Ballet under the direction of Peter Boal. Pacific Northwest Ballet performs at Jacob’s Pillow August 19-23. For more information visit www.jacobspillow.org.

Cost: FREE

When: As part of the weekly PillowTalk series at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, this 88-minute film, which has only previously been seen on the film festival circuit, will be screened Saturday, August 22, at 4pm. Following the screening is a brief Q & A session with Anne Bass.

Where: Blake’s Barn, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

358 George Carter Road

Becket, Mass.

413.243.9919

About: PillowTalks are a free series that allows patrons to interact with artists and experts in the field of dance through in-depth discussions, moderated interviews, film screenings, and book signings every Wednesday at 5pm and Saturday at 4pm. PillowTalks are funded in part by the Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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