Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:30 AM
I have wonderful news! STEVEN CARAS: SEE THEM DANCE won the top prize at the Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival on April 21st. Officially, the award is called the "Grand Remi Award - Best of Show."
Here is a copy of the press release:
NEW DOCUMENTARY BY WITEK & NOVAK
WINS BEST OF SHOW
On Saturday, April 21, 2012, STEVEN CARAS: SEE THEM DANCE won the Grand Remi Award - Best of Show - at the 45th Annual Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival.
The documentary, created by Witek & Novak and presented by Arizona PBS, is the inspiring story of Mr. Caras, a former New York City Ballet Dancer, who transformed his career to become one of the world's most famous dance photographers.
"I am very moved that the jury at Worldfest has awarded Witek & Novak this top honor," said Caras, "recognizing the fact that this film's important messages have a universal appeal that stretch beyond the dance world."
In its 45th year, Worldfest-Houston is one of the oldest international film festivals in existence. SEE THEM DANCE was one of more than 4,500 festival entrants received from 22 countries, and came away with the top prize.
Directed by Emmy Award winner, Deborah Novak, the documentary goes backstage to capture the rise, the fall, and the inspiring comeback of a dancer, who beat the odds to follow his calling
SEE THEM DANCE presents rare, behind-the-scenes photographs of ballet superstars such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Suzanne Farrell and Natalia Makarova. Candid interviews with dance icons, such as Peter Martins, Mia Michaels, Jacques d’Amboise, Patricia McBride, Allegra Kent, and many others comment upon the artistic and historical significance of Caras‘ work.
STEVEN CARAS: SEE THEM DANCE will be presented to the PBS System by Arizona PBS in May, 2012 and will be made available to all public television stations.