Film: La Chana

Part of the Flatlands Dance Film Festival

The festival opens on Friday, August 30, with the award-winning feature-length film, La Chana. Directed by Lucija Stojevic, La Chana celebrates the charisma and flair of a self-taught Gypsy flamenco dancer who in the 1960s–80s rose to international stardom. This documentary is filled with footage of spectacular flamenco dance and music, bringing us under the skin and into the irrepressible spirit of this eccentric woman. Despite all odds, La Chana's uncanny gift for rhythm makes a comeback in her late sixties.

About the Festival

This event is part of the Flatlands Dance Film Festival. Each fall, Dance at Illinois presents a variety of films and shorts dedicated to dance performance, dance for camera, influential artists in the field, and the social impact of dance across the world. The Flatlands Dance Film Festival is also host to a film competition for aspiring dance filmmakers. Dance at Illinois believes the festival exemplifies its commitment to promoting and expanding the role of dance in our community. As Dance at Illinois strives to present stellar performances on our stages, it recognizes the vast potential for the choreographic to infuse the cinematic.

This event is organized by Dance at Illinois.

To learn more about the Flatlands Dance Film Festival, visit Dance at Illinois' website (external link).

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