This is a father and daughter including former San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer Tiit Helimets and his daughter Chloe performing Kathryn Roszak's choreography to a jazz version of Bolero. Kathryn was inspired by the John Singer Sargent exhibit at the Legion of Honor Museum. Her film was viewed by the grand nephew of John Singer Sargent and he reviewed it as follows: Much enjoyed the ballet danced with energy & passion, bolero competing with matador. I liked the lighting effects & the mysterious atmospheres you created. I think Mr Sargent would have enjoyed it, too. I hope the SF Museums can find room for it in their program. I think it would be a hit with the public. All good wishes

  • Kathryn Roszak
  • Kathryn Roszak
  • Kathryn Roszak
  • Tiit Helimets
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  • Chloe Helimets
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 13, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Kathryn Roszak

Danse Lumière artistic director Kathryn Roszak trained as a dancer on Ford Foundation scholarships at San Francisco Ballet, and at the School of American Ballet in New York. Kathryn performed for many years with the San Francisco Opera Ballet, and has danced with San Francisco Ballet and San Antonio Ballet. She has performed, choreographed and/or taught at the American Conservatory Theater as well as Berkeley Repertory Theatre, San Francisco Opera Center, Shakespeare Festival, the Berkeley Symphony with Kent Nagano, Opera San Jose, Sacramento Opera, Oakland and Marin Operas. She has created and produced original works for the Goethe Institute and the San Francisco Mozart Festival, Theatre Artaud, the Cowell Theatre, and Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.

Her unique approach brings new audiences to classical art forms by blending and innovating within the disciplines of dance, literature, music, visual art, and theater.

She is the founding Director of Women Choreographer, Director and Composers Residency here in the Bay Area and in New York City. She is an experienced interviewer, most recently of Wendy Whelan, Associate Artistic Director of New York City Ballet and Victoria Morgan, Artistic Director of Cincinnati Ballet online in 2020.

Her film Secrets was screened at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, the Pacific Film Archive at U.C. Berkeley and Beyond Baroque in Los Angeles. The latest films enter here are to be screened at Sausalito Art Festival in 2022.

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