Monday, 24 August 2009


Carmen & Geoffrey (2005), by filmmakers Linda Atkinson and Nick Doob, chronicles the work of Geoffrey Holder and his wife and partner Carmen de Lavallade.

The film was shot in New York, Texas, Trinidad and Paris and contains rare dance footage featuring them from the 50’s and 60’s, both solo and together. It also includes their work with Ailey, Ross, Horton, Joe Layton, Duke Ellington and Josephine Baker in Paris. There are scenes of their contemporary work, including Carmen’s on-going partnership with Gus Solomons jr and Dudley Williams and both Carmen’s and Geoffrey’s current choreography. - First Run Features

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mhr310 said...

Oh, you should have seen the Geoffrey Holder exhibit at the Nassau County Fine Arts Museum in Roslyn Harbor last year. It was one of their best exhibits ever. And I understand that the talented Mr. Holder would drop in during the run of the exhibity, sometimes bringing schoolchildren and sometimes just coming to talk to museum-goers. He is a marvel.

katiedid said...

A breathtaking couple.

Ms. Wis./Each Little World said...

Wasn't this a loving, joyful, inspiring film?! Have been recommending it to everyone.

Benjamin said...

Sheer delight!

Paul Pincus said...

almost every day when i lived on crosby street in soho i used to see geoffrey holder taking his afternoon constitutional. he would sometimes stop and buy a book from one of the vendors. as soon as i spotted him i would just stop and stare and stalk! ; ) just amazing!

i must see this film.