15 Days of Dance - The Making of "Ghost Light" 15 Days of Dance - The Making of "Ghost Light"


Elliot Caplan
Filmmaker, producer/director Elliot Caplan is currently Professor of Film, Department of Media Study, and Director, Center for the Moving Image, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York. His work in documentary, art filmmaking, and performance with choreographer Merce Cunningham, composer John Cage and video artist Nam June Paik is internationally recognized. His films and videos are in museum and film collections throughout the world. Caplan also designs and directs theatrical presentations incorporating media as décor. Caplan received an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Cultural and Historical Programming" for his work on the PBS Network. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards. In 1996, Caplan founded Picture Start Films to facilitate his artistic work.

Brian Reeder
Brian Reeder began his dance training at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. After attending American Ballet Theatre's summer programs, he studied at the School of American Ballet. He then went on to dance professionally with the New York City Ballet, William Forsythe's Ballet Frankfurt, and American Ballet Theatre. As a choreographer, Brian has created nine original works for ABT 2, including Ghost Light and a duet for ABT's Met Spring Gala 2007. He has made or set his own works for the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet Grandiva, Washington Ballet and its Studio Company. Mr. Reeder was an artist in residence at Brown University and Emory University, and taught and created new works for several ballet academies and regional companies across the country. He was involved with the ABT Education Department's "Make a Ballet" program and is currently on staff at ABT's Summer Intensives in New York City and in Bermuda. Brian was the recipient of the New York Choreographic Institute Fellowship Grant in 2005. He has had the honor of creating three works for the Guggenheim Museum's Works and Process series, one of which was in collaboration with fellow choreographer Pam Tanowitz. A future commission with the Colorado Ballet will premiere this winter 2010.
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