Directed by Greg Vander Veer • Documentary • With Martha Hill, Robert Battle, H.T. Chen • 2014 • 80 minutes
Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter reveals the little known story of Martha Hill, a visionary who fought against great odds to make contemporary and modern dance a legitimate art form in America. In a career spanning most of the 20th century, Hill became a behind the scenes leader in the dance world and the founding director of Juilliard's Dance Division. Stylistically weaving together over 90 years of archival footage, the film is a celebration of dance and an examination of the passion required to keep it alive.