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Elliot Caplan first joined Merce Cunningham in 1977, as cinematographer, production manager, and assistant director, and later as filmmaker-in-residence from 1983 - 1998, and director/editor for Mondays With Merce, 2008.

1977 - 2008, film/video, color/b&w/sound

Produced for

Live From Lincoln Center / PBS and featured in the program 'Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop.'

2015, HD Video, color/sound, 44:51
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A continuing collaboration with choreographer Susan Sgorbati and her work involving natural movement as it relates to complex scientific principles.

2017, HD Video, color/sound, 30:30


Picture Start Films is collaborating with Paul Taylor American Modern Dance on a number of projects.

2016 - present, HD Video, color/sound

Produced for American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Season,

Koch Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York.

2016, HD Video, color/sound, 3:25


The dance form applied to screen as an abstract painterly image.

2002, DV, color/sound, 9:00

15 Days of Dance:

The Making of 'Ghost Light'

"A revolutionary project..."

- The New York Times.

20 films on the making of a ballet, choreographed by Brian Reeder, and danced by American Ballet Theatre Studio Company.

2010, DV/HD Video, color/sound, 1354:00
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 Two Solos

An original work choreographed and performed by Holley Farmer, commissioned by Mills College, Department of Dance.

2014, HD Video, color/sound, 13:19
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