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Brant Laker Jason Gillet (95'- present) of Moving Pictures is proud to announce that the company's award-winning documentary Never Stand Still will be having its NYC theatrical release at the Quad Cinema located at 34 W 13th Street on May 18 - May 24, 2012. Jason was involved with the film since its inception as a sound engineer and throughout the editorial process. Sharon Gersten Luckman also has a connection to the film as Judith Jamison and the Alvin Ailey Company are profiled in the film. Never Stand Still was filmed on location at Jacob's Pillow and is distributed by First Run Features. Here is the film's press release: Click here
We wanted to share a recent news announcement concerning Sharon Gersten Luckman, brother of Brant Lake Camp's Director Rich Gersten, oldest daughter of Bobby and Libbie Gersten and sister-in-law of present Dance Camp Co-Director Mieks Gersten.
After a long and highly successful tenure as Alvin Ailey's Executive Director, where she re-energized and dramatically strengthened the position of this amazing and unique Dance organization, Sharon has decided to step down from her post after 16 years and perhaps pursue other endeavors.
As you may know, Sharon founded the Brant Lake Dance Camp in 1980 and helped to successfully develop it's strong program and high standards of professional dance instruction-- coupling it with a real summer camp experience for girls.
Prior to her position at Alvin Ailey, she was the Director and dance teacher of the well-know 92nd Street YM/WHA Dance Center, Executive Director of the Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation as well as Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. She has also been awarded numerous awards for leadership and achievements in the arts.
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