TIME DEAD, TIME ALIVE

Time Dead Time Alive is a meditation on the legacy of Elfriede Mahler, an American dance choreographer and one of the founders of Cuba’s modern dance school that sought asylum in Cuba immediately following the revolution in 1959. Memories both personal and historical are recalled through an archive audio interview, reflections from her former students and dance from her still active company Danza Libre based in Guantánamo City. This collective act reconstitutes a woman that is gone but not missing and in the process illuminates the active continuum between life and death.

PRODUCTION

Producer: Aliuska Castillo Sayu Voices Yaneisi Chibas Caboverde, Edgardo Marzo, Ines Maria, Ladislao Navarro, Marvellis Martinez, Ada Garcia, Nadia Rubio, Ernesto Llewelyn, Orlando Aramis Brugal Edited: Guston Sondin-Kung Assistant Editor: Jane Jin Kaisen Editing Advisors: Daniel Zox, Joshua Mittleman, Mathew Fielder, Matt H Mayes, Bertta Jottar Narration: Tenchy Tolan Archive Taped Interview: Melinda Mounsouris Research Assistance: Yvonne Daniel Danza Libre Dancers: Yamilka Delsalles Ortega, Grettel Cordoba Morales, Yaneisi Martinez Lopez, Leidi Ma Blanco Gonzalez, Karen Gomez Maura, Maria Caridad Romero Cutino, Leandro A. Leguen Pulsan, Yadriam Meson Velazquez, Elio O. Reina Figueredo, Fernando Bennet Ortiz, Andy Cobas Guzman, Eglier Morales Alfonso Danza Libre Musicians: Alberto Utria Hermandez, Roderquis Barbier Sanregre, Armando Lescaille Bouli, Manuel Martinez Bouza, Yoel Mulen Jay, Angel Cata Mallet, Inocencio Alvarez Duarte Danza Libre Vocalists: Yolaida Fiol Vidal, Suleika Nelson, Dayami Nelson GUIÑOL Theater Alfredo Lopez Danza Libre Technical staff Wilfredo Bennet, Rafaela Silva Production Coordination: Abel Alazo Rangel, Tijana Miskovic, Jorge Nunez Translation: Bertta Jottar