Join the Department of Theater and Dance for a Zoom watch party and artist talk for Monochrome, a dance-film by Maya Mizrahi '21, featuring an original sound score with interview footage from her teacher and mentor, Ilya Gaft. The film reflects on Gaft’s experience as a principal ballet dancer in the Soviet Union. Gaft graduated from the Leningrad Choreographic Academy under the direction of Alexander Pushkin and Agrippina Vaganova. He went on to become a principal dancer, primarily performing in the Mikhailovsky Theater (formerly the Maly Opera Theater), and sometimes performing in the Mariinsky Theater as well. Gaft's philosophy and artistry has been one of Maya’s biggest influences as a dancer, artist and person. The film features videography and editing by Amalia Roy '21 and sound design by MacKenzie Kugel '19, as well as the song “Palemote,” by Slow Meadow. Please register in advance for the Zoom link.