Synopsis

 Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter tells the inspiring and largely unknown story of a
woman whose life was defined by her love for dance. Martha Hill emerges as dance's secret
weapon, someone who fought against great odds to establish dance as a legitimate art form in
America. Through archival footage, lively interviews with dance notables, and rare footage of the
spirited subject, the film explores Hill's arduous path from a Bible Belt childhood in Ohio to the halls
of academe at NYU and Bennington College to a position of power and influence as Juilliard's
founding director of dance (1952-1985). This revelatory story depicts her role as the leader of the
Modern Dance revolution and the controversial struggle that accompanied Juilliard's move to
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