Tuesday, June 7

Special Events ArchiveDance on Film 2016

A Time to Dance: The Life and Work of Norma Canner

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A Time To Dance: The Life and Work of Norma Canner (1998) Dir Ian Brownell and Webb Wilcoxen; Runtime: 70 minutes
This intimate documentary profiles Norma Canner, a pioneer in dance movement therapy, who found in dance a way to help those discarded by society. The film traces the evolution of Norma’s career from Broadway actress in the ‘40s, through her ground-breaking work in creative movement with disabled and mentally retarded children in the ‘60s, to her work with adults as a dance therapist. This film is an inspiring tale of a woman who followed her own heart and in the process helped others to heal themselves.

Presented in partnership with the American Dance Therapy Association.


  • Ian Brownell, Co-director
  • Donna Newman-Bluestein, Dance/Movement Therapist, Senior Lecturer at Lesley University, and former student of Norma Canner


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Tuesday 6/7
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Tickets $5, $10 Double Feature. Brattle Passes not accepted