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Bullfight • 9m 18s
Directed by Shirley Clarke • 1955 • United States
Starring Anna Sokolow
Shirley Clarke’s fascination with dance is on full display in this short film featuring a moving performance by Anna Sokolow. A reinterpretation of a bullfight, Sokolow’s choreographed piece illustrates the dramatic exchange between a bovine beast and a matador. Clarke further charges the routine by intercutting it with footage from an actual bullfight.