Jérôme Andrews, forwards and backwards

Portrait in words of an American dancer, choreographer and teacher, born in 1908, who pioneered modern dance in France from the 1950s.
His life is interlinked with the history of modern dance in the United States, Germany and France.
The 1920s in Los Angeles, the 1930s in New York, London and Berlin, his unexpected meeting with Joseph Pilates and his long-awaited meeting with Mary Wigman, and his final move to Paris all shape his journey in search of dance.
He accumulated and incorporated continual experiments that he handed on to others in France for forty years.
This complex living memory of Jerome Andrews was put together in May 1992, a few months before his death.
n + n Corsino

It is the spirit that shapes the form. The place of dance is in movement, whether it is right or wrong.
Jerome Andrews

Credits titles

direction: n + n Corsino

interview: Laurence Louppe, Dominique Dupuy

Production Partners

Danse 34, Productions
Les films du Tambour de soie
The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nice, MAMAC
Imerec Marseille
La Louisiane Hotel, Paris 

With the support of : SACD, the French Ministry of Culture (Direction de la Musique et de la Danse)