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Dancing Lessons tells the story of Sadie Rigal, a Jewish dancer who concealed her identity in Paris during the Nazi Occupation, became a popular performer, resisted, rescued others and survived with grace and daring.


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from the back of the DVD

Distinguished Professor Daniel Gerould

"In documenting the life of your mother, Sadie Rigal, as a dancer at the Bar Tabarin during the German occupation of Paris, you brought to life fascinating and previously unknown aspects of resistance to the Nazis by Jews and non-Jews in the French entertainment world...simply as a human drama Dancing Lessons has great power..."


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Special Presentations:


--National Council of Jewish Women

--Graduate School and University Center of the City of New York

--Millenium Film Archives

--Duo Theatre

--JCC of Manhattan


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Produced by:

Dramatic Risks, Inc.

60 E 4th Street, #19

New York, NY 10003


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Producer/Director: Mark Waren

Editor: Pavlina Hatoupis

Director of Photography: Kevin Keating


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Film Festivals:

Columbia Gorge Film Festival (2012)

Port Townsend Film Festival (2011)