Talks & interviews curated/hosted by Debra Levine

Laemmle Theatres/Kino-Lorber Films | July 25, 2021
Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters | Interview/q&a moderator with director Roselynde LeBlanc

Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for the Perf Arts | March 2, 2019
Graham Gears Up: How America’s Legacy Company Advances Dance, interviewing Pam Tanowitz, Janet Eilber, Christopher Rountree

UCLA Film & Television Archive | Aug 25, 2018
“Talkin’ Bob Fosse,” introducing Kiss Me Kate (1953) and My Sister Eileen (1955) at “Fosse, Fosse, Fosse!”

Laemmle Theatres Anniversary Classics | June 5, 2018
“Diamonds Deconstructed,” introducing Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for the Perf Arts | May 13, 2017
Martha Graham’s Artistic Gems from the 1940s, interviewing Janet Eilber, Artistic Director of Martha Graham Dance Company

Hollywood Heritage Museum | Los Angeles CA | Jan 11, 2017
Masters of Hollywood Dance, curator/host interviewing George Chakiris, Barrie Chase

Center for Ballet & the Arts | New York NY | Nov 8, 2016
Jack Cole: Whose Jazz Choreography Electrified Audiences at American Night Clubs, illustrated lecture

Laemmle Theatres/IFC Films | September 9, 2016
Dancer, Interview with Sergei Polunin

Laemmle Fine Arts Theatre ‘Anniversary Classics’ | June 29, 2016
Pre-talk, 55th Anniversary West Side Story

The Museum of Modern Art | New York NY | Jan 20 – Feb 4, 2016
ALL THAT JACK (COLE) co-curator and host, screening 18 movies choreographed by Cole, interviewing Carmen de Lavallade, Barrie Chase, Grover Dale, Rob Marshall, Wayne Cilento, Nicole Fosse
– Lecturer, Jack Cole, Hollywood Dance Renegade

Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for the Perf Arts | Apr 18, 2015
Our Martha Graham,” pre-talk, Martha Graham Dance Company

The Ellen Theatre, Bozeman, MT | Apr 11, 2015
“A Conversation with George Chakiris” screening West Side Story (1961)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York City | Oct 26, 27, 2014
“To Save & Project” film preservation festival
George Chakiris: A Life in Film, screening Bebo’s Girl (1964)
Jack Cole talk/interview with Chakiris, screening Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Ready When You Are, Mr. Diaghilev, screening Madam Satan (1930)

The Juilliard School, New York City | Oct 28, 2014
“Dance & the Movies, interviewing George Chakiris

UCLA Film & Television Archive | July 19, 2014
Talk on Nijinsky | Wilder Theater | Screening: Specter of the Rose (1946)
Event producer/lecturer on Vaslav Nijinsky

Los Angeles Conservancy, Last Remaining Seats | June 14, 2014
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion | Screening West Side Story (1961)
Interviewing George Chakiris, in person

Dance Camera West | Apr 9, 2014
Aero Theatre | Screening Afternoon of a Faun (2103)
Interviewing Director Nancy Buirski

American Cinematheque & Art Deco Society of Los Angeles | Mar 15, 2014 
Theodore Kosloff & Cecil B. DeMille Meet Madam Satan,” Egyptian Theatre Screening: Madam Satan (1930)

Landmark Theaters | March 14, 2014
Nuart Theatre, Screening The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Interviewing George Chakiris

KPCC, NPR Radio for Southern California | March 8, 2014
The Friendship between Cecil B. DeMille & Theodore Kosloff” broadcast on “Off Ramp”

Laemmle Theaters | Christmas eve 2013 and 2014
Laemmle “NoHo 7” Theatres
Host and emcee. Screening Fiddler on the Roof (1972)

UCLA Film & Television Archive | An Evening with George Chakiris | Nov 16, 2013
Billy Wilder Theater | Screening Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (1967)
Event producer/ Interviewing George Chakiris

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences | Aug 3, 2013
OSCARS Outdoors Screening: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) |
Illustrated lecture on choreographer Jack Cole | George Chakiris

  • Footage:

Turner Classic Movies | Choreography by Jack Cole | Sept 12, 2012
Guest programmer, co-host with Robert Osborne

UCLA Film & Television Archive | A Tribute to Choreographer Jack Cole | Aug 4, 2012

Billy Wilder Theater | Screening: The I Don’t Care Girl (1953)
Event producer/ Interviewing Mitzi Gaynor

Art & Culture Salon, Mimoda Café, Dana Ross Salon July 2012

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
Scholar in Residence, summers 2010, 2011
“Pillow Talk” lecturer on Jack Cole
Lecturer on visiting dance companies Aspen Santa Fe Ballet