Sally Gross: The Pleasure of Stillness (2007) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • SALLY GROSS - THE PLEASURE OF STILLNESS is an intimate documentary portrait about the life and work of the critically acclaimed New York-based dancer and choreographer, Sally Gross, who has been performing for over 50 years. The film features excerpts from her work as well as interviews with dance critics, collaborators and friends. The film also captures Sally's unique history including her days growing up as a daughter of immigrants in the Lower East Side of New York City, her training with visionary choreographer Alwin Nikolais at Henry Street Playhouse, and her involvement in the legendary Judson Dance Theater. Now in her seventies, Sally still continues to choreograph and perform. Filmed in the captivating cinema verite style Albert Maysles and Kristen Nutile follow this charismatic artist as she embarks on the unpredictable journey of creating a new work.


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