Dead Time Alive is a meditation on the legacy of Elfriede Mahler, an American
dance choreographer and one of the founders of Cuba’s modern dance school that
sought asylum in Cuba immediately following the revolution in 1959. Memories
both personal and historical are recalled through an archive audio interview,
reflections from her former students and dance from her still active company
Danza Libre based in Guantánamo City. This collective act reconstitutes a woman
that is gone but not missing and, in the process, illuminates the active
continuum between life and death.