April 4, 2014
'Dance of the Maize God' screened tonight, discussion with director and score composer to follow
The film "Dance of the Maize God" will be shown at 7 p.m. today, April 4, in the UMB Theater in the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.
Over the past 50 years, thousands of exquisitely painted Maya vases, almost all looted from royal tombs, have flooded into the world's public and private collections.
"Dance of the Maize God" enters the world of the vases to explore the royal life and rich mythology of the Maya, as well as the tangled issues involved in the collection and study of Mayan art. The story is told by villagers, looters, archeologists, scholars, dealers and curators. A Q-and-A with Director David Lebrun and score composer Yuval Ron follows the screening.