Mitch Levine



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Danza per Vida (2020) — in pre-production


Danza per la Vita is a 20th anniversary artistic commemoration of the tragic events that took place on 9/11, set to the Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi. It is a multi-media work that includes symphony orchestra, vocal chorale and soloists, dance, projection mapping, holograms, spoken text, adults, children, monks – and our audience. This live dance and music event will take place in at the nexus between New York City, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, PA, the sites of that day’s horrific tragedies. Several of the world’s leading choreographers will create original works to honor the many lives that were lost. The renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel will conduct a live orchestra and world-class designers will create a physical environment which will combine with augmented reality projection to connect the live and broadcast audience.

Presentation Deck:


      Morphing Gravity (2019) - in post-production


We have yearned to fly since we began to dream. Leaving the earth and the terrestrial pull of gravity has been central to human hopes and longing since consciousness began.  Lisa Giobbi – a dancer, aerialist and choreographer – has wedded her art with these dreams. MORPHING GRAVITY chronicles her journey and the creation of her aerial ballet, Fight or Flight.



UVA Bicentennial (2017)


The Bicentennial Celebration of the founding of the University of Virginia by Thomas Jefferson (along with his fellow founding-fathers, James Madison and James Monroe) was an extraordinary evening of commemoration and celebration (even President Jefferson and Edgar Allan Poe made appearances!).

More than 20,000 people gathered to mark this historic event. That night, we noted both the highs and lows of UVA’s extraordinary history. Jefferson deeply believed that "an educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people." That was the essence of the commemoration.

The Bicentennial paid homage to many forms of artistic expression (48 separate performances!). There was a major architectural installation and augmented-reality projection mapping to share the past, present and future of America and the university. We presented a huge swath of performing arts and artists, including Leslie Odom, Jr. (Aaron Burr from “Hamilton”), Andra Day, the Goo Goo Dolls, the Martha Graham Dance Company, Katie Couric, Tina Fey, many a capella groups and choruses, the MLK Choir with the legendary Ingramettes, and many more. Rita Dove, the former Poet Laureate of the United States, recited a new poem for the commemoration. Importantly, we presented “Voices of the Descendants” as descendants of the enslaved who built UVA shared their ancestors’ stories. Jason George recited and evoked Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and “I Have a Dream.” We commissioned an oratorio entitled, “We Hold These Truths,” a new electronic music work, “Jefferson’s Clock” was presented (joined by a duet between a male dancer and a 200 pound moving sculpture), the Cavalier Marching Band marched, Virginia’s Governor spoke and so much more. It’s was an extraordinary and historic evening.

Short Documentary:  (password: uva)


John Huston Award for Outstanding

Achievement in Cinema  (2014)

Tribute to Julie Taymor

Taymor Montage:


In Confidence (2013)

Molly has a secret. It may destroy her world.



John Huston Award for Outstanding

Achievement in Cinema  (2013)

Tribute to Darren Aronofsky

Hosted by

Martin Scorsese & Ellen Burstyn

Event Clip:

Aronofsky Montage:


Children Mending Hearts (2010)

Hosted by

Ben Affleck, Rosario Dawson, Aisha Tyler


Hungry is the Tiger (2009)

Shot on location in Indonesia and India, this documentary feature film explores the global food crisis and tells the story of the White Revolution, an effort to alleviate malnutrition by establishing dairy cooperatives in impoverished villages around the world. Weaving together expert interviews and the voices of the Indonesian and Indian people, the film utilizes documentary film techniques and Javanese shadow puppet performance. It includes traditional and contemporary Indian and Indonesian music and a special song by Patti Smith.



Living & Learning (2008)

TV sitcom episodes:

Big Fun

Chow Fun

Goodbye Superburger

Maid for Each Other

Size Matters


The Bill

This Is My Stop

Toothy Hurty in the Morning


Spirit of Independence (2008)

Tribute to Don Cheadle

Hosted by Halle Berry


SFF Life Achievement Award (2007)

Norman Jewison

Dominic Chianese

Hosted by Robert Osborne


Spirit of Independence (2007)

Tribute to Clint Eastwood

Hosted by Tony Bennett &

Dustin Hoffman


SFF Life Achievement Awards (2006)

Robert Altman

William H. Macy

Felicity Huffman

Paula Wagner

Rick Nicita

Hosted by Joe Pantoliano


BIFF Life Achievement Award (2006)

Tribute to Nicolas Cage

Hosted by Sir Sean Connery


WOS Tribute to Versace (2006)

Featuring Sharon Stone, Demi Moore,

Elton John, Prince, Guns ‘N Roses


Spirit of Independence (2006)

Tribute to Charlize Theron

Hosted by Woody Harrelson


WOS Tribute to Ferragamo (2006)

Featuring Angelica Huston & Kanye West


Spirit of Independence (2005)

Tribute to George Clooney

Hosted by Don Cheadle


SFF Life Achievement Award (2005)

Rutger Hauer

Leslie Caron

Hosted by Lainie Kazan


SFF Life Achievement Award (2004)

Louise Fletcher

Robert Benton

Hosted by Betty Buckley


Lake Tahoe Life Achievement Award (2001)

Tab Hunter

Hosted by Nick Clooney


Lake Tahoe Life Achievement Award (2000)

Janet Leigh

Hosted by Nick Clooney


Shadows (2000)

 Set in a Nazi extermination camp during World War II, SHADOWS is about surviving in a world where survival seems impossible.  It is a story of what happens when one chooses evil and turns against one's own.  And it is a film about growing up in the most horrendous conditions and the effect that has on love, family and survival.



Stale Identity (1998)

In an homage to Hitchcock and film noir, a young girl witnesses the death of her parents. This is the tale of her revenge.


Colette (1998)

At the dawn of the 20th century, soon to be renowned French author and poet Colette marries young to an older man who keeps her confined to her room, forces her to write and publishes her work under his name. This drama explores their complex psycho-sexual relationship.



AFI Fest Tributes (1996-2001)

Ang Lee

Jessica Lange

Elmer Bernstein

Phillip Kaufman

Donald Sutherland



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