No Dominion: The Ian Horvath Story is a documentary film celebrating the remarkable life of the late Ian Horvath, dance champion and AIDS activist, with new dance performances and interviews.

Nel Shelby is co-directing No Dominion: The Ian Horvath Story with Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Margaret Mullin. Ian (Ernie) Horvath was a dancer, choreographer, director and champion for the art of dance who lost a battle with AIDS at age 46 in 1990. His story is so inspiring and it fills me with joy that we can bring it to life in film while re-staging and filming some of his gorgeous, moving dances.

We are raising money to continue to work on No Dominion: The Ian Horvath Story this spring on Hatchfund. Please consider supporting this work, so we can tell Ernie’s story. We look forward to giving you more glimpses of this film’s production throughout 2017.

You can also learn more about the film by listening to our podcast interview with Kimberly Falker of Balancing Pointe.

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Now, more than ever, it is important for us to remember the brave people who sought to connect us through true understanding and compassion. We are making this film because we are deeply inspired by the late Ian Horvath, a man who spent his life fighting to preserve dance in this country and to create a more loving and accepting society for the LGBTQ community and those affected by the AIDS virus.

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