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A Space to Create is a visually stunning, poetic and complex sixteen-minute film that tells the remarkable story of Sybil Shearer and Helen Balfour Morrison. As artful as the work of these two artists themselves, the film itself is in motion and exquisitely complements the visuals of Helen Balfour Morrison and the choreography of Sybil Shearer.

A committee of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, chaired by Liz Kidera, commissioned Bob Hercules and Media Process Group to create a short film about the work of these two pioneering female artists. This story of Shearer’s original Northbrook dance studio, and the decisions that led the Morrison-Shearer Foundation to build the Sybil Shearer Dance Studio at Ragdale, herald the creation of a new arts resource for dance in the United States.