Dance Movies Invade NYC
Quick: What's your favorite dance movie? You've got a whole bunch, don't you? Well that list is about to get a lot longer.
The 41st Dance on Camera festival is going on right now (through Tuesday) in NYC, including showings of over 70 films—and they're all about dance! That's a whole lot of dance on the silver screen. So where should you start?
Here are five upcoming showings I'm dying to see:
This documentary follows Cuban identical triplets Angel, César and Marcos. They're 11 years old and the top students at Cuba’s National Ballet School. The best part? The triplets will attend the screening. Cuteness overload!
Screening time: Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 6:00PM
Follow choreographer Allison Orr as she tries to convince city sanitation workers in Austin, Texas to collaborate in a unique dance performance. Twenty-four trash collectors step forward with their trucks to perform an extraordinary "dance" on an abandoned airport runway.
Screening time: Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 8:00PM
Great for Broadway buffs, this documentary is on the life of Carmen Gutierrez, the first Mexican dancer to perform on Broadway. Get ready to sing along, because she performed in many classic shows including Carousel, Finian’s Rainbow, The King and I, Candide and West Side Story.
Screening times: Sunday, Feb. 3 at 1:30PM and Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 1:15PM
Matthew Bourne's re–interpretation of Swan Lake is unlike any you've seen before. Instead of the traditional female corps, this ballet features a menacing male ensemble—and it's all in 3D!
Screening time: Monday, Feb. 4 at 8:30PM
If you're a music video fan, get pumped for 60 minutes of videos from Sigur Rós's album, “Valtari,” all with a dance component.
Screening time: Saturday, Feb. 2 (tonight!) at 8:30PM
And there are plenty more! Get the full schedule and tickets at FilmLinc.com.
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We always love a good halftime performance. And we LIVE for halftime performances involving talented kids. (Fingers and toes crossed that Justin Timberlake follows Missy Elliott's lead and invites some fabulous littles to share his Super Bowl stage.)
So obviously, our hearts completely melted for 5-year-old Tavaris Jones. Tavaris may have just started kindergarten, but during Monday night's game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, the Detroit native danced with the panache of a veteran pro at halftime.
The coolest place she's ever performed:
I'd have to say the Super Bowl. The field was so cool, and Katy Perry was right there. And there were so many eyes—definitely the most eyes I've ever performed for!
Something she's constantly working on:
My feet. I'm flat-footed, so I'm always hearing, 'Point your toes!' And I'm like, 'I am!'
My hair! That, and a pair of leggings with a T-shirt or tank top.
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For a long time, I was the strongest dancer at my studio. But this year there's a new girl in my class who's very talented, and my teacher's attention has definitely shifted to her. I'm trying not to feel jealous or discouraged, but it seems like my whole dance world has changed. Help!
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