A coming out tale of an extraordinarily gifted young dancer recently arrived in New York City (Ryan Steele, Broadway's Newsies, West Side Story, and 2013 multi-Tony Nominee Matilda), Five Dances is a visually sensual glimpse of life and first love in New York's downtown contemporary dance world.
|May 9, 2013||10:00 AM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
|May 17, 2013||7:00 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
|May 18, 2013||1:30 PM||Harvard Exit||Date has passed|
Recently arrived from Kansas thanks to a ballet scholarship, Chip (Ryan Steele, lead dancer in the 2013 multi-Tony nominee Matilda) hopes that his years of hard training haven’t been all for naught. Joining a small SOHO-based modern dance troupe, Chip soon discovers that a dancer’s career and personal life are inseparable, their experiences and romances paralleling the challenges of artistic expression. Structured around a five-section dance and set mostly in the troupe’s rehearsal space, this is a raw, real, and refreshing examination of the politics of movement. Featuring kinetic energy from the likes of New York’s finest dancers (Reed Luplau, Catherine Miller, Luke Murphy) and choreographed by the famed Jonah Bokaer.
Alan Brown is a filmmaker and writer, best known for penning the novel Audrey Hepburn's Neck, and for his films Private Romeo, Superheroes, Book of Love and the Sundance-selected short film O'Beautiful.
Sponsored in part by Here Media, Ingeniux
|Principal Cast:||Ryan Steele, Kimiye Corwin, Reed Luplau, Catherine Miller, Luke Murphy|
|Running Time:||85 minutes|
|Producer:||Tracy Utley, Agathe David-Weill|
|Filmography:||Private Romeo (2011); Superheroes (2007); Book of Love (2004)|
|US Distributor:||TLA Releasing|