Documentary directed by Tatyana Bronstein (USA, 2016, 60 min.). Make Me Dance takes an in-depth look at one of the most prestigious dance schools in the United States, The Boston Conservatory, and the work of world-renowned, Harlem-born choreographer Darrell Moultrie as he crafts “Winds of Now” for young ballet and modern dance students. Moultrie brings all his energy and his convictions to break the stereotype of the “ballet body” and redefine what it means to be a dancer. The film documents Moultrie’s choreography and his drive for perfection as he pushes a small group of students to their limits, from the piece’s conception through rehearsals, culminating in opening night at Boston Conservatory Theater.
Directed by Raymond Knudsen (USA, 2016, 5 min.). After a series of devastating concussions changes the course of his once-promising football career, DeAndre Phillips decides to follow his new passion for dancing. As the night of his pivotal audition approaches, DeAndre must finally fight for his prideful father’s loving support and acceptance.
Followed by a Q&A with the directors.
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