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Films & Schedules - THE WAY WE DANCE

THE WAY WE DANCE

Mon, Feb 17, 2014
at 7:30 PM (Cinema 21 (small theaters))
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Fri, Feb 21, 2014
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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THE WAY WE DANCE

DIRECTOR: Adam Wong - HONG KONG

A surprise hit in Hong Kong, the low-budget The Way We Dance, like most dance movies, is a celebration of vibrant youth, as well as hopes and dreams fulfilled. Leaving her parents’ tofu restaurant behind, aspiring dancer Fleur enters university and joins the hip-hop dance club. Her idiosyncratic moves are too advanced for the other dancers, but she finds approval from the chairman of the tai chi club, who encourages her to connect with her inner martial artist. With an appropriately minimalist (romantic drama) plot, Wong inventively mashes contemporary street and traditional Chinese moves with Kung-fu spirit to capture “the passion and romance of these dancers, whom I found representative of the Hong Kong people who are used to growing up in adversity...the devotion, focus, and persistence in the pursuit of their art.” (110 mins.)

Filmography: When Beckham Met Owen (04), Magic Boy (07).

Sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco.

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Interests: Narrative Feature, Asian.

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