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Project of the Day: "Five Dances"

By Indiewire | Indiewire June 7, 2012 at 11:29AM

Project of the Day: "Five Dances"
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Five Dances

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"Five Dances"

Tweetable Logline:

A coming-of-age portrait of a talented young dancer who leaves behind a troubled family life to join a small dance troupe in New York City.

Elevator Pitch:

A coming-of-age portrait of a talented young dancer who leaves behind a troubled family life to join a small dance troupe in New York City, FIVE DANCES is a creatively adventurous feature film by award-winning writer-director Alan Brown. The film features five of New York's most gifted dancers acting on film for the very first time, and performing the choreography of internationally acclaimed choreographer Jonah Bokaer.

Production Team:

Alan Brown - Director

Agathe David-Weill -Producer

Derek McKane - Cinematographer

Jarrah Gurrie - Editor

Jonah Bokaer - Choreographer

Nicholas Wright - Composer

Alan Brown's credits: O Beautiful, Book of Love, Superheroes, Private Romeo

About the Production:

As a longtime New Yorker and dance-goer, I've long been drawn to the intimacy and immediacy of the creation process in the rehearsal studio.

With FIVE DANCES, I was fortunate to enlist the incredibly creative talent of Jonah Bokaer. Our five dancers are New York City’s best. Creating a film around them and their talents was the most exciting work I’ve ever done as a director. FIVE DANCES is a unique film in all the best ways – original in its conception, visually exciting, and, so emotionally honest in its performances that it will draw in even non-dance audiences.

For more information and to support this project:

Kickstarter Page

This article is related to: Project of the Day