Introductions by director Ina Sotirova, producer Sally Sommer, and the dancers.
CHECK YOUR BODY AT THE DOOR
CHARLES ATLAS, MICHAEL SCHWARTZ, SALLY SOMMER, 2011
USA | 60 MINUTES
This long awaited documentary produced by Sally Sommer, brings to light the House dance culture that has largely been in the dark. The film includes underground footage culled from the past thirty years, with focuses on shared relationships and histories of some of its major players and master free-stylists. The virtuosity of eclectic urban dance styles and the personalities of the people who created these moves are revealed.
DFA Student Film Competition Winner (5m)
Ina Sotirova | USA | 2011 | 20m
In 1970s New York, dancing brought needed liberation in tough times. But can the city’s underground dance culture continue to thrive after Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s revival of Prohibition-era “Cabaret Laws?”