Leave It On The Floor

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When Brad’s homophobic mother discovers he is gay, she throws him out of the house. Sleeping rough in her old car (that he ‘liberated’)  he finds a new home in the bizarre and wonderful world of ball culture. It’s an underground scene in which different ‘Houses’ compete on a dance floor catwalk to see who is … Continue reading



Ballroom Rules

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This totally enchanting documentary is a deliciously hilarious look at same-sex couples in Australia as they practice to enter the ballroom dancing competition at the Gay Games.   The story starts in the autumn of 2009 and just nine months away from the World Gay Games in Germany, and Anny a vivacious blond dance instructor … Continue reading



Ballroom Rules

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  I’ve been dancing my socks off this month cinematically speaking.  First the subliminal PINA (and I am still doing the ‘4 Seasons’ dance in my head), then DANCEMAKER the documentary on one of the world’s greats contemporary choreographers PAUL TAYLOR. Followed a frenetic look at the manic craziness of kiddies competing in the World Irish Dancing Championships in JIG, and … Continue reading




DANCEMAKER

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In my seemingly never ending quest to bone up on American cultural icons that never featured in my British upbringing, I saw ‘Dancemaker’ a portrait of the subliminal Paul Taylor the celebrated choreographer who is possibly the greatest creator of modern dance in this country. In the 1950’s even though he was dancing with the … Continue reading



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