UNITED NATIONS OF DANCE
Dance & Travel / Documentary Series - 10 X 60'
UNITED NATIONS OF DANCE dives into the history and traditions behind each dance. The series features dancers, choreographers, and other people who perpetuate each culture over the centuries. How do the almost hypnotic swirls of the Dervishes in Cappadocia blend with the history of Turkey itself? How do the precise hand and foot movements of the Kathak dance relate to the very particular traditions of India? And how does the Butoh dance, with its crooked gestures and expressions of pain, or the gentle movement of the geishas, teach us about the ancient customs of Japan? The focus is on the captivating personal storiesof these characters, the richness of each dancer's movements, and the culture of the places visited. Each episode shows dazzling dance performances and the fascinating details that happen before each presentation. The series takes the viewer to 10 different countries, including Japan, India, Bali, and Brazil, among others.