Where the Dance Is (2010) Trailer
Trailer for the documentary Where the Dance Is, which screens at the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival.
In the spring of 2009, choreographer Doug Elkins worked with 8 students from Beacon, a public high school in New York City. This documentary follows the process of their rehearsals, as the kids gain confidence, build a community - and are entertained by the humor and hyperactive wit of their teacher. This engaging look at an artist/teacher moves from philosophy to physicality, but subverts the American Idol formula of bravura final show - because that's not Where the Dance Is.