Collaborating with internationally renowned choreographer Jonah Bokaer, writer-director Alan Brown has taken five gifted New York dancers to tell a story about Chip (the feature film debut of Broadway star Ryan Steele of Disney's Newsies and upcoming Roald Dahl's 'Matilda the Musical ), an extraordinarily-talented 18-year-old who joins a small downtown modern dance company. In his first weeks of rehearsal, Chip is initiated into the rites of passage of a New York dancer's life, where discipline and endless hard work, camaraderie and competitiveness, the fear of not being good enough, and the joy of getting it just right, inform every minute of every day. Brown and his long-time cinematographer Derek McKane capture the exhilaration and emotional turmoil of a dance company, and all of Chip's poignant firsts with the result being the director’s most dynamic film to date. FIVE DANCES was the official Opening Night film of the 2013 Dance on Camera Film Festival at the Lincoln Center, New York where both screenings were promptly sold-out and played to enthusiastic audiences.
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