A Just Wanna Dance

 

I Just Wanna Dance

When two dancers are asked to partner at an audition each struggle with the flip sides of homophobia before finding common footing.

Set in a Victorian ballroom overlooking the San Francisco skyline, the dancers take a journey through genres of partner dancing, addressing homophobia and effeminophobia. Rooted in hustle, the dancers move through its various influences such as mambo and lindy-hop while integrating elements of contemporary hip-hop. During this duet, they develop a relationship, breakthrough societal norms, and come to terms with platonic intimacy.

Shot with a remote head and jib, the camera sweeps through the fast-paced choreography capturing hustle as a transcendent force of black joy and tenderness.

Director: Amanda Beane

Choreographers & Performers: Abdiel & Shay Dixon Written by Amanda Beane and Abdiel

Producer: Reina Lam Director of Photography: Sarah Simka Jaffe Jib

Op: Kristina Willemse 1st AC: Sarah Wells

Data Wrangler: Latajh Weaver Gaffer: Alesksandra Seiger

Production Designer: Keri Shewmaker

Wardrobe Stylist: Zakiya Zazaboi

Makeup Artist: Yvette Matthews-Mason

Editor: Zoë Mountain Colorist: Daniela Rodriguez Martinez

Music: Trackademicks

Special Thanks: Judy Flannery, San Francisco Dance Film Festival Elizabeth Sturton, University Club of San Francisco Hilary Jacobs, Hil’s Cooking Catering Andrew Junker, French Press Films Ryan Thomas, Bolt Lighting Rental Rashod Edwards, SF Film Peggy Peralta, Fairy Godmother Steffie Gittleman, Christopher Jones, Christine Jowers, Antoinette Gelmont, Lorraine Oler, Nya Bowman, Cynthia Wilcox, Jeanne Suggs, Reny Díaz Arango, David Slater, Jon Romain, Deborah McAlister

 

 

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