The behind the scenes work on any dance movie is pretty staggering. Besides the people who star (and dance) in the movie, there are many professionals that make the film possible–including the choreographer.
4dancers is pleased to share this exclusive clip from the DVD and Blu-ray extras of Mao’s Last Dancer.
This clip is from the ‘making of’ featurette, and discusses some aspects of the choreography that was used in the film. As someone in the field, I can say that it’s always nice to see what goes into making the movie.
Enjoy! Here it is…
On a separate note, I’ve been thrilled to see more interest in dance over the past few years. Between the dance movies that have come out and the television coverage, dance is as hot as ever. Although not everyone thinks the attention is a good thing, I tend to believe that (for the most part) getting dance out there in front of people is beneficial.
I would, however, like to see a bit more of an educational aspect to it here and there. I think it’s important to try and represent dance honestly. There are a lot of myths out there, and these can be perpetuated by film. I’ve heard some dancers that were upset about the way ballet dancers were depicted in Black Swan…
What do you think? Is dance becoming more mainstream? Is the attention a good thing–or a bad one? There are so many schools of thought on this–and I’d love to hear yours.