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Five Dances (2013)

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The coming of age tale of an extraordinarily gifted young dancer recently arrived in New York City.

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Complete credited cast:
Ryan Steele ...
Chip Daniel
Reed Luplau ...
Theo
Catherine Miller ...
Katie
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Cynthia
Luke Murphy ...
Anthony
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Chip's Mother (voice) (as Louise Roche)
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Cynthia's Husband (voice)
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FIVE DANCES is a creatively adventurous narrative feature film set in the New York 'downtown' modern dance world. The story follows the rocky emotional journey of an 18-year old dancer with talent to burn, who must choose between his responsibility to his broken family in the Midwest, and forging a life and career for himself. Written by Anonymous

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Ryan Steele originated the role of "Specs" in The Newsies on Broadway. See more »

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Put Your Back N 2 It
Written by Mike Hadreas
Performed by Perfume Genius
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See it for the dancing.
12 November 2013 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

Five Dances (2013) was written and directed by Alan Brown. This is a movie you see for the dancing, not the plot. Ryan Steele plays Chip Daniel, an extraordinarily gifted dancer, who has just arrived in NYC from Kansas.

He's ready for the professional demands of dancing, but nothing else is working out for him. He has no money, no place to live, and no friends. His mother calls him endlessly demanding that he return, and telling him, "I know what you're doing there."

Returning to Kansas is out of the question. However, Chip is going to need help to survive in New York so that he can do what he does better than anyone else--dance.

Chip's encounters with the company choreographer and with the other dancers make up the plot. However, in a sense, the plot gets in the way of the dance sequences. My suggestion--don't worry about the plot; see this film for the dancing.

We saw this movie at the Little Theatre as part of Image Out--the Rochester LGBT Film Festival. It probably works better on a large screen, but it's worth seeking out and watching on video if that's the only available option.


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