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Born to Dance (2015)

Coming of age tale told through the eyes of 'Tu', an ambitious young man from Auckland who dreams of being a professional hip-hop dancer.
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Credited cast:
Tia Maipi ... Tu
Stan Walker ... Benjy
Kherington Payne ... Sasha
John Tui ... Zack
Parris Goebel ... Parris, Goebel
Nathan Kara ... Jase
Michael Metuakore Michael Metuakore ... Tino
Alexandra Carson Alexandra Carson ... Sophie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jordan Cruickshank ... Kane
Kelvin Taylor ... African American Dance Crew Leader
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Coming of age tale told through the eyes of 'Tu', an ambitious young man from Auckland who dreams of being a professional hip-hop dancer.

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24 September 2015 (New Zealand) See more »

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World class dancing and music, with some free movie thrown in
29 September 2015 | by jubeedooSee all my reviews

Young Tu wants to be a dancer, and spends all the time he's not working at his summer recycling job with his friends, the crew 2PK - all the way from South Auckland, New Zealand. Holla Papakura!

When Tu gets the chance to try out for their moneyed-up, world- beating, cross-town opposition the K Crew, his father lays down the law about his future, and his friends start seriously losing the plot, Tu finds himself pulled three different ways.

Okay, so far, so every reach-your-goals-movie ever. The story is nothing new, though there's a great injection of Kiwi humour every so often to lighten the drama - but the dancing and music are something else.

This is what you're really seeing Born To Dance for - choreography by the sensational Parris Goebel, performances by groups like the Royal Family and Black Grace, and the thumping soundtrack put together by P-Money from a mix of local and international artists.

The finale of the Regional Finals competition has to be seen to be believed - and it's best seen on the big screen.


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