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Alive and Kicking (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, Music | 7 April 2017 (USA)
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Alive and Kicking gives the audience an intimate, insider's view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern society.

Director:

Susan Glatzer

Writers:

Susan Glatzer, Heidi Zimmerman (co writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hilary Alexander Hilary Alexander ... Herself
Evita Arce Evita Arce ... Herself
Kimberly Clever Kimberly Clever ... Herself
Sharon Davis Sharon Davis ... Herself
Emelie DecaVita Emelie DecaVita ... Herself
Rebecka DecaVita Rebecka DecaVita ... Herself
Rusty Frank Rusty Frank ... Herself
Augie Freeman Augie Freeman ... Himself
David Frutos David Frutos ... Himself
George Gee George Gee ... Himself
Sommer Gentry Sommer Gentry ... Herself
Andrea Gordon Andrea Gordon ... Herself
Dawn Hampton Dawn Hampton ... Herself
John Paul Helveston John Paul Helveston ... Himself
Jo Hoffberg Jo Hoffberg ... Herself
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Alive and Kicking gives the audience an intimate, insider's view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern society.

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Happiness is just a few steps away


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Country:

Sweden | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Swing Out See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,201, 9 April 2017

Gross USA:

$68,485

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,485
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Soundtracks

Georgia Swing
Performed by Smoking Time Jazz Band
Written by Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton (as Fred "Jelly Roll" Morton) & Santo Pecora
Published by Edwin H. Morris & Co., a division of MPL Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)
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This film will make a non-dancer understand why people love to swing dance.
14 April 2017 | by riffraffmorganSee all my reviews

Alive and Kicking follows a select group of swing dancers who actively participate in competition around the world. This documentary provides a snap shot of what it's like to be a competitive dancer and why the dance brings joy to so many people around the world. There are great moments in the film that let the viewer experience laughter, joy, and even sadness and empathy for the difficulties some of the dancers have been through. Overall, though, the experience as a whole is energetic and will make even a non-dancer understand why so many people love swing dancing.

A small criticism is that film's beginning and ending feel a bit abrupt, but once you jump into the stories, dance footage, and music; the viewer is swept up into a world where the most important experience is to have fun.


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