High Strung Free Dance Review – World Class, High Energy, Electric Performances

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

High Strung Free Dance, from Endeavor Content and Atlas Distribution Company, presents the story of two young arts professionals in New York City, pursuing their creative dreams while working day jobs, hustling to live and make it.

Directed by Michael Damian, High Strung Free Dance stars Jane Seymour, Thomas Doherty, Harry Jarvis, Juliet Doherty, Ace Bhatti, Jorgen Makena, Kika Markham, Joshua Sinclair-Evans, Nigel Lythgoe, Nataly Santiago, Breck Gallini, Desmond Richardson, Kerrynton Jones, Sophie Tyler and Dan Irsu.


JoJo Rabbit Review – Perfect, Palpable, One of the Best Pictures of The Year


High Strung Free Dance begins with the camera pan of a waiting in a well-appointed study, a grand piano sits in the middle, the keys polished and for the skilled sending a signal. On this day, a young pianist Charlie, played by Harry Jarvis, in his day job as deli delivering guy, is waiting and confident accepts the challenge of the keys and begins to play. He is very good.

Immediately we are at dance auditions, the camera follows a highly skilled dancer, known only today by her number which at the end of the day is not called. She hurries off to her day job as telemarketer. Bribing her cube mate, with a fresh pretzel we find she has another audition.

Friday arrives and Barlow, played by Juliet Doherty, is off to the dance audition for what is billed as the hottest Broadway show to light the Great White Way in decades. It is directed by a young choreographer, Zander, played by Thomas Doherty, more than talented, well known, and known to be highly temperamental with a keen eye.

Lucky number 100, Barlow, is having some trouble see the instructions and misses a turn. She’s cut. Determined she takes a chance, let’s her hair down, changes audition outfits and shoes, and tries again. This time, he clearly sees her, and again explains that she missed a turn and she’s cut. She pushes back and explains she has the skill.


Jacqueline Sauvage: It Was Him Or Me Review – Shocking, Triumphant Recreation, Resonating


By the end of the day, she is one of the lucky ones to be cast. As she is walking home, Zander sees her walking and asks if she wants a ride. His driver cuts the corner to close and runs into Charlie, the pianist/ bicycle delivery guy, who is on his way to a gig. They agree to drop him off and get caught up in the vibe of the club, a mix of 1920’s jazz club style.

As fate would have it the productions pianist quits in frustration, and after a day unable to find anyone, Charlie decides to take some initiation, and hit the guy up who nearly ran him over for a job. And as luck, fate, kismet, happenstance, or chance would have it, destinies collided and by afternoon he was wowing them as the production’s newest members.

As no production is without drama, High Strung Free Dance is not either, Barlow, whom we find out is the daughter of Oskana, played by Jane Seymour, a former prima ballerina, and an internationally known dance instructor. The antagonist and rival dancer, Kayla Jordan, played by Jorgen Makena, is the marquee name and after negotiations fall through, the lead goes to Barlow, for a minute anyway. Soon she signs on and the tension explode.

For anyone who has ever pursued a dream, a goal, artistic expression, even a relationship, only to have the opportunity pulled away at the last minute, the unfairness of it all seems genuine.

As High-Strung Free Dance is all about the performance, the finale, opening night is showcased. The dances sequences are stunning. More than the production rehearsal, or the ballet auditions, the Jazz club scenes are high energy that literally bounces off the screen.


Lucy in The Sky Review - Riveting, Character Driven Performances Power This True Story


As it is an "fine arts" film, in the vein of 1980’s film FAME, the authenticity of the dancers, in all forms, explodes throughout with a beautiful mix of dance, artistic expression, freestyling, hip hop, ballet, jazz, tap. The dance scenes and choreography are world class.


Judy Review - Phenomenal, Four Stars, Oscar Worthy


High Strung Free Dance showcases Manhattan with stunning aerial shots and highly charged dance sequences captured by the Cinematographer Viorel Sergovici.

High Strung Free Dance offers an alternative with a dedicated fine arts film, highlights the elegance of artistic expression, without watering down the dedication and pitfalls necessary to be the best. The film opens wide October 18, 2019. Check local listings.

 

Article under copyright protection. ©

Image courtesy of Endeavor Content.

Haute Tease

  • Beginner’s Guide to Botox: What To Know, Ask

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Data from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons revealed in 2015 over 6.7 million Botox procedures were performed. That number continues to increase as young women "Baby Botox'ers," are opting for the minimally invasive procedure as a preventive measure.

     
  • Mommy Review – Character Driven Brilliance

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Mommy, from TeleFilm Canada and Roadside Attractions, brings to the screen a deeply concerning story of a widowed mother, her bi-polar violent son, a traumatized neighbor and the choices, intersections and decisions contemporary life presents.

     
  • People Exclusive: Husband of Murdered Texas Fitness Instructor Shares Theory on Who Killed His Wife: 'It Had to Be Someone She Knew'

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Brandon Bevers, the husband of a Texas fitness instructor who was found dead inside a church last month just before she was to teach an early morning class, believes his wife knew her killer.

     
  • Une Chine et Deux Visages

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Pour avoir caché l’apparition et la dangerosité du coronavirus aux première heures de sa propagation, le régime chinois a confirmé qu’il était bien une dictature dont les apparences modernes masquaient les bases du régime : autorité, méfiance et culte du secret.  

  • Camelback Inn Resort & Spa Review - Epitomizes Southwest Hospitality, Charm and Beauty

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Scottsdale, Arizona, has become as hot as the desert sun with more than 4.5million tourists visiting each year, and one property has forged its own formidable place in the city’s history: the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa.

     
  • Seattle Mayor Resigns Amidst Sexual Assault Allegations

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Seattle Mayor Democrat Ed Murray, 62, a former Washington State Senator, has tendered his resignation effective at 5:00PM Wednesday, September 13, after a fifth person, came forward accusing the first term mayor of child sexual assault.

     
  • HL Paris Fashion Week: Yohann Fayolle - Ultra Sexy, Superbly Stylish, The Ultimate Summer Collection

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Yohann Fayolle debuted his Spring/Summer 2017 Collection during Paris Fashion Week, Ready to Wear, with seductive solids, cigarette pants, flat panel front, slim lines and sexy skin bearing slits, ultra-feminine and ultra-modern his collection is upscale, contemporary.

     
  • GuitarTown Kids Launches Celebrity Art Guitars For Auction Benefitting The T.J. Martell Foundation Pediatric Cancer Research

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    GuitarTown Kids, a celebrity art guitar auction event has officially launched on CharityBuzz.com, featuring art guitars, exclusive, beautifully hand painted and celebrity signed Gibson Guitars, to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation’s pediatric cancer research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

     
  • LA/NYC Arts: Morrison Hotel Gallery Hosts 50th Anniversary of Woodstock Celebrating with Michael Lang, John Sebastian & Henry Diltz

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    It was three days that lasted 50 years, and last night the Morrison Hotel Gallery at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in Los Angeles, held an exclusive VIP event that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock Music Festival from 1969.

     
  • Jupiter’s Red Hurricane is Disappearing; Hit by Growing Renegade Planet

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Jupiter's iconic imagery is changing, much to the disappointment of scientists around the world that have studied the third planet from the sun for hundreds of years, as its most prominent feature, the "Great Red Spot" shrinks.

     
  • Marguerite Review - An Enchanting Off Key Comedy

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Marguerite, from Cohen Media Group and Fidelite Films, brings to the screen Paris in the 1920’s, the combination of French aristocracy and bourgeoisie, the artist and the lover, desire for self-determination and the courage to live.

     
  • Fashion and Style Fixes and Tricks Review – A Round-Up for the Fashionista Everywhere

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Every fashionista knows that putting together a great look can often be fraught with problems, annoyances, or plain old doldrums. However, ever-clever apparel and accessory designers are continually bringing innovations to market that help ensure your efforts to rock chic, stylish and fresh looks don't hit a snag.  Here's one notable group of fixes, tricks and helpful conveniences to help you thwart a litany of fashion and footwear frustrations and even create looks that are unforgettable:

     
  • Dry Creek Valley On Tour Brings More Than 25 Sonoma County Wineries To Los Angeles

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Experience a taste of Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley on February 20, when more than 25 of the region’s wineries pour more than 100 wines at Culver City’s Smashbox Studios, alongside gourmet food pairings prepared by Food Network Chef Bob Blumer.

     
  • Celebrity Interview: Lorenzo di Bonaventura: A Hit Producing Machine

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    SALT, the espionage thriller from Sony Entertainment and Columbia Pictures, starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor is savoring a summer of sweet success as it retains its box office flavor.

     
  • I Am The Night Review - Palpable Intrigue As Secrets Become Exposed

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    I Am the Night, the upcoming TNT limited series directed in part by Patty Jenkins, tells the story of the infamous Los Angeles gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel, his family and the sinister secrets that bind them together.