I Got Rhythm

The playful, improvisational structure of rhythmic dance is brought to life in these three films documenting the passionate dancers who fight for the survival and development of their craft. Followed by Q & A with directors.

Co-presented by World Arts West / San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, supported by ODC

Sunday, November 9, 2014 | 2:00 pm

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
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(Brazil, 2013) 5:50
Directors: Victor Alves, Fernanda Abdo

Three dancers that live the everyday of urban culture on the “favelas” of Belo Horizonte show their relationship with “Serra Agglomerate”—the largest of the city—through their dance, and reveal the architecture of alleys and slabs as being, also, a place for the artistic act.

MissionFlamencaMisiòn Flamenca

(USA, 2013) 15:00
Director: Altay Yildiz

Why does one have to perform? In San Francisco’s vibrant Mission District, miles away from Flamenco’s motherland of Spain, five diverse women come together every month. They bring their stories, jaleos and expressive dancing to an intimate setting with one mission: to engage and transport their audience through Flamenco.

CarryItOnCarry it on…

(USA, 2013) 18:45
Director: Sharon Leahy
Choreographer: Sharon Leahy
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Stepping back and in time. The roots run deep. Feel the power of rhythm to call us together.


Derick-Grant-Tap-or-DieTap Or Die

(USA, 2013) 62:00
Director: Jackie Paré
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Warm, vivacious and chock-full of interviews with numerous dance artists and experts, as well as vintage and contemporary performance footage, “Tap or Die” addresses the undeniable triumphs and ongoing controversies within the tap dance field.

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