FODAR OPENING NIGHT : STRICTLY BALLROOM
Before Australia, The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge there was Strictly Ballroom.
DANCE on FILM NIGHT presents Baz Luhrmann’s first feature film
- Winner – Cannes Film Festival (1992)
- Winner – TIFF (1992)
- Winner – BAFTA (1993)
- Winner – Edinburgh International Film Festival (2008)
- Winner – Almost Everywhere!
When a young ballroom champion defies an all-powerful dance Federation by performing his own steps, his dream of winning the Pan-Pacific Grand Prix is shattered. But help comes from an unexpected quarter.
“Baz Luhrmann’s most charming, entertaining film; the opening chapter in a career that exploded like a dynamite-rigged disco.” The Guardian
Home to the only summer contemporary dance festival in Nova Scotia, Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – FODAR is ranked as one of the major dance festivals in the country. Back for its Fifth Season, the festival showcases the best and the current in contemporary dance performed by some of this country’s most celebrated dancers. Each season FODAR also remounts a landmark production from Canada’s rich modern dance legacy. The festival opens August 13 with Dance on Film Night. Four days of spectacular dance on stage follow with Program 1 and Program 2 on alternating nights.
The story of how “Strictly Ballroom” was made is as entertaining as the film. Strictly Ballroom from Stage to Screen:
TICKETS available at the door.