Although I was really into sports when I was a kid and never took a single dance class, for some reason I'm intrigued with dance competitions on TV and dance movies. I guess I love to watch other people tell a story with their movements. Plus, there's a certain athleticism and grace needed for dance that I'm sure I'll never have.
That's why I'm excited about the new movie, High Strung, coming out in theaters this Friday (4/8). It pairs classic dance/music with hip hop and features a favorite of mine in the dance crew, Comfort.
About the Movie:
In a city where only the best succeed, two radically talented people from opposite sides of the tracks need to find harmony to achieve their dreams.
RUBY ADAMS is a dancer from the Midwest on scholarship, living her first day in New York City. JOHNNIE BLACKWELL is a British musician, playing for money in the subway tunnels. Ruby’s world is classical and disciplined; Johnnie’s is improvisational and street smart. When a hip-hop battle gone wrong throws these two artists together, they immediately clash but can’t deny it when sparks begin to fly. Their lives quickly get entangled in the pitfalls that come with competing in New York City. With the help of a dynamic dance crew called The SwitchSteps, Ruby and Johnnie must find a way to save Ruby’s scholarship and keep Johnnie from being deported.
In an action-packed extravaganza combining cutting edge hip-hop with contemporary and classical dance, the two must navigate their opposing worlds and prepare for a competition where winning or losing will change their lives forever.
I had the chance to watch an advance screening of the movie. I really liked the pairing of classical with contemporary and hip hop music and dance, and I always love a good competition at the end of the movie.
It is rated PG, and includes a bit of mild bad language as well as a few mild romantic scenes.
You can watch a trailer for the movie below:
You can also catch more information by following #HighStrungMovie on Facebook or Twitter. Plus, you can order movie tickets and find out lots of behind-the-scenes info on the High Strung movie website.
Disclosure: I received compensation to share about this movie. However, the opinions are all mine!