You Don’t Need Feet To Dance: A Review
Some disclaimers. I was asked to review this by the film’s marketing peoples. I have met Sidiki once, perhaps twice; we’ve talked briefly.
First. Go SEE IT! If you live in NYC, go see it. It closes Thursday. Quad Cinema 34 West 13th Street. Sign up for updates in case it comes your way! (That’s if you don’t live in NYC).
Second. Get involved in a conversation about this film. I say that because I believe that the filmmakers need to hear from you — there’s much to respond to and a lot to have an opinion about — and because I believe that we should be talking about this film.
You Don’t Need Feet To Dance is a documentary about Sidiki Conde. Who is Mr. Conde? I’m not adding taglines, epithets, descriptors deliberately; the urge to describe is part of what I think leads us astray with this film. I stress that point because I have found reading and understanding this film to be extraordinarily difficult.
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Our workshops in Hong Kong are complete, and we fly home tomorrow night. I have written a bit about my workshop and posted it on my “Dreaming” blog. Oddly, when I was writing about the theoretical frame for the workshop I did not mention De-colonizing theory and practice, even though they made several appearances in my workshop. Continue reading