At the BFI: two-month dance on film season - Gotta Dance, Gotta Dance!
Daredevil dash and dynamism: since cinema is all about moving pictures, it’s no accident that the box office loves action movies. Where else can you find explosive action giving a kinetic rush of pleasure? In dance movies.
And just as action movies are diminished on the small screen, dance movies only truly achieve their pulse-quickening potential on the big screen; hence this two-month BFI season of groundbreaking dance films.
From 40s classic The Red Shoes to 1961’s The West Side Story and Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers’s Top Hat, catch up with your favourite dance films all throughout July and August.