Writer/Director: Vikram Dasgupta
Documentary, PG, 84 min. (Canada)
Virtual ticket for BEYOND MOVING is $9.99 CDN. It is for a 5-day rental.
“A beautiful, uplifting and inspiring joie de vivre in the world of dance that goes to the heart of sacrifice, love and hope.” – Alex Lee, Artistic Director Docedge New Zealand
“Often films about dancers focus on the rigorous routine and physical demands of dancing but Dasgupta has accomplished something hard to capture on screen. He’s made a film capturing the joy and privilege of dancing.” – Francesca Rudkin, Film Critic, NEW ZEALAND HERALD
“It is a love letter to dance, the stars of the doc, to the NB school, to Canada, to the generosity of humanity.” – Judy Gladstone
Follow the remarkable journey of Siphe November, who left his small township in South Africa to follow his dreams at Canada’s National Ballet School. The young dancer pushes the limits of his talents, tackles an intensive training regimen and soars on stages around the world—all the while navigating family relationships back home, reflecting on what it means to be a Black ballet dancer and figuring out how to give back to the community that raised him. Beyond Moving is an uplifting and inspiring story that reveals deeply personal pulses of family, prejudice, expectation, loss and resilience.