How To Dance In Ohio: Moving Documentary Heads To Sundance

“Meet the Artist ’15: Alexandra Shiva – Sundance Film Festival”

The featurette above suggests that How To Dance In Ohio will be a powerful documentary.

Directed and produced by Alexandra Shiva, How To Dance In Ohio depicts a unique coming-of-age tale:

“In Columbus, Ohio, a group of young people with an array of developmental challenges prepares for an iconic event – a spring formal dance. They spend 12 weeks confronting and practicing their social skills as they prepare for the big event, to be hosted at a local disco.”

“Working with their trusted psychologist, they deconstruct fear and larger-than-life social anxiety one step at a time by picking dates, dresses, and, ultimately, a King and Queen of the Prom.”

The documentary will premiere in the upcoming U.S. Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival.

Clyde F. Smith

DanceLand founder Clyde F. Smith has a BFA and MA in Dance from UNC-Greensboro and a PhD in Cultural Studies from The Ohio State University. In addition to staging his own works, Clyde performed with NC's New Performing Dance Company and San Francisco's The High Risk Group. Clyde returned to performing in 2015 with an improvisational project called Working Sessions.

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