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 PhD in Cultural Studies from OSU and performs improvisational dance in Working Sessions.