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New dance film brings hottest SA moves to big screen

September 13, 2017 12:36 pm by: Category: Arts & Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Featured, National Leave a comment A+ / A-

Maurice Paige and Yasirah Bhelz lead the Lock Rock n Roll castBy AKANI CHAUKE
JOHANNESBURG, (Gauteng Guardian) – POP Lock n Roll, is set to match or exceed the success earned by dance films that have proven popular among South Africans.
The film, which is about finding the strength to dance again – despite life and its unexpected, and sometimes heart-breaking challenges, opens countrywide on September 29. The premiere will take place on September 20 in Johannesburg.
Maurice Paige, avid hip hop dancer and ‘Isidingo’ mainstay, leads the cast, alongside singer-songwriter and actress, Yasirah Bhelz.
Ziggy directs the film produced by Mayenzeke Baza, founder of Mandela Bay Pictures.
More than 50 professional dancers feature in the film, including top dance crews from around the country.
It features eight choreographers.
Some of the styles featured include crumping, voguing, popping, locking, pantsula and breakdancing.
“The leads pushed themselves to the limit for the film with many months of professional dance training from a range of top hip-hop dance choreographers,” Hofmeyr said.
Among the most popular recent dance films include “Stomp the Yard” (2007), “You Got Served” (2004) and “Step Up” (2006 to 2014).
Other favourites include “Dirty Dancing Havana Nights” (2004) and “Striptease” (1996).
“Dance films are traditionally a major hit with fans,” says Helen Kuun, CEO of Indigenous Film Distribution.
– Gauteng Guardian

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