A film of world dance to Beethoven's Symphony No. 9--a soaring journey that literally circles the globe--Dancing Joy celebrates humanity and nature as never before.
This is a film you'll want to see again and again--with everyone you love!
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Why this music?
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the Choral, is a miraculous work. Profoundly deaf by the time he wrote the symphony, Beethoven created music so beautiful that it is played and loved throughout the world. He stretched the structure of a symphony, including human voices singing lyrics inspired by Friedrich Schiller’s “Ode to Joy.” He fearlessly proclaimed humanity to be brothers under a loving divine creator, meant to live in joy. To learn more, click here:
Meet our Dancers
The dancers include artists from all over
the world, and many dance traditions:
Nepal, Korea, Fiji, Indonesia, Greece, Honduras, India, Botswana, Bulgaria, Rwanda, Native American, Hawaii, Ireland, Scotland, Appalachia, Spain, Caribbean, Japan and the traditions of Ballet, Ballroom, and American Sign Language,
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