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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!
WATCH THE Trailer
VIMEO ON DEMAND
RAVE REVIEW FOR DANCING JOY!
See what Craig Bettendorf, Indiedance Film Festival Director, had to say about Dancing Joy!
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,
Here's what people are saying about Dancing Joy!
Filled with joy, love and energy for goodness.
It moves the hearts to realize that we have
the same ultimate desire.
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