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July 5, 2018

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Following Joy: Episode 10: Universal and Divine Southern Indian Dancer,

Suhasini Muthukrishnan of Sharmadayini Dance Academy graces the screen with and enlightens ou...

June 27, 2018

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Check out the first part of our road trip to film our West Virginia dance groups! See the grace and beauty of the Appalachian Dance Ensemble and the West Virginia...

June 24, 2018

We are sitting in the airport in Bali, Indonesia, as the sun sets outside and the waves lap in from the surrounding ocean. Two trolley-loads of luggage are parked near our tables in the restaurant with wifi. We just finished shooting the Pekalongan Menari dancers yeste...

June 23, 2018

Dumela, Rra! Dumela, Mma!  We learned to greet the men and women of Gaborone, Botswana with these warm words.  

Arriving after sunset, our crew was happy to be greeted by our host, Thomas Hornemann, and our dance team, the Mophato Dance Theater.  It took two...

June 22, 2018

See the enchanting Hope Garden Ballet dancers illuminate the screen with their talent! 

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Our vlog takes you on a journey around the world giving you a behind the scenes look at our film, "Dancing Joy." Follow our crew members around the globe as w...

June 20, 2018

Bhaktapur is called  the cultural capital of Nepal, so it was a fitting location for the dance created by Rochak Thapa to represent the many cultures of this ancient country.  Sixteen dancers, drawn from  throughout Nepal, performed the dances of the Himalayan, Plains...

June 16, 2018

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The journey continues for part 2 of our Following Joy road trip! Meet the at the New York based Japanese Folk Dance Group, Minbuza!

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June 16, 2018

Dancing Joy was featured in a newspaper in Kathmandu, Nepal. The article brought to light work of Mr. Rochal Thapa and Mr. Manish Adhikary in their partnership with the film to coordinate the dance groups and filming for the dance documentary. Dancing Joy will be filmi...

June 16, 2018

Despite the overall optimism of this project, it's a daunting--really overwhelming--effort.  With anything you can have challenges. We can try and plan for the unexpected, but sometimes you can't think of everything. 

Here are a few challenges we are facing: 


June 14, 2018

Upon arriving to Athens, we sit a few hiccups with customs and the airlines. Also, we discovered arriving early in the morning that our hotel room wasn't ready and that we would have to wait in the lobby room for it to be ready.

Under the bright Mediterranean sky, the r...

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