Private Project

Dancing Joy

Beethoven's 9th Symphony is interpreted in the dance of 21 world cultures, shot around the world.

  • Lan T. Lee
    Director
  • Kate Tsubata
    Writer
    Ai Means Love, Cashing Out, Soul Search
  • Kate Tsubata
    Producer
    Ai Means Love,Cashing Out,Soul Search
  • Mophato Dance Theatre
    Key Cast
    "Botswana dancers"
  • VOU
    Key Cast
    "Fiji dancers"
  • Zharava
    Key Cast
    "Bulgarian Dancers"
  • Ballroom Blitz NI
    Key Cast
    "Vintage Ballroom dancers"
  • Close to the Earth
    Key Cast
    "Native American dancers"
  • Caryatids
    Key Cast
    "Ancient Greek Dancers"
  • Namaste Dance
    Key Cast
    "Nepal Dancers"
  • Hyun
    Key Cast
    "Korean Dancers"
  • Minbuza
    Key Cast
    "Japanese Dancers"
  • Appalachian Ensemble
    Key Cast
    "Appalachian Dancers"
  • SpiritWing
    Key Cast
    "Caribbean Dancers"
  • Tablado
    Key Cast
    "Flamenco Dancers"
  • Maluhia Ke Aloha
    Key Cast
    "Hawai'ian Dancers"
  • West Virginia Highland Dancers
    Key Cast
    "Scottish Highland Dancers"
  • Grupo Folklorico Raices Hondurenas
    Key Cast
    "Honduran Dancers"
  • Jacques Nyunguru
    Key Cast
    "Rwandan Dancer"
  • Suhasini Muthukrishnan
    Key Cast
    "Indian Dancer"
  • Pekalongan Menari
    Key Cast
    "Indonesian Dancers"
  • Hope Garden Ballet
    Key Cast
    "Ballet dancers"
  • Foy School of Traditional Irish Dance
    Key Cast
    "Irish Step Dancers"
  • Gallaudet Dance Company
    Key Cast
    "ASL dancers (Deaf/Hard of hearing)"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Other
  • Genres:
    Dance, Music, Multicultural, Inspirational, Indigenous
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 19 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 24, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Botswana, Fiji, Greece, Indonesia, Korea, Republic of, Nepal, United Kingdom, United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED,4K,GoPro,Phantom 4 drone
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4608 x 2160
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Lan T. Lee

Choreographer, Dancer and International stage performer, Dance Coordinator of NGO "WAIT," film actor. Has traveled, taught and worked throughout US and 12 nations. "Dancing Joy" is her film directing debut.

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Director Statement

Dance is an international language, just as music is. It speaks to us on a level beyond mere spoken words. Beethoven's timeless message of all mankind becoming brothers inspired these world dancers to express their own cultures in this film. My job was to work closely with these skilled dancers and with the amazing camera team to capture their artistry for the world audience.