Every Body Dances

This intimate portrait of a weeklong integrated dance workshop for older adults explores how mixed abilities can create new forms. Echoing the central theme of expanding access to the arts, the film uses universal design standards to reach diverse audiences by including audio description for the visually impaired along with the option of English captions or Spanish subtitles.

Este retrato íntimo de un taller de danza integrado de una semana para adultos mayores explora cómo las habilidades mixtas pueden crear nuevas formas. Haciendo eco del tema central de ampliar el acceso a las artes, la película utiliza estándares de diseño universales para llegar a diversas audiencias al incluir descripción de audio para personas con discapacidad visual junto con la opción de subtítulos en inglés o español.

  • Christopher Boulton
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • 3rd Rodi Festival
    December 3, 2020
    European Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 7th Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival
    United States
    December 3, 2020
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 5th Chicago Inclusive Dance Festival
    United States
    May 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 18th We Care Film Festival
    New Delhi
    December 3, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 15th Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival
    Fort Myers, FL
    United States
    September 14, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 13th Rincon International Film Festival
    Puerto Rico
    August 7, 2020
    Official Selection
  • 5th Cascadia Dance and Cinema Festival
    October 9, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Christopher Boulton

Dr. Boulton has produced for Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, and Court TV. His films on sports, science, dance, and memory have screened at over a hundred venues all over the world and won awards from the Orlando, DocsMX, Thomas Edison, Sunscreen, CineGlobe, and Melbourne Documentary film festivals.

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Director Statement

"Modern dance can be difficult to understand and appreciate, much less perform. What began as a rebellion against the formalism of ballet can now seem like an esoteric art reserved for young, athletic dancers and sophisticated audiences. But there is a growing movement to open up modern dance by including more mature and uniquely-abled performers not typically associated with physical prowess, but for whom the desire and ability to move is never taken for granted. I made this film as a way to better understand the creative process of modern dance choreography from the perspective of a novice with no formal training but a whole lifetime of experience."