United by dance

During the first confinement in March 2020, director Olivier Klepatzky realizes that dance plays a major role in people's well-being.

Stars, anonymous, young or less young, the whole world begins to dance in a critical period where everything is uncertain. Locked up in their homes, several million people feel the need to move their bodies to release their tensions, fight against isolation syndromes or help each other.

For more than eight months, the director interviewed professional dancers, caregivers, police officers and the elderly to try to understand how dance helped these people overcome this global pandemic. This positive film was shot on three continents with testimonies in the United States, Colombia, Vietnam, Lebanon and France.

This independent documentary is distributed internationally by Terranoa: https://www.terranoa.com/fr/unitaire/unis-par-la-danse-2721

  • Olivier Klepatzky
  • Olivier Klepatzky
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Unis par la danse
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    52 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
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    Colombia, France, Lebanon, United States, Viet Nam
  • Language:
    English, French, Spanish
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    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Olivier Klepatzky

I have worked for television for 20 years as an editor, director and editor-in-chief. United by Dance is my first independent documentary.

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