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New dance film features 46 dancers from 20 countries
2021-02-17

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Films.Dance—a global film series produced by and under the creative direction of LA-based Jacob Jonas The Company—continues with Match, the single most expansive collaboration in the 15-film series.

Match features 46 dancers from 20 countries moving against the backdrops of their home cities across the globe—including Joffrey Ballet artists Dara Holmes and Edson Barbosa in Chicago—with original choreography by Emily Kikta, Jamar Roberts, Oliver Starpov, Peter Walker and Xin Ying.

The score was composed by New York-based composer/producer Jay Wadley, known for his work in Charlie Kaufman's I'm Thinking of Ending Things and twice featured in IndieWire's 10 Best Scores of the Year (2016, 2020). Match is directed and edited by Emily Kikta and Peter Walker, founders of kw creative and dancers in New York City Ballet.

The dancers in the film represent some of the world's most celebrated classical and contemporary companies: Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Hispanico, Ballet Vlaanderen, BalletX, Boston Ballet, Dresden Semperoper Ballett, Dutch National, Greek National Ballet, Hannover Ballet, Jacob Jonas The Company, Johannesburg Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Miami City Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Netherlands Dance Theater, New York City Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Teatro Colón, Theatro Municipal de Sao Paulo and Washington Ballet.

See https://www.films.dance/match .


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