Documentary about Boys Braving Bullies in Pursuit of their Ballet Dreams will Screen in Sydney, Mexico, and New Zealand this year
NEW YORK — NuArts Productions presents DANSEUR, sharing the struggles of young men in pursuit of their ballet dreams, with international screenings in Mexico, at Monterrey International Ballet Gala & Workshop on August 30, 2018; Sydney, Australia in partnership with Royal Academy of Dance Australia and Project B on September 28, 2018 and Wellington, New Zealand on October 3, 2018.
Making his documentary debut, Producer and Director Scott Gormley explores the difficult subjects of bullying and homophobia while illustrating the vitality of ballet, through performance, creation, preservation and education. The film features stories from James Whiteside (American Ballet Theatre), John Lam (Boston Ballet), Harper Watters (The Houston Ballet), Derek Dunn (Boston Ballet), among others.
“I’ve seen over and over again the clear-cut lines we draw as a society around what boys “should” and “shouldn’t” do. I’ve interviewed more than two dozen dancers, and their stories are heartbreakingly similar. Verbal abuse. Physical abuse.” Said Producer and Director Scott Gormley. “In many cases, it’s their own fathers who aren’t in support of their dreams. In this film I wanted to show that ballet is beautiful – across all genders.”
The Australian Premiere is in partnership with the Royal Academy of Dance’s (RAD) Project B – their global initiative to encourage and support more males to learn and teach dance. Accompanying the screening, RAD will host ‘In Conversation With’ Director Scott Gormley, RAD Male Dance Ambassador Matthew Lawrence and Ballet Brothers’ founder Jake Burden. Full schedule of dates, locations and further information can be found below and at danseurmovie.com.
Monterrey International Ballet Gala & Workshop, Monterrey, Mexico
Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 8:00 pm
The screening will held at “Sala Chopin” of the “Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey”
In Partnership with Royal Academy of Dance Australia and Project B, Sydney, Australia
Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Dendy Opera Quays
Tickets: $25 sold here
For more information, visit RAD events
New Zealand School of Dance, Wellington, New Zealand
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 6:30 pm
The screening will be followed by a Q&A from 7:45 – 8:15 pm
ABOUT NuArts Productions
Founded by like-minded filmmakers, NuArts Productions LLC is an independent, New York based production company committed to the art of creative storytelling, no matter the media. With the belief that a great story or message is essential to great creative, we combine stunning visuals with universal human experiences to immerse the audience.
ABOUT Producer and Director Scott Gormley
Scott Gormley is a former creative director turned independent film producer. Gormley started NuArts Production, LLC in 2015 concentrating on documentaries so he can help others tell their stories through film. He served on the Board of Directors for Eglevsky Ballet, overseeing the preservation of its 50+ year history.