THE WAY WE DANCE
Directed by Adam Wong
Official Selection, 2013 Hong Kong International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2013 Udine Far East Film Festival
Fleur’s got too much energy and dancing dreams too big for the confines of her family’s tofu shop. To chase those dreams, she joins the coolest dance troupe on campus and gets enlisted into a dance battle against their rough-and-rugged rivals at an annual competition. Life seems all good until her signature style is mocked by her own crew, leaving Fleur without a creative outlet. Her last resort is to join the much-avoided Tai Chi Club, headed by a mysterious guy only known as “Dickhead Alan.” As Fleur learns to cope with the ever-changing pace of life – filled with triumphs, disappointments, and heartbreak – she learns how far she is willing to go for her passion.
Combining hip-hop and breaking talents with traditional Chinese moves, this infectiously entertaining film highlights the junction of new cosmopolitan stylings and Chinese culture, all to the beat of modern youth. In other words, this ain’t like watching your mom’s electric slide. Director Adam Wong perfects the dance movie formula and manages to inject genuine humor, love, and charm, thanks in huge part to newcomer Cherry Ngan as Fleur. This film is for anyone who eats, sleeps, and breathes their dreams and knows that, when inspired, would never take no for an answer. –Maryanne Bilbao
Co-presented by: L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at SDSU