Shake the Dust

Shake the Dust

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

3:00 pm, $10/$9 members/$6 children

Follow B-Boys and B-Girls on the streets of Colombia, Cambodia, Uganda, and Yemen in “Shake the Dust,” a fresh documentary about the power of community, dance, and hip-hop as tools for positive social change. From executive producer and rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones and journalist-turned-filmmaker Adam Sjöberg, “Shake the Dust” chronicles the influence of breakdancing and explores how this original music and dance form invented in America strikes a resonant chord world-wide. Showcasing some of the most jaw-dropping breakdancing moves ever committed to film, “Shake the Dust” is an inspiring tribute to the uplifting power of music and movement.

SHAKE THE DUST1“Shake the Dust” explores the world of breakdancing beyond the New York City streets, charting the movement’s growth in slums, favelas, and ghettos across the globe. “We know we can’t dance our way out of poverty,” a voiceover on the trailer muses. “But breakdancing fills our hearts with hope.” Its soundtrack features music by Nas, Talib Kweli, and Common as well as a roster of international artists. “…[T]he abundant energy and acrobatic prowess displayed by the street kids whose sheer joy in performing is as inspiring as it is infectious,” wrote Frank Scheck in The Hollywood Reporter.
The documentary was produced by David Jacobson, an independent producer & entertainment, who also co-produced the high profile independent feature film, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”

Dance Film Sundays, a series which started in June 2010 under the auspices of the Rosendale Theatre Collective, are held on the 2nd Sunday of every month at Rosendale Theatre.