Dancers rejoice: the new film “High Strung: Free Dance” is guaranteed to have you leaping out of your seat!
It follows the story of a dancer, Barlow (Juliet Doherty), and pianist, Charlie (Harry Jarvis), who get cast in an up-and-coming Broadway show — but matters get complicated when Barlow gets caught in a love triangle between Charlie and the show’s choreographer, Zander (Thomas Doherty). Packed with intricate ballet dancing, hip hop interludes, and even a Bollywood routine, the film presents an irresistible tour de force of talent!
“Being able to bring all of our rehearsals to life on the screen was definitely my favorite part of making the film,” Juliet explained at the Hollywood premiere. “We worked so hard in those rehearsals for hours upon hours, eight hours a day for three weeks straight. To finally translate that and put it into the context of the film, adding the emotion and music to it as well, was pretty incredible.”
Teen dancer Jade Shaknaitis, who makes a cameo in the film, also cherishes the moments when the camera wasn’t rolling the most: “Seeing the behind-the-scenes and how long it took to film something as simple as walking was a cool process!”
Top celebrities in today’s dance industry were in attendance at the premiere, including Dove Cameron, Abby Lee Miller, Lilliana Ketchman, Pressley Hosbach and Brady Farrar, Ava Cota, Connor Finnerty, Symonne Harrison, The Couch Sisters, Casey Baer, Ava Cantrell, and more!
“I’m really excited to see all of the movie put together because I remember when they were just starting the process!” Lilly explained as she was waiting for the doors to open. “I’m just excited to see the dancing! Everyone came together to see it, all of my friends are here, and I’ve been waiting for so long!” Casey added.
During the after-party that followed, the room buzzed with praise for the film. “High Strung: Free Dance” inspires dancers and dance enthusiasts alike, encouraging its audience to get on their feet and celebrate the power of following their dreams!
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