Centrul Astra Film
Ro / En


Astra Film Festival

HAI SA DANSAM - Argentina, Bretania, Georgia, Finlanda, Italia, Cipru

| | 2000 | 13'

Little dancing-heroes from all over the world show us their music and folklore. Dancing is a vivid emblem of a country and a culture. In Europe, the USA, Africa, Asia and South America, melodies and the gestures that go with them are constantly present in daily life and in ceremonial occasions. The hero of each episode is a child dancer. We follow him in his daily activities, among them dance classes and rehearsals as well as preparing costumes. We also attend special events in the culture's folklore, as our escort performs in front of an audience. The child will then act as our guide in these typical festivals and ceremonial occasions. We will discover the “artists'” costumes, accessories, head-dresses and make-up. Beyond the folk element, each episode will focus on the story and the world of one child: his dreams, desires, artistic sensibility, and his first steps in what may, one day, become his profession. As music and dancing are wonderful direct ways of introducing children to different countries and cultures, this series uses dancing as a means of exploring a specific cultural universe. It provides young viewers with an informative way of better understanding other people, and respecting their cultures and differences.