Roots to Branches

 

TRANSMISSION

ROOTS TO BRANCHES

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"Don't you feel wonderful when your spirit finally meets your body, and it turns into dance" 
CHITA RIVERA
 
 

 

Transmission is a feature length documentary about the history, lineage and future progressions of Jazz Dance.

 

Featuring interviews and choreography from some of the worlds leading dance voices, Transmission aims to shine a light on Jazz Dance - America's gift to the world.

 

Filming began in London in November 2017, since then filming has continued in the USA - New York, Chicago, Providence and North Carolina.  

 
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Jazz in movement and music can be beautiful, puzzling, avant 

garde, authentic and theatrical.

 

It is forever evolving.

 

 

Transmission, free of any artificial narrative, is a cinematic 

exploration of this art form, paying homage to its lineage,

celebrating its many

 

re-interpretations and through a fast moving 

kaleidoscope of movement and music, will inspire the 

dancer of tomorrow to keep this art form alive.

 

 

Occupying a contested artscape, Jazz Dance, with its historic 

and artistic roots in enslaved peoples is also a metaphor for 

struggle, resistance and acceptance.

 

 

Set against observational and experiential expressions from 

diverse practitioners against a linear examination of American 

history, we want to create a film that allows everyone to 

experience testimonials and exemplars from people that love 

jazz dance and believe it matters as much as life.

 

KHADIFA WONG - DIRECTOR

be part

of the movement

Transmission is an independent documentary, we are currently trying to raise funds to complete our next block of filming. 

Made as a way to preserve the legacy of jazz dance and to expose it's often hidden roots, the hope is this film will  be invaluable to the Dancers of tomorrow.

We are the first-ever documentary to tell this story, to be a part of the movement, you can donate through our fiscal sponsorship programme. 

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Living legends, Award Winners, Innovators.

We have brought together an amazing group of contributors, all of them bring to the film their unique insights and expertise.

We wanted to ensure as many branches of the Jazz tree are represented as possible. 

 
 

"JAZZ IS COMMUNITY"

MELANIE GEORGE

 
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A huge thanks to our dance partner...

We have been lucky enough to be working in association with this leading dance wear brand, Bloch, who have provided us with great support during the production process.

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"JAZZ IS SOUL"

NAN GIORDANO