BEYOND MOVING

By Vikram DASGUPTA

PIXEL PALETTE INC - as PROD

Documentary - Production 2016

'Beyond Moving' is a Documentary feature that follows the story of Siphe November, an exceptionally talented ballet dancer from the hard township of Zolani, South Africa.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Art - Culture, True Story
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Vikram DASGUPTA
    • Producer(s)
    • Vikram DASGUPTA (Pixel Palette Inc), Francesca CIMOLAI (Pixel Palette Inc)
    • Synopsis
    • 'Beyond Moving' is a Documentary feature that follows the story of Siphe November, an exceptionally talented ballet dancer from the hard township of Zolani, South Africa. Siphe was randomly discovered at the age of 9 by a Canadian family who was traveling through the Cape Town region. The story follows this chance encounter leading to Siphe's acceptance to the prestigious Canada's National Ballet School to pursue his career in ballet. Now, 10 years later, Siphe still continues to break stereotypes and stigmas surrounding male ballet dancer not only in race and visible minority but also in his passion for the arts, poetry, photography and his general zest for life as he conquers newer milestones in the competitive field of professional ballet.

      ‘Beyond Moving’ started production late January 2016 as it followed Siphe traveling from Toronto to Netherlands to perform at the Holland Dance Festival. In December 2016 we followed Siphe going back to SA with his best friend to spend Christmas with his family and performing for the kids in the Zolani.
    • Partners & financing
    • Canada's National Ballet School
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jan 26, 2016
    • End of shooting
    • Jul 01, 2017
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