Sat Oct 22, 6:00 PM
Director: Luke Cornish
Performance is Power
|Pacific Islander Gabi and Romanian immigrant Patricia are proud b-girls, hip hop dancers who specialise in popping and breaking, and they are laying it all on the line in Sydney’s Destructive Steps competition where the best face off against the best. Competitive street dance is a multi-million-dollar global industry. Competitors like Gabi and Patricia dedicate their lives to winning, pushing themselves to the brink physically, mentally and in many cases financially. But those within the sub-culture of street dance understand that it promises empowerment and respect for those who rise to the top. A winning performance for our dancers will bring independence and an escape from the lives they’ve been dealt. But first they must overcome financial hardship, injury, volatile relationships and even the risk of being deported. Filmed over seven years with intimate access to a breathtaking, but largely misunderstood artform, Keep Stepping is a coming-of-age story about love, obsession and transformative power of performance.
Winner Best Documentary, Sydney Film Festival.