Hollywood is at its best when it makes fun of itself, and this movie is no exception. It’s a satire on show business in general. It’s a great premise for a musical, and Singin’ in the Rain makes the most of the possibilities. Here’s what makes it a great dance film.
As I mentioned in my last Art vs. Sport posting, Wendy and I were interviewed by a student, Renata, who was preparing a thesis on the complex issue of art vs. sport in ballroom dancing. You might be interested in reading the full interview, so it is provided here with Renata’s permission.
The 2011 Canadian Championships were the best in years. It was a near-perfect competition, marred by only one significant problem: music that faded in on every song. Let’s make sure this never happens again.