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.
Slovenia has produced more than its share of astounding dancers. During the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver last week, the entire world was inspired by another Slovenian athlete. Her heroic story gives some insight to the grit and determination of that country’s amazing people.