Hiplet: Because We Can

Created with the intention to inspire young Black women and men, this film brings the Hiplet ballerinas to center stage. Hiplet fuses classical pointe technique with hip-hop and urban dance styles.

This film showcases how amazing and gifted these young Black girls are, how they've battled adversity within the dance community online and how they are pushing the culture forward.

"Hiplet: Because We Can" was shot in Chicago on the South Side at the Grand Ballroom, a hidden gem that opened back in 1923 once known as the Cinderella Ballroom.

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Credits

Director:

Addison Wright

Producer:

Addison Wright

Cinematographer:

Dan Frantz

Editor:

Andrew Hague

Sound Designer:

Jim Carrol

Music:

Sam Trump (Trumpet score), Ric Wilson (Soul Bounce)

Principal Cast:

Yetunde Washington, Alana Larry, Alexandria Franklin, Camryn Taylor, Nia Parker, Jayda Perry, Skye Watts, Jacksyn Sallay, Homer Hans Bryant

Additional Credits:

Camera Op: Sawyer Oubre, Assistant Camera: JP O'rourke, Gaffer: Scott Oldis, Grip: Dwan Robinson, Production Assistant: Kevin Smith, Domonique Abner, Boom Operator: Alison Bloom, DIT: Jacob Mckee, Colorist: Lindsey Mazur, Title Animation: Devin Hayes, Choreography: Jayda Perry

Contact

Publicity Contact:

Betsy Shepherd
betsy@connected-communicationsllc.com
312-307-3958

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2019

Genre:

Documentary

Screening in:

Documentary Shorts Program 2

Screening Section:

Documentary Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Short

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

8 mins