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Watch the trailer. The film follows, Pierre Dulaine, an internationally renowned ballroom dancer as he returns to his birthplace, Jaffa, to fulfill his lifelong dream of teaching Jewish and Palestinian-Israeli children to dance together. The film explores the stories of four children forced to confront issues of identity, segregation and racism, as they dance with their enemies.

Written by Anonymous. Hilla Medalia is an award-winning year-old Israeli documentary filmmaker whose To Die in Jerusalem brought together in dialogue by satellite the mothers of two teenage girls paired on a ‘Newsweek’ cover, a Palestinian suicide bomber and an Israeli girl killed by her bomb. Her new film is about a less grim effort by famous ballroom teacher Pierre Dulaine to bring Jewissh and Palestinian kids together on the dance floor, and we see some little friendships and personalities bloom in his modest “peace process.

Pierre Dulaine Yvonne Marceau Photos – Yvonne Marceau and Pierre Dulaine, dancers and subjects of the film Dancing in Jaffa poses at the Tribeca Film.

It’s Dangerous Minds with dancing. That’s the sinking feeling I got while watching Take the Lead , one of the year’s most uninspired inspirational stories. Culled from the real-life experiences of Pierre Dulaine Banderas , Take the Lead warps and sanitizes these facts until they adhere rigorously to the rules of the genre. There are no surprises. Everything, from the truncated arc of the least important subplot to the main storyline, follows the expected trajectory.

This isn’t so much a motion picture as it is a lesson in how to force-feed every aspect of cinema into a formula. For those who don’t know who he is, Dulaine is the ballroom dance teacher who started the New York City school system dance instruction craze that was documented in Mad Hot Ballroom. It’s possible to argue whether Dulaine primed the nation’s current dance frenzy or whether he fell in step with it. There’s no question about Take the Lead.

This movie comes late to the proceedings hoping to capitalize upon the popularity of Mad Hot Ballroom and the TV series Dancing with the Stars. In real life, Dulaine spread his message of the Foxtrot and Waltz to elementary school students. In order to provide more “compelling” subplots as well as a little romance , the characters in Take the Lead have been aged by about a half-dozen years.

This, of course, alters the dynamic between the dancers, but that’s what the filmmakers were going for. The story picks up with Dulaine inviting himself to teach ballroom dancing to a group of detention students at a New York City high school.

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Antonio Banderas, who plays Dulaine in the film, says he found this selflessness refreshing. He opened up about why, even after having done family films in the past, this movie is especially important to him. Especially for them, because they are not kids in public school. I have to recognize that,” Banderas says, referring to his 9-year-old daughter and year-old stepdaughter. He and Griffith, he says, traveled a lot with them while filming “Evita” in

Dancing Classrooms was the brain child of Pierre Dulaine and Yvonne Marceau who created this program as a project of the American.

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The Israeli documentary homes in on the determined efforts of Pierre Dulaine, a four-time world champion ballroom dancer, and New York City.

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The film was released on April 7, Although based in New York City , it was filmed in Toronto. Stock footage of various locations in New York City was used. A group of students are preparing for a school dance.

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He knows the fox trot, swing, and salsa. Kristofer is 10 years old. Heavy-set with cheeks begging to be pinched, he started dancing last year when Dancing Classrooms, a program founded by dancers Pierre Dulaine and Yvon Marceau, came to his elementary school.

Directed by Hilla Medalia. With Pierre Dulaine, Yvonne Marceau, Alaa Bubali, Lois Dana. Renowned ball-room dancer Pierre Dulaine takes his program.

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Release date. April 7, (). Running time. minutes. Country, United States. Language, English. Budget, $30 million. Box office, $ million. Take the Lead is a American drama dance film directed by Liz Friedlander and starring Antonio Banderas as dance instructor Pierre Dulaine.

Mad Hot Ballroom Ballroom dance instructor Pierre Dulaine helps kids from all backgrounds in New York City and around the world gain confidence and other life skills through ballroom dancing. Eleven-year-old New York City public school kids journey into the world of ballroom dancing and reveal pieces of themselves and their world along the way. Pierre Dulaine born is a well-known ballroom dancer and dance instructor.

He invented the Dulaine method of teaching dance. He also developed Dancing Classrooms, a social development program for 5th grade children that uses ballroom dancing as a vehicle to change the lives of the children and their families Notably, his early works with children was fictionalised in the film Take the Lead, starring Antonio Banderas as Pierre Dulaine.

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Look back at the leading ladies of the s who made their mark with iconic roles and some major hairstyles, too. See the gallery. In New York, the polite dance instructor Pierre Dulaine sees a black teenager vandalizing the car of the director of a public school and on the next day he volunteers to teach dance to students to give respect, dignity, self-confidence, trust and teamwork.

Internationally acclaimed ballroom champion Pierre Dulaine was born in Jaffa in to a To date approximately 21, Fourth and Fifth graders have been.

Pierre Dulaine born 23 April [2] is a dance instructor and dancer. He invented the Dulaine method of teaching dance. He also founded Dancing Classrooms, a Social and Emotional development program for 5th grade children that uses ballroom dancing as a vehicle to change the lives of the children and their families. Notably, his early works with children was fictionalized in the film Take the Lead , starring Antonio Banderas as Pierre Dulaine.

In his parents fled Israel. After eight months of moving several times, first in Cyprus , then in England and Ireland , Dulaine’s family settled in Amman , Jordan. In , the Suez Crisis forced Dulaine’s parents to flee the area, eventually resettling in Birmingham , England. Dulaine began his dancing career at the age of 14, and took his Associate Degree as a professional dancer when he was He took three further majors exams aged 21 and became a full member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

In he worked as a solo dancer at the London Hippodrome , as well as working at a nightclub called L’Hirondelle.

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British Broadcasting Corporation Home. The inspiration for the Hollywood film Take the Lead, says “Dance can really break down barriers. Pierre Dulaine: I took up dance when I was 14 years-old. I was very shy and timid, and had no confidence at all. I took up dancing and I liked it. Something stirred inside of me.

It was founded by Pierre Dulaine in as a not-for-profit project of To date, Dancing Classrooms has instructed over , children in.

Take last year’s terrific documentary “Mad Hot Ballroom,” hoist the kids into high school, add some Hollywood formula and you’ve got “Take the Lead,” a predictable and yet thoroughly enjoyable drama about the redemptive power of dance for a group of inner-city teenagers. Yes, that’s the program depicted in “Mad Hot Ballroom. The idea of dance as a vehicle for self-respect, responsibility, teamwork and dignity isn’t exactly as sexy as a tango, but it’s appealing.

If it doesn’t entirely convince us on other details — How did these kids get so good so fast? How did their anger and indifference dissolve so quickly? Antonio Banderas, suave as ever, plays Dulaine as an old-school charmer with a sense of humor bubbling quietly behind his perfect manners. We see him pedaling on a bicycle to a performance in his formal tuxedo, black tails blowing nattily behind him in the wind. Troubled by a late-night encounter with some young thugs outside a high school, he visits the school’s tough-love principal Alfre Woodard and offers his services.

Amused, she takes him up on it, assuming he won’t last more than a day.

Dancing Classrooms and Pierre Dulaine at the Other Israel Film Festival