“Dancers are the athletes of God.” Albert Einstein was on to something as any fan of theater arts and dance will tell you.
Network television has built a niche of showcasing the ambition and struggle of dancers fighting to win a coveted trophy and title as “the best dancer” of the season. Many time we see amazingly talented performers that are in their prime, but what we don’t see is their beginnings. We don’t’ get to see the struggles and sacrifices they and their families go though to get to the point of auditioning and being selected in shows like “So You Think You Can Dance,” “World of Dance” and such.
This is why when films like I Dream of Dance come along, you must take the time to go to the theater and watch them. If you’ve ever tuned into “So You Think You Can Dance”, you are very familiar with the name Travis Wall. The two time Emmy winning choreographer made his mark and name in this very show during it’s second season. He did not win that year but, can you remember the person who did? Travis’ genius talent was recognized as the second place dancer became a choreographer for the show for which he’s earned 8 Emmy nominations so far. His emotive and gut wrenching pieces have become iconic in the dance world and to fans. Bringing out the best in fellow dance friends like Allison Holker with the heart wrenching piece, “Fix You.”