Dance For Me

The documentary synopsis is as follows:

“Professional ballroom dancing is very big in little Denmark. Since success in this intensely competitive art depends on finding the right partner, aspiring Danish dancers often look beyond their borders to find their matches. In Dance for Me, 15-year-old Russian performer Egor leaves home and family to team up with 14-year-old Mie, one of Denmark’s most promising young dancers. Strikingly different, Egor and Mie bond over their passion for Latin dance — and for winning. As they head to the championships, so much is at stake: emotional bonds, career and the future. Dance for Me is a poetic coming-of-age story, with a global twist and thrilling dance moves.”

It is a stunning, but yet heartbreaking documentary. Young Egor is Russian, but he leaves his Mother and everything he has known in China, to live and dance with Mie in Denmark. You can see the pain he faces going through culture shock, pursuing his dreams, but attempting to understand his new surroundings. It is a true 3rd culture kid meets amazing dance.

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