Johnnie Blackwell is a British musician, playing for money in the subway tunnels. It was kind of fusion between them and in addition to that live music like mainly violin. Both actors excelled in their artistic talents Loved the story and the friends that helped them bring all their talents together for the finale. Energetic and imaginative choreography shows how much the performers in each category can learn from one another when artists collaborate, rather than compete. She immediately falls for Johnnie Nicholas Galitzine , a poor British street violinist who needs a visa to avoid deportation. A man and woman eye each other, recognizing a mutual attraction.
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When a hip-hop battle gone wrong throws these two artists together, they immediately clash but can't deny it when sparks begin to fly. Ruby's world is classical and disciplined; Johnnie's is improvisational and street smart. When a hip hop violinist who plays in the New York subway for spare change encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, this begins a strange relationship. Had to have that last piece in my playlist. Has that ever happened to you? The emphasis is on working to improve your performance; to that end, dancers' bodies are shown off while they do their thing clothed, but sometimes suggestively so. Kampa is one of few Americans to have starred in a Russian ballet company, and the camera loves Galitzine; as Johnnie, he gets to show off impressive musical, dance, and acting chops.
Follow us on Twitter: Here you will find some never before seen videos, documenting the making of the HighStrungMovie, by Michael and Janeen Damian and Choreographed by Dave Scott. For example, musicians in a bar turn country-inspired fiddling into riffs on Swan Lake. Click below to make a donation. She meets an edgy, moody young violinist named Johnnie who performs in the. I will be watching this over and over again.
Pricing, channels, features, content, and compatible devices subject to change. I loved this movie so much and even though some may call it formulaic. The situation is made more complicated by the rivalry of some other students entering the competition; one of which has a particular jealousy of Johnnie's talent. The film is not just for youngsters, but for everyone. In fact, High Strung is at its best when it showcases the fun and exhilaration of following a passion.
Some performers are arrogant about their talent. It encourages me to dream bigger dreams and to take risks. Do you think it's realistic? She also learns that there is a competition where a dancer performs with a string musician, and the winner gets a scholarship, which could qualify Johnnie for a student visa. So dance flick means people expect extraordinary moves and music, but in this, they had kept them simple. The film was released on April 8, 2016, by Paladin. Johnnie had paid an immigration attorney to help him get a green card but the attorney turns out to be a fraud.
I have watched the whole movie several times and the last performance a dozen times. Ruby's world is classical and disciplined; Johnnie's is improvisational and street smart. Synopsis Ruby Adams is a dancer from the Midwest on scholarship, living her first day in New York City. When a hip-hop battle gone wrong throws these two artists together, they immediately clash but can't deny it when sparks begin to fly. This movie might not be a lot of things, but it's exactly what I really enjoy when I want to get swept up in a love story with really fantastic music. This is a courageous movie that anyone who loves dance will love. The dance variety was a good time, well done, engaging.
If you like music, if you like dance, if you like romance then this movie is for you! Friends look for a sexy dress to wear to a party. Enjoy these little tidbits of special moments and you will get to feel what it would be like to have a front row seat on the set of High Strung! Do you think people with artistic talent have more fulfilling lives than people with other kinds of skills and abilities? For sure the leading female can dance Ballet, and if the leading man can't play violin he made it look like he could. Their lives quickly get entangled in the pitfalls that come with competing in New York City. The matured contents like maintaining the decency from the dialogues to the pictures, nothing obscene in it. This entertaining display of talent mixes classical and contemporary music and dance techniques, exposing enthusiasts of either one to the other genre. It has a good story plot to it and it is easy to follow.
Streaming content may count against your data usage. With the help of a dynamic dance crew called The SwitchSteps, Ruby and Johnnie must find a way to save Ruby's scholarship and keep Johnnie from being deported. Their lives quickly get entangled in the pitfalls that come with competing in New York City. In that perspective, this film was a relief, a decently made film. I smiled from start to finish, were some of the acting performances stunted at times, yes, but not always and the talents here transcend the acting. I've rewatched the final dance sequence a handful of times during my 48 hour rental period, and I've discovered some new contemporary composers as a result. And a swanky party devolves into a toe-tapping fiddle-off as competing violinists play variations on Ernesto Lecuona's Malaguena.
All I can say is. I would say watch it, but don't expect too much, especially twist or surprises. It certainly surprised me, a delightful surprise!! In an action-packed extravaganza combining cutting edge hip-hop with contemporary and classical dance, the two must navigate their opposing worlds and prepare for a competition where winning or losing will change their lives forever. Number of permitted concurrent streams will vary based on the terms of your subscription. A woman is kissed by a stranger who later becomes her boyfriend; it's implied that they're sleeping together.