Fri, Jan 15|
Soggy Bottom Brewery
Check Your Body at the Door Film Screening
Archie Burnett will be there afterwards for Q&A, Dance Demo & more!
Time & Location
Jan 15, 2021, 10:00 PM
Soggy Bottom Brewery, 660 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698, USA
About the event
We're excited to welcome Check Your Body at the Door, a film set in motion after discovering life-changing dancers at David Mancuso's The Loft in NYC, and dance legend Archie Burnett, grandfather of the iconic House of Ninja, to the 3rd annual Dunedin International Film Festival. This event will feature a nighttime showing of the 90's house dance documentary on a large LED screen, Q&A, and live dance demonstration in an open air venue with social distancing, mask wearing, and other COVID-19 safety measures strictly enforced.
There will also be aVogue & Punking Masterclass w/ Icon Archie Burnett Ninjahosted byWhat The Punk Festthe night before atThe Movement Sanctuary
Tickets are $10 and limited capacity openhouseconspiracy.com/tickets check-your-body-at-the-door-dunedin.eventbrite.com
FREE Pay It Forward Tickets are available based on need. Please only request if you are unable to afford your ticket.
A film about some remarkable underground House dancers in NYC during the golden decade of the 1990's. It follows master freestyle dancers into the clubs, their jobs, and their everyday lives. Filmed in the studio as well, the dancers’ virtuosic moves are brilliantly revealed in silhouette or light pools. In their words, they describe clubbing, why they dance, how they dance, and what it means. checkyourbodyatthedoor.comCheck Your Body at the Door
Archie Burnett, griot/guide of Check Your Body at the Door, grew up in Brooklyn in a strict Seventh Day Adventist family where dancing was forbidden. He started dancing “on the sly” when he was three-years old in front of the TV. Archie Burnett
A self-taught freestyle dancer who didn't go to a NYC club until 1979 ("I was almost twenty!"), he invited Sally Sommer to DJ David Mancuso’s Loft in 1982, which inspired the idea for Check Your Body at the Door. As a pioneer of Vogue and 40 year international Ambassador of Urban Dances like Punking, Whacking, and Hustle, the 6'4" tall Burnett has earned international acclaim for his iconic style and geometric body lines. Burnett works for NYC Transit Authority, is an avid weightlifter, graphic artist, and splits his time between work, family, clubs and teaching House dance at NYC’s Peridance. He spends a good deal of the year teaching, often worldwide in such places as Germany, Austria, Poland, Belgium, France, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Italy, Japan, and Brazil. He has also given lecture/demonstrations and has been on scholarly panels at Yale, Duke University, Harvard, New York University, and Florida State University.
Burnett has appeared in several music videos and independent films and, besides dancing at the clubs, he also performs for concert-dance choreographers Doug Elkins, David Neumann, and Cori Colinghouse. He has shown his own work at Dance Theater Workshop, PS122, DanceSpace, DixonPlace, 92nd Street Y, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and Théâtre Suresnes Jean Vilar in Paris. facebook.com/ArchieBurnett
Burnett will be on hand to talk about the film, dance culture, and answer any questions as well as do a live demonstration of underground dance styles Vogue and Punking.
COVID-19 safety measures include: • Temperature screening • Limited capacity • Masks required when not seated • Social distancing enforced • Sanitizer and masks available • Certified COVID-19 Compliance Officer on staff
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