This is a new commercial I made to promote the street dance community of Homeland Cultural Center in Long Beach, California and their annual competition called the Homeland Jam. I was inspired by the aspirational themes of Nike commercials and I wanted to elevate the way street dancers are portrayed on film. Featured in this commercial are the following: George “Boogiewalker” Deur, Oni Neth, Noelle Marie Falcis, Lillian “Lily Breeze” Ortega (Versa-Style Dance Company), Justin “Jet Li” Valles (Poreotics), and Jenny Valles. We all battle negative voices that tear at our soul. But there is always hope in winning that battle, one step at a time.
Versa-Style Dance Company performing the encore show of “Furious Beauty” next Sat, April 5th at Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. I love these folks and how much passion they have for people around them. #dance #furiousbeauty #plixyl #hiphop #losangeles #film (at Los Angeles, CA)
The dancers in my film Furious Beauty are performing another live theatrical hip-hop show on Saturday, April 5th in Los Angeles. The show is also titled “Furious Beauty,” inspired by the movie. This time, Versa-Style Dance Company is performing at the Nate Holden Theater in LA. Info on the flyer! Ticket information can be found at: http://www.itsmyseat.com/ERT/
"Calvin Leung’s upbeat documentary focuses on Los Angeles couple Jackie Lopez and Leigh Foaad, who run a nonprofit hip-hop dance studio Versa-Style. Dedicated to raising the self-esteem of young dancers, the pair work with a troupe of adolescents and young adults, supplying mentorship and friendship, as well as opportunities for combining self-expression with discipline. Leung takes viewers behind-the-scenes to witness the intricate rehearsals for a new Versa-Style production, one that requires both courage and honesty from the dancers as they explore (through dance) such personal issues as abuse and abandonment. Several dancers offer moving testimony about the impact of Versa-Style on both their confidence and sense of readiness for life in the larger world. Furious Beauty concludes with Leung’s stylish filming of the new show, which indeed provides to be captivating…”
More feedback is coming in on Furious Beauty. Thanks to Mia Jones for sharing her thoughts on the film!
All day traveling through LAX, Chicago O’Hare & Baltimore. And I thought this: millions of people are traveling today. With millions of stories to tell. It’s a beautiful thing. #merrychristmas #happyholidays #furiousbeauty #plixyl #dance #thejourneycontinues (at Baltimore / Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI))