"I Can Dance; 4 Stories"

Larinda McRaven

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#1
A few years ago I was interviewed for a very small dvd that was being printed and inserted into a book, written by a pro-am gal named Lydia, called I Can Dance. It was about her experiences in the ballroom world.

After I was interviewed the producers and editors decided to expand the video and make a whole movie, called I Can Dance; Four Stories. There were 4 people chosen to be featured in this documentary. Myself, John Nymcheck, Lydia, and a cute very old pro-am woman named Matilda. My portion of the documentary focused on my move to Boston, my pro-am championship work with Cantski, as well as my work with the MIT Ballroom Team.

The documentary was made and then the movie stalled. And stalled. And stalled. However, now, some 2 years later PBS is picking up the movie and it will be broadcast starting this November. NH PBS will be starting and then it will move out from there. When I get the dates and times I will post them here.
 
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j_alexandra

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#4
Glad to hear it's actually happening, not just gone into the graveyard of great ideas. I didn't hear anything about it for so long, thought it was dust. Can't wait to see it.
 

CANI

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#5
This is very exciting. I'm looking forward to seeing it (hopefully it will eventually be on DVDs in the library system since I don't have TV!).
 

GGinrhinestones

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#7
This is very exciting. I'm looking forward to seeing it (hopefully it will eventually be on DVDs in the library system since I don't have TV!).
I don't have TV either...but PBS can usually be downloaded or streamed live, for free, from their website. Or on their iPhone app. Options!
 

smidra86

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#10
I'm assuming Boston PBS will broadcast it too? Because that sounds fantastic. Any movie about ballroom or dancing in general is fantastic. Please definitely let us know/keep us updated.
 
#12
it was on in NH last night! my dad called me and was like "hey, guess what I'm watching?". of course, the place i left airs it first XD
after watching it, my parents have decided to take up dance lessons again!
 

Spitfire

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#13
it was on in NH last night! my dad called me and was like "hey, guess what I'm watching?". of course, the place i left airs it first XD
after watching it, my parents have decided to take up dance lessons again!
Oh darn, I missed it!

Good for your parents BreAna.
 

Larinda McRaven

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#16
Whitechacha said:
Airing again on 11/28 at 8PM, and 11/29 at 1AM on WENH, New Hampshire Public Television. On Comcast in New England, this is Channel 11 SD, Channel 801 HD. The program is in HD.
Thanks for the heads up!
 
#19
Call your local PBS station and request it. Not all are going to carry it.
I live in the Arlington, Virginia area and I called the local PBS station, and asked then if they were going to carry the documentary. She said that they don't have it listed-and they may not have the rights. However, she stated that there were two other PBS stations in the area-one near Baltimore and one at Howard University, and I could check with them. I called and got no answer. Maybe someone else knows if and when some of these stations might be showing the documentary. You would think that there would be a website that would show the dates and stations where the documentary would be shown-as I am sure many others would like to see it.
 

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