Dance is their common language. The place doesn’t matter. Five days, a class of teenagers, a microcosm where a big bang takes place.
Two dancers show up one morning in the classroom of a high school. It’s Monday and they announce to a group of teenagers that they have five days to get on a stage and dance. One week to change things. A tight deadline for a big challenge: to move people when the world is paralyzing us.
The dancing forces these teenagers to break their roles right at that time in their lives when social roles are being built. The leader is no longer the most admired, the shy one takes a step ahead… Dancing forces them to touch each other. They communicate, they become equals. Some won’t free themselves until the last moment.
Wilfried Van Poppel and Amaya Lubeigt are the choreographers. He’s Dutch, she’s Basque. Dance is their common language. The place doesn’t matter. Five days, a class of teenagers, a microcosm where a big bang takes place.
Under the script, there are a whole series of nuances and problems that affect all layers of an educational institution. Is a sincere attempt to offer both sides of the coin.— Adrián Tomás Samit, No me pierdo ni una
What could be considered as a documentary about dance, what it does is rethink our entire educational system and leads us to an interesting reflection on what should be done with students in secondary school classes.— Joaquín Juan Penalba, El espectador imaginario
A suggestive, beautiful experiment and, above all, captured with precision and sensitivity that has overcome the considerable obstacles and difficulties that arise from improvised rehearsals that prevented having a preconceived scheme of filming.— Antonio Dopazo, Faro de Vigo