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It’s 2020 and resolutions will be aplenty. If on your list it says ‘watch more films relating to dance’ then you are in luck because throughout January the Star and Shadow Cinema will be holding their dance and film festival, Jump Cut. The festival will screen some of the finest movies that make you want to move with live dance performances after some of the films.

Kicking off the event is the classic the Pirate (1948) on Friday 3rd January featuring Hollywood legends Judy Garland and Gene Kelly, that’s followed by classic silent films, Entente Cordiale (1912) and The Cook (1918) on Sunday 5th January. Then, on Friday 10th January  there will be a screening of the documentary, Pina (2011) about Pina Bausch, choreographer, dancer and founder of Wuppertal Tanztheater, followed by the Live Rhythms Boogie dance

Headlining the festival on Sunday 12th January is the classic tale of love and reconciliation, Rumplestiltskin from North East dancer filmmakers Ballet l’Orient. 

Other highlights include a screening of the iconic Fame (1980) with an eighties disco on after the film on Friday 17th January, a night of local dance shorts with aftershow discussion with some of the filmmakers on Sunday 19th January, Stephen Dwoskin’s documentary about the first black UK dance company Black Ballet (1986) on Friday 24th January, Hail The New Puritan (1986) from Electronic Arts Intermix with live performance from Northumbria University on Sunday 26th of January and Hellzapoppin from Park Circus with Swing Tyne disco on Friday 31st January to finish the event.

If you fancy waltzing on down then tickets and full listings are available via the Star And Shadow website.

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