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Uprooted - The Journey of Jazz Dance

Documentary 1h 34m 2020

‘UPROOTED’ is a feature-length documentary celebrating the history, lineage, and future progressions of jazz dance. Exploring and commenting on political and social influences, the film is an honest conversation about jazz dance addressing topics such as appropriation, racism, socialism, and sexism. With special appearances by Debbie Allen, George Faison, Chita Rivera, Camille, A. Brown, and Thomas F. DeFrantz. ‘UPROOTED’ also showcases the works of the Nicholas Brothers, Pepsi Bethel, Jack Cole, Katherine Dunham Bob Fosse, and Gene Kelly shining a light on what all people have in common, rhythm and a basic human need to get down.


Khadifa Wong

Additional Choreography

Zak Nemorin

Associate Producer

Kimberley Browning