Presented by Sole in partnership with Lenovo
Dubai is one of my many hometowns and people often forget that at it’s crux it more often than not is laced in grit more so than gold. Add a few graceful moves from dancers, some hip hop and you have a heart beat like no other. Using this as my inspired starting point, my team and I went on a journey ofshared music, stories and laughs with some of the individuals who give their all to making a mark on narrating their personal lived experiences of the city through dance - breakdancing in particular.
What we found was a community of breakers who have taken an art form that originated amidst the underbelly of New York City decades ago and are re-writing it as a modern tale in the Middle East. The b-boys and b-girls of Dubai are pushing cross cultural boundaries that could never be scripted and so what better way to celebrate them than through a cinematic crafting set within the depth’s of a city that’s draped in neon, gold and spirited hustle.
Grit. Grace. Gold will be screened at 6.30pm, Thursday 17th November at Dubai Design District (d3)