Uprooted

The rich history of jazz dance is brought to life in a ground-breaking documentary, revealing the roots and lineage of the art form with a stellar cast of industry legends.

Synopsis

Follow the fascinating evolution of jazz dance from its origins in Africa, through to its modern-day interpretations which reveal the political and social influences affecting the dance form today.

Through this celebration of the art form, with special appearances from industry stars such as Debbie Allen, George Faison, Chita Rivera, Camille A. Brown and Thomas F. DeFrantz, a spellbinding story is uncovered of triumph over adversity, oppression, and privilege.

Director: Khadifa Wong
Producer: Lisa Donmall-Reeve
Language: English
Cast: Chita Rivera (Chicago, tick,tick…BOOM!), Debbie Allen (Fame), Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights)
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA
Runtime: 94 Minutes
Production Year: 2022