Date: Monday, April 14
Time: 7 pm
Place: Nickelodeon Theatre
Playing with Strength and Beauty (Reception 6 pm)
Genre: Documentary Short


Shot in Memphis, TN at the historic Earnestine & Hazel’s dive bar, Bookin’ documents the collaboration of two ballet dancers and two Memphis jookers creating original choreography to a new and original soundtrack that mixes hip-hop beats and cello. Bookin’ challenged the dancers to fuse classical ballet with Memphis jookin’, an innovative and original Memphis street dance dubbed the ‘urban ballet,’ in order to highlight the benefits of cultural mixing.

Directed by John Kirkscey; Memphis, TN

21 min