Update: This chat has ended (watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yJjTtmrsWE). Thank you to all who participated and submitted questions.
Join ballroom dancer and Dance for Me documentary subject Egor and filmmaker Katrine Philp for a live video chat with viewers on POV’s Google+ page on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 1-2 PM ET (10-11 AM PT).
Where: Online on POV’s Google+ page
Who: Dancer Egor Kondratenko and filmmaker Katrine Philp.
How: Go to the Google+ event page to watch the live video. Let us know you’re coming and get your questions in early by RSVPing on the Google+ event page. You can also leave your question as a comment on this post. If you are accessing the chat via a mobile device, you will need the Hangouts app which must be synced to YouTube. Download the app for iOS or Android devices. If you miss the event, revisit this page later for a recorded video of the discussion.
Since success in professional ballroom dancing, an intensely competitive art, depends on finding the right partner, aspiring Danish dancers often look beyond their borders to find their matches. In Dance for Me, 15-year-old Russian performer Egor leaves home and family to team up with 14-year-old Mie, one of Denmark’s most promising young dancers. Strikingly different, Egor and Mie bond over their passion for Latin dance — and for winning. As they head to the championships, so much is at stake: emotional bonds, career and the future. Dance for Me is a poetic coming-of-age story, with a global twist and thrilling dance moves.
On Monday, July 21, 2014, at 10 PM, POV presents the national broadcast premiere of Dance for Me on PBS (Check local listings). The film will be available for streaming on POV’s website and mobile apps starting July 22, 2014, for a limited time. (U.S. only.)