UPROOTED is a film to preserve the legacy of jazz dance and to expose it's often hidden roots.



UPROOTED - The Journey of Jazz dance is a feature length documentary film celebrating the history of jazz dance. Featuring interviews with award winning experts in the field and footage from dance classes and rehearsals.The film will take the audience on a journey from the roots to the many branches of the jazz dance tree.Exploring how each decades' music, politics and culture had it's influence on this ever-evolving awesome dance form. 



Directed by Khadifa Wong

Produced by Lisa Donmall-Reeve

Based on an idea and additional choreography by Zak Nemorin

Director of Photography - Matt Simpkins

Editor - Joan Gill Amorim

Executive Producers - Vibecke Dahle and Dan Kopp

Featuring - Debbie Allen, Chita Rivera, Mandy Moore,

                Andy Blankenbuehler, Al Blackstone, Joshua Bergasse,

                Jason Samuels Smith, Susan Stroman, George Faison

                and many more…..

Co-Executive Producers - Julian Reeve, Matthew Simpkins, Lisa       Asari and Nicholas Pinnock

Associate Producer - Kimberley Browning

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