Friday, May 2, 2008

They've Got Rhythm

Don’t walk, don’t run, hip-hop to it! Gotta Dance, a documentary playing at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, is about a hip-hop dance team that performs at New Jersey Nets games. What’s special? The dancers’ ages—displayed on their jerseys—range from 60 to 82.

The first NBA senior dance team was sponsored by The Houston Heat, and now there are seven others. The spunk and enthusiasm of these performers—and the way they handle grueling practice sessions—make a no-words-needed argument against age discrimination.

Coincidentally, in the New York Times this week, Jane Brody wrote about how effectively exercise keeps you young. I guess you’ll never think of yourself as over the hill if you can dance up it!

The last two TriBeCa film festival showings are tomorrow at the IMC on 19th Street at 12:30pm and 6pm. (Rush tickets go on sale an hour before the showing.)

If you can not make it tomorrow watch the video below.