Wednesday, June 6

Special Engagements ArchiveDance for World Community Film Program 2018

Alive and Kicking

Tickets Available Soon. Tickets $10. No Brattle passes.

Buy Tickets Tickets $10. No Brattle passes.

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre

After the film, join us for Q&A with special guests:
Katie Piselli from The Riff Academy, Andrew Selzer from Boston Lindy Hop and Sarah Dice-Goldberg from Boston Swing Central

(2016) 84 minutes, United States
ALIVE AND KICKING showcases the culture of swing dancing from its historic origins in Harlem to its rebirth starting in the 1990’s. This documentary gives the audience an intimate, insider’s view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern American society. This film captures an intergenerational community, one in which nonagenarians cut the rug alongside up-and-comers.


Dance for World Community Film Festival

Monday, June 4 – Wednesday, June 6, 2018

José Mateo Ballet Theatre presents the Dance for World Community Film Program as part of the 10th annual Dance for World Community Festival week. Harvard Square based José Mateo Ballet Theatre curates a 3-day film festival featuring works that explore the intersection of dance and social change around the globe. Visit for more information.