Social Dis-Dance With HIGH STRUNG FREE DANCE From Filmmaking Duo Michael and Janeen Damian Arrives On Netflix Starting May 31
Described as the next CENTER STAGE (Nicole Pajer, PARADE), the sequel to the first High Strung movie (currently streaming on Hulu), HIGH STRUNG FREE DANCE, will arrive on Netflix starting Friday, May 31st, 2020.
The thrilling romantic dance movie tells the story of Zander Raines (Thomas Doherty), a dazzling and tempestuous young choreographer who gives the break of a lifetime to two hopeful artists when he casts a stunning contemporary dancer, Barlow (Juliet Doherty) and innovative pianist, Charlie (Harry Jarvis) in New York’s most-anticipated new Broadway show: Free Dance. But the move throws off the show’s delicate creative balance when Charlie falls hard for Barlow while Zander embraces her as his muse.
HIGH STRUNG FREE DANCE brings together ground-breaking original music with an expansive mix of choreography from Emmy award winner Tyce Diorio (So You Think You Can Dance) alongside 80 of the world’s most thrilling and original dancers. The film is elevated by standout supporting performances from veteran actors Jane Seymour (who reprises her High Strung role as Oksana and serves as executive producer), Ace Bhatti (Bohemian Rhapsody, Eastenders) and Desmond Richardson (Chicago). The original soundtrack artfully blends original orchestrations, reimagined classical pieces along with rap and pop.
Building on the fresh model set forth in its 2016 predecessor High Strung, HIGH STRUNG FREE DANCE again brings together numerous dance styles and extraordinary performers from around the world as well as the same creative team, Broadway stars and husband-wife duo Michael Damian and Janeen Damian. Michael and Janeen Damian both wrote and produced HIGH STRUNG FREE DANCE, with Michael directing.
Jane Seymour says “I am very proud of HIGH STRUNG FREE DANCE and hope audiences will love it as much as I do. As a former dancer and a parent, this project is incredibly close to me, playing Barlow's mother and serving as an executive producer. The film is not just for dance fans, it offers something for everyone!"
HIGH STRUNG FREE DANCE ARRIVES ON NETFLIX ON MAY 31