I HATE DANCING
US I 2016 I 2,22’ I Jo Roy
Lost Angeles-based filmmaker and dancer Jo Roy responds to Stephen Fry’s tongue-in-cheek rant on his aversion to dance.
Stephen Fry Hates Dancing
A spirited response to the comedian's contrary confession
On hearing English writer and comedian Stephen Fry express his strong dislike of dancing, Los Angeles-based filmmaker and dancer Jo Roy responded in the most appropriate way she could: through the medium of interpretive dance. In a film likely to make the outspoken Brit shudder, the choreographer and director filmed herself performing a moving reaction to his energetic outburst.
Director, Choreographer, Dancer and Editor by Jo Roy
Director of Photography by Pietro Torrisi
Narration by Stephen Fry
A commentary on the repulsive nature of dance, as told through dance. Jo Roy is a Canadian director and choreographer of music videos, commercials and choreography-based content.
Her work has been featured by Vimeo, Nowness, Film School Rejects, and Dance Magazine.
From Stepher Fry twitter:
“Sent here from Stephen's twitter feed. I somewhat feel the same way (I hate to dance myself, and feel uncomfortable when watching it) however, this was funny, beautifully shot, excellently choreographed and a touch of genius in it's execution. Well done Jo”