The upcoming Toronto Hot Docs documentary film festival has programmed a film that discusses the exciting world of competitive Ballroom Dancing as seen from the point of view of a foremost competitive dance couple.
The abilities of Slavik Kryklyvyy are are legendary to this day. As a young dancer Slavik shocked the world of Latin Dancesport when he first came onto the scene in 1997 and started winning titles all over the world. In less than a year he won two first place titles in the IDSF Open World Amateur Latin category and later in 2005 he became the top Professional Latin dancer at the UK OPEN in Bournemouth, England with partner Karina Smirnoff (now known as an instructor in the USA TV program Dancing With The Stars).
This film shows Slavic, now at the age of 34, working to reclaim his former glory with his new partner and girlfriend Anna Melnikova. Slavic’s talent has always carried a downside that has kept him from keeping partners for any length of time.
This film provides an unprecedented bird’s-eye view into the life of an extraordinary dancer. It is also a must-see for anyone involved in partner dancing, in particular competitive partner dancing, or anyone that has experienced or considered being in a relationship with their dance partner. Will Slavic succeed in his dream to make it back to the top? Will Slavic and Anna survive the intensity of their relentless rehearsals and stressful competitions? Watch and find out!
Ballroom Dancer Trailer
Watch the trailer of this unique look into the lives of Slavic and Anna.
About Hot Docs
Hot Docs (www.hotdocs.ca) is North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market. From April 26 to May 6, Hot Docs’ 19th edition will present an outstanding selection of 189 documentaries from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences and international delegates. In partnership with Blue Ice Group, Hot Docs operates the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema , a century-old landmark located in the Annex neighbourhood.
Ballroom Dancer Show Times
- Monday Apr 30 9:00 PM Isabel Bader Theatre
- Tuesday May 1 3:00 PM TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
- Wednesday May 2 11:00 AM Isabel Bader Theatre
Ballroom Dancer Tickets
The Hot Docs documentary Box Office, newly located at 783 Bathurst Street, is open for advance ticket and pass sales. Tickets can be purchased in person, online at www.hotdocs.ca, or by phone at 416-637-5150. Single tickets are $14.50
Student and Senior Tickets
Free tickets are available for Tuesday and Wednesday screenings of Ballroom Dancer to seniors (60+) and students with valid photo I.D. Senior and student tickets are available at the venue box offices on the day of the screening subject to availability only.