See the Music: Hear the Dance
Ruby Adams (Keenan Kampa) is a dancer from the Midwest on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, living her first day in New York City. While Johnny Blackwell (Nicholas Galitzine), is a British musician playing for money in the subway tunnels. These two characters live in two different world, Ruby’s world is classical and disciplined; Johnnie’s is improvisational and street smart. The two cross each other’s path when a hip-hop battle in the subway tunnel went wrong and Jonny’s violin was stolen. They immediately clash but can’t deny it when sparks begin to fly. Their lives quickly get entangled in the pitfalls like Johnny cannot obtain a green card visa and was scammed during the process of obtaining such. These episodes in their lives keep them closer and lead to compete in Peterson Competition for Johnny’s scholarship and cash pot for his student visa. With the help of a dynamic dance crew called The Switch Steps, Ruby and Johnny must find a way to win the competition for everyone’s sake.
In this modern era, classical performances are not our usually type of thing right? Well, I bet you this movie will definite change your mind! This movie proves that classical can collaborate with hip-hop from music to its grooves! Jaw dropping performances of Keenan and Nicholas was really outstanding. How can this beautiful lady split and dance like that?! She is indeed really gracious and decent; an epitome of an excellent ballerina. Nicholas on the other hand was really good with his stuff. I am personally not a fan of any classic but when I heard Nicholas performed at the subway station WOW it was really amazing! Not to mention in his performance was incorporated with hip-hop upbeat sounds! He definitely helped me to have a change of heart when it comes to classical music genre! Same as Keenan and Nicholas, the crew of the “The Switch Steps” dance group has a unique routine when it comes to their dance performances and made me so envious of them. The movie generally teach us not to give up on our talents and dreams even if this is might sound old-fashioned for some but hey there will still be someone or somebody who will appreciate the talent we have. Talents were given to us by our Creator to share with others and not to hide it under the ground. Never give up and strive hard even when no one believes in you!