Shall We Dance - Prologue

Jean W. Williams jqw3827
Wed Nov 5 21:10:48 EST 1997

On Wed, 5 Nov 1997, Alan Kita wrote:

> I remember a few years back, "Ballroom Dancing" from Australia made Paul
> Mercurio a star and increased ratings for PBS' "international ballroom
> dancing contest" annual special.  Since then, most major universities
> now sponsor a ballroom dance club.

Maybe you mean "Strictly Ballroom"?  It was fairly popular in Japan I
> It seems to me, the film is well-done, but what would inspire the
> beer-and-trailer people to leave their trailer parks to go see the
> film?

What inspires *anybody* to go to a theater and watch a first-run film any

Jean Williams
Dept. of Performance Studies
Tisch School of the Arts
New York University
jqw3827 at

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