DVC 2016 | Anwar Ali in “Ali”

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The Dance Video Collection is a series of dance concept videos produced, directed, choreographed, and edited by Marc Generoso. Adapted from Marc’s competitive studio dance pieces from Vibrant Dance Studios (Nanaimo, BC) and Urban Dance Connection (Campbell River, BC) into cinematic short films, the collection consists of 10 independent dance films that merge dance, film, and narrative.

This project began in 2010 with 10 exclusive dance numbers from Vibrant Dance Studios and was later released in 2012. The project was reprised in 2013 with a new set of dance pieces that were released in 2014. This is the third and final installment of this unique experience.
In his graduating year in film school as well as his 13th and final year as a dedicated dance teacher and choreographer, Marc has amalgamated the art forms of film and dance to create long lasting memories of his experiences with these two supportive dance communities.

DVC 2016:
1) Fembots in “Ronin” (January 2016)
2) The Gooniez in “French Revolution Zombies” (January 2016)
3) Emma King in “Haunted” (February 2016)
4) Futuristic Tribe in “Monsters” (February 2016)
5) Pandora’s Box in “Toy Magic” (March 2016)
6) Jacksun Fryer in “Forrest Gump Jr.” (March 2016)
7) FnA in “Elderly Escape” (April 2016)
8) Anwar Ali in “Ali” (April 2016)
9) Lost Boyz in “The Evolution of Soul” (May 2016)
10) A/V Club in “The Making of Chi” (May 2016)
DVC 2016 | Jacksun Fryer in “Forrest Gump Jr.” (6 of 10)


Anwar Ali pays tribute to the greatest boxer of all time.

Anwar Ali

Anwar has appeared in the most DVC films out of any other dancer – 8 (The Magic Glove (2014), Rags to Riches (2014) (cameo), Gooniez (2014), Circus (2014), French Zombie Revolution (2016), Ali (2016), Lost Boyz (2016), & The Making of Chi (2016)).

“Ali” was shot in a boxing club where he and his older sister, Sahara, used to train (framed on the wall).

All 4 of Anwar’s solo pieces choreographed by Marc since 2011 portray famous black figures: James Brown, Michael Jackson, Steve Urkel, and now Muhammad Ali.

The kinetic typography was created by Wyldie Maxwell. It took a total of 16 hours to create the minute-long sequence.

Many of Anwar’s friends were on set as production assistants – Jake Buettel, Levi Alexandre, Takai Lee, Noah Delmundo, and Sam Boyer. Little did they know when they arrived on set that they would take turns oiling Anwar’s body to create the illusion of “sweat”.

The end credits scene is a homage to Martin Scorcese’s “Raging Bull” opening sequence. It was shot at 96 fps, coloured black and white, with Anwar shadow boxing on the left side of the screen, as the credits played on the right side. This opening sequence was the inspiration for the film’s tone.


FnA in “The Elderly Escape”:
Jacksun Fryer in “Forrest Gump Jr.”:
Pandora’s Box in “Toy Magic”:
Futuristic Tribe in “Monsters”:
Emma King in “Haunted”:
The Gooniez in “French Revolution Zombies”:
Fembots in “Ronin”: