Set in Iran, this powerful and unbelievable true story follows the brave ambition of Afshin Ghaffarian. During the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election, where many cultural freedoms were threatened, Afshin and some friends (including Elaheh, played by Freida Pinto) risk their lives and form an underground dance company. Through banned online videos, they learn from timeless legends who cross all cultural divides, such as Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev. Afshin and Elaheh also learn much from each other, most importantly how to embrace their passion for dance and for one another.
The original score includes the music for three extended dance sequences featured in the film, especially created for the movie as a collaboration between Wallfisch and award winning choreographer Akram Khan, whose credits include the choreography for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
1. AFSHIN’S THEME (5:32)
2. BEAT HIM ARTISTICALLY (2:17)
3. YOU DANCED INSIDE MY HEART (1:41)
4. SOMEWHERE TO REHEARSE (1:02)
5. ELAHEH’S AUDITION(2:48)
6. HAND DANCE (2:17)
7. WE CAN BREATHE (5:13)
8. DESERT DANCER (9:26)
9. WITHDRAWAL (4:04)
10. SILENT PROTEST (:58)
11. DANCE IS MY WEAPON(5:41)
12. WHERE NO ONE ELSE CAN SEE YOU (3:49)