Answers4dancers founder and award-winning choreographer, Grover Dale, was recently interviewed by Patrick McGilligan of Bright Lights Film. The conversation focused on one of Grover’s favorite projects, The Young Girls of Rochefort.
Young Girls of Rochefort is a musical film directed by Jacques Demy. Grover starred alongside Catherine Deneuve, Françoise Dorléac, Jacques Perrin, and George Chakiris … And with Grover’s dance idol, Gene Kelly. It airs quite often on Turner Classic Movies. You can even find several clips from the movie on their website.
Grover reflected on the film, ‘Dancing in the streets of Rochefort was the best performing experience I’ve ever known. Reacting to real sunshine, breezes, cafés, and streets was miraculous. My emotions suddenly became as accessible and real as the world around me. I wished I could dance on location forever.’
The full interview is currently available on Bright Lights Film. It’s a great read and a celebration of so many highlights from Grover’s career. Check it out to whet your appetite for the upcoming release of his highly-anticipated book, A Boy Like That, coming soon! Watch for details!
*Grover is sitting in the truck’s passenger side and is wearing a blue shirt with blue tie.