You know you're dancing when tears of pain and happiness blend in with your sweat." ~Anonymous
I don't know how to dance, I believe I have two left feet. Not even a very simple step could go unnoticed by the hubby once I make a move. It's so awkward of me to dance, and when I do, it's always not a good sight to see, so I don't dance anymore, not when I can help it.
But I married a dancer. Hubby was member of the infamous NDMU Kariktan Dance Troupe when he was in his college days. I remember him getting to the office late because he had some trainings to do, and he's been teaching kids in one place to do cultural dance.
Last Friday afternoon, we dated. I assumed he was surprised when, asked to see what movie, I chose Step Up 3D from Salt, Furry Vengeance and Hating Kapatid (which is obviously never my type). So off we went inside with our 3D glasses, cinema almost full, and armed with my drink.
The movie had me glued to my seat. It was the type of movie I have long been wanting to see, so much action, de-stressing, and fun. During the whole movie time, you can hear almost everyone reacting and admiring the steps they do, clapping to each finale step, cheering for the cast. The 3D experience is just so worth it!
Moose went to NYU to study electrical engineering with Camille, his long time bestfriend. But after he was there for an orientation, he caught himself having a showdown with a Samurai group, and hunted down by the police for some street disturbance.
It was when he met Luke, a film maker, whose life was to house dancers on his parent's house which is almost foreclosed. They were the Pirates, they intend to join the World Jam, the final battle for dance, fighting the House of Samurai.
While they trained, Luke became in love with Natalie, sister of Julienne, from the House of Samurai. When he knew of this, he felt he was betrayed, added to that the foreclosure problems. Until they were left with nothing, their vault gone to pits. Moose, in all his effort to save the team, and to make his education work, had to miss the love of his life, but eventually made up after he was able to tell Camille he was dancing.
Behind my 3D glasses, I was crying, the story was nonetheless very moving. It was ironic that I was crying when the whole crowd around me was itching to dance.
I highly recommend this movie, the love story is great, the lesson to learn is to have passion for what you love to do, and make the best out of it. Do not hide what makes you happy, for in the end, it might be your saving grace.
Go watch Step Up 3D now, a very heartwarming movie. But beware, you might get that itch to dance, even inside the cinema.
Oh, and yes, I married a dancer. I may not be a good dancer to complement his perfect moves, but I believe I make good steps dancing with him in this music we call LIFE.