Wearing a bubblegum pink dress, Shania Twain dances within the installation in the art gallery. A thirtysomething man walks past the paintings. In the paintings, three twentysomething men, circa 1800, play the cello as they sit on a couch.
Several people walk around the gallery. A group of people watch as several people play the violin, circa 1800 in a family room. A twentysomething woman views a twentysomething men, circa 1800, playing the cello, as he sits on a chair. A second twentysomething woman turns her head in a circa 1800 family room, as she plays the harp.
Within the installation, Twain changes into a white jacket, black bra and white pants and continues to dance. A thirtysomething woman lies on a couch, circa 1800. People dance by the Twain installation.
The twentysomething woman builds the Young Woman Dancing installation in an art gallery in New York City. It was the fourth gallery to feature it. A few curators from Europe had called about it. The response had been better than she thought. She had expected one showing and adding it to her portfolio. It had been an one-off after a series of vulnerable paintings. The curators had told her people were visiting several times.
She walks around the gallery in New York City and watches people dance to it. They knew every word and dance move. She had joined in and swayed her hips. It was surreal to her. She had overhead a twentysomething woman say she didn’t know art could be fun.
The young woman of Young Woman Dancing smiles on the cover of an art magazine. The twentysomething woman flips to the article and reads that the young woman was being recognized on the street. She had even been offered a recording contract. The twentysomething woman buys a couple of copies. The cover was going to be framed on her wall.
Director: Paul Boyd Year: 2003