Arts & Culture

The Making of Moving Cities Dallas

A unique look at Dallas through film and dance

Visit Dallas Staff
Posted on Dec 16, 2016

With a world-class arts scene and the largest arts district in the country, it comes as no surprise that Dallas was selected as the first American city to be featured in Moving Cities, an internationally acclaimed short film project that celebrates the marriage of dance in transportation in major cities around the world.  

Shot during three weeks in September 2016, Moving Dallas is an 8-minute film featuring 17 locations and 56 dancers from 10 dance companies and organizations. Included in the video are Dallas art scene staples like Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Bruce Wood Dance Project, Dance Council of North Texas, TITAS and, of course, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, among others.

Visionary British director Jevan Chowdhury brought the idea to Dallas, noting the city's vibrant growth, amazing architecture and rich cultural landscape of working artists. 

"Dallas, a mythical city rich in American legend, has accelerated full speed into this century," said Chowdhury. "Big cars, trucks and skylines – it truly is a stage for amazing dance talent."

Check out the video and some behind-the-scenes photos!

The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders as part of Moving Dallas | Photo Credit: Jevan Chowdhury
A dancer near Fair Park | Photo Credit: Jevan Chowdhury
A member of Dallas Black Theater performing near the Bishop Arts District. | Photo Credit: Jevan Chowdhury
A scene in Moving Dallas shot in Downtown Dallas| Photo Credit; Jevan Chowdhury