new film “storyboard p, a stranger in sweden” is the story of a dancer conquering the impossible and transforming movement into art

January 25, 2017

The human body is capable of many things, but dance has to be one of the most awestriking accomplishments of movement. For Brooklyn-born flex artist Storyboard P, his movements come in various intensities, shapes, and speeds, all resulting in a beautiful expression of his story and a remarkable work of art. Filmmaker Matthew D’Arcy chose him to document in a hourlong film about his journey to Sweden to teach and perform alongside fellow dancers. On February 5th, the Lincoln Center will be showing the film alongside two other movies about dance, but I have a feeling this one will be a world apart. From the description found on their website, it says “Storyboard P has a slender body, and he makes it do impossible things. His improvised movements—alternately smooth and quivering—grow and sink in slow motion. D’Arcy captures the Brooklyn-born flex artist on his home turf and follows him to Sweden after two female hip-hop dancers invite him there to teach and perform. This encounter is a risky venture for all. Rules and regulations frustrate him, mood swings shake his self-belief, but in life, as in art, the unexpected is just around the corner.” Stream the trailer for this unbelievable film below and support the director and dancer viaFacebook.

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor