“A landmark documentary...delineates how virtuosity becomes identity”
- Debra Cash, NPR/WBUR
Check Your Body at the Door is a documentary about some remarkable underground-House dancers in NYC. Filmed during the golden decade of the 1990s, it follows a core group of master free-stylists to the clubs, to their jobs and their everyday lives. Archie Burnett, Brahms “Bravo” LaFortune, the late Willi Ninja, Brian “Footwork” Green, Barbara Tucker, Ejoe Wilson, Conrad “SP” Rochester and Asia Moon, among many others, talk about why they dance and what it means. Also filmed in the studio against a white background, in silhouette, or in light pools, their virtuosic moves and choreography are striking.