Check Your Body at the Door

When you hear Vogue, you probably think of Madonna. Check Your Body at the Door is a documentary about some remarkable underground-House dancers in NYC. Filmed during the golden decade of the 1990’s 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 moves and choreography are striking. D Unknown has had the pleasure of meeting with Archie Burnett and Brahm ‘Bravo’ LaFortune just recently, and have life-lasting memories of an encounter with the late Willie Ninja some years ago in New York.

New York Times Review by Claudia La Rocco February 24, 2012