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The Making of 'Shall We Dance' Music Video

irector Sammy Riley walks us through the technical, logistical and social challenges of directing & editing the 109 dancers over 14 countries and 6 continents to star in the Music Video for Stewart


Stewart Allan and filmmaker Sammy Riley created a smile-inducing music video for ‘Shall We Dance’. Stewart’s joyous song is brought to life by a range of dance styles including flamenco, popping, bachata, and the NZ finger point. 

From cows in the outback to Sherpas in the Himalayas, the music video celebrates joy, diversity and global connection. Sammy Riley discusses the challenging journey to creating something inspiring and uplifting during a Pandemic where we are otherwise isolated from each other.

The music video features 109 dancers aged from 8 months to 77 years old, busting moves in 14 countries across 6 continents.  Each video tells a story: indigenous children in India dancing in the shadow of the world’s third-highest mountain; a survivor of a near-fatal car crash in South Africa dancing on crutches; a popping group seeking a different life in one of Colombia’s most violent cities; and dancing with the dead in a cemetery in the USA.

"Shall We Dance" was written and performed by Stewart Allan and currently has more than 51,000 views!
The Making of Shall We Dance mini-doc created by Stewart Allan and Sammy Riley

'Shall we Dance' is from the 9 rooms album.

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My Lady Agent

18 Jan 2022