We then have a contrasting shot in a different location , with another group of dancers preparing to dance
The camera then cuts away back to the prestigious dancers, I feel the director chose to do this to emphasise the contrast of the two lifestyles but yet they still do similar hobbies
The extreme difference of mis – en – scene in this case costume becomes apparent as the shots cutaway , you can see in this clip the dancers are dressed in more sporty, loose street like clothing whereas the dancers are in tight clothing and ballet shoes
We have a medium close up of the dancers feet and the title appears
We have another medium close up this time of the street dancers feet, I feel the director chose this way as it makes the contrast be seen more clearly as you see one after the other.
We have neutral lighting in the prestigious dance studio to represent the softness of the dance moves that the dancers are portraying.
However when we cut back to the street dancers it is night time so everything appears dark and mysterious , the fact that some of the dancers have hats and hoods on also shows and represents the mysteriousness of their character, whereas the contemporary dancers don’t wear as many layers which be a representation of how much of their character they are willing to share through dance.
The music is the same in both scenes, this could mean that no matter how different certain things are such as lifestyles, there can be that one things that makes them similar or bring them together, in this case it is the music
So at the end of the 1 st scene we can already see some themes ;
Expression through dance
Middle class lifestyle
What unites them
It is a successful opening as the audience are automatically aware of what the film will be about yet the audience are still to meet the protagonist and antagonist etc so they are intrigued into finding out what happens next