Santo Domingo Waltz (2021)

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Santo Domingo Waltz

Lads do football… or boxing… or wrestling. Not friggin’ ballet.

Billy Elliot (2000)

Santo Domingo does not move, it dances. It’s a curse not to have the hip looseness or the rhythm to devour any melody that gets in the way. Worse still is being born with two left feet, a group in which I include myself, and for which I imagine there is a special place in purgatory. Before Santo Domingo Waltz (2021) shows the lines of the speech, it has already tanned us with music and folklore. It sets the stage perfectly; the frame of reference is powerful and sustains the narrative from start to finish.

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