Ester Gould & Reijer Zwaan
Strike a Pose
2016 Netherlands, Belgium
83 min • English
Theme: Rokumentti selection
10.11.2016 | Time: 18.00 | Venue: Kerubin sali
In 1990, Madonna hired seven young male dancers for herworld tour, Blond Ambition. These guys had not only talent but attitude as well, and they were the perfect group to present Madonna’s message to society: Express Yourself, be bravely who you are! On this tour, these dancers became icons to millions of people, but behind the scenes they had secrets that were never revealed to the public. The safe and close-knit community also divided after the tour. The tour was a turning point in all of their lives, after which life was never the same again. While one of them managed to build a career for himself after the tour, another developed a drug addiction.
Strike a Pose is an honest, open documentary about the history of pop music, the joy of dancing and the time when the AIDS crisis had just lifted its head and the awareness of it had started to spread.
Tickets 4 €, free entry with Joensuu Pop- musicians’ membership and Kerubi Kantis card