Martha & Niki

Part of Art House Theater Day

Martha & Niki

Searching for a path in life while battling against male dancers; sisterhood and a shared burning passion for dance that burns burns burns — these are the themes that are raised in Swedish director Tora Mkandawire Mårtens’ heartfelt feature ‘Martha & Niki‘ which opens in Swedish theaters on January 22nd.

Martha & Niki unfolds in Stockholm onto Paris where the film’s starring Swedish power-duo Martha Nab and Niki Tsappos battle it out in numerous hip hop dance-offs against dudes…after dudes.. after dudes..countless times. None of which could possibly measure up to the magic they create in each and every routine.

Paris 2010, marked a milestone in their career when winning Champions of Hip Hop for their kick-ass performance at the annual Juste Debout making them the first females in history to win the prestigious and acclaimed award.

The saga takes off from there, and Mkanadawire Mårtens goes deep as she always does – as in pour-your-heart-out-deep by examining the dynamic between the two beyond dance, digging into the profound impact it has on people and uncovering what they’re all about on and off stage. It goes without saying, it’s the most memorable dance partnership to hit the screen. —

Martha & Niki

Sun September 24, 2017, 2:00 PM, Muenzinger Auditorium

Sweden, in Swedish with English subtitles, Color, 90 min • official site



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