Shadow Dancing (film)

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Shadow Dancing
Directed byLewis Furey
Produced byKay Sumner
Written byChristine Foster
StarringNadine Van der Velde
Christopher Plummer
Music byJay Gruska
CinematographyRene Ohashi
Edited byJames Lahti
Distributed byShapiro Glickenhaus Home Video
Release date
  • December 2, 1988 (1988-12-02)
Running time
100 minutes

Shadow Dancing, also known as La bailarina Venezuelais, is a 1988 thriller film directed by Lewis Furey and starring Nadine Van der Velde and Christopher Plummer. It was shot in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Jess is a struggling dancer trying to land a dream role in musical about Medusa. As she practices, the director, who has been haunted for decades by the memory of his former dancer and lover, notices how much she resembles his former lover. The ballerina had died in a bizarre on-stage accident 50 years ago while performing exactly the same dance that Jess is doing. As Jesse becomes more obsessed with winning the part she slowly takes on the physical and emotional characteristics of the woman. Eerily, as more unexplainable coincidences continue to surround the production making you wonder if someone or something is behind it all.



After being shown at various film festivals, the film was given a limited theatrical release on December 2, 1988. A year later, SGE Home Video released a VHS of the film. The film has never been released on DVD.

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