Original title: Shelly Belly inna Real Life

Shot in Jamaica between 2015 and 2019, Shelly Belly inna Real Life is a collaboration between artist and choreographer Cecilia Bengolea and the dancehall scene in Kingston and Bog Walk. It explores the influences of culture and nature within the Caribbean island art community. Narrated through movement and music, it follows the language of dancehall from the intricate rhythms of the jungle landscapes to the choreography and steps of the people whose passionate practice it follows. Its uniquely insider view grants unprecedented access to the characters whose vitality and influence has shaped a view of movement and life that reaches from its Jamaican founders to the world beyond.

  • Duration: 24
  • Production year: 2020
  • Country: Jamaica
  • Subtitles: English

Cecilia Bengolea