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Filipino Prison Dancers Inspire Interactive Web Musical: VIDEO

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You saw the Dancing Inmates of Cebu do "Thriller." You probably saw them do "They Don't Really Care About Us." But! Did you know that the Dancing Inmates have inspired an avant-garde multi-part interactive web drama?

It's called Prison Dancer:

... an original interactive musical web series inspired by the viral Youtube phenomenon, the “Dancing Inmates of Cebu.” Featuring a cast of Youtube stars and some of the most exciting Filipino musical talent emerging in North America, Prison Dancer is “Glee meets Miss Saigon” wrapped in a “choose your own”adventure. Filled with catchy pop tunes, star-crossed lovers, and engaging interactive elements, Prison Dancer brings together the best of Broadway and Youtube entertainment and takes transmedia storytelling to the next level.

Prison Dancer: the Interactive Web Musical is the story of 6 Filipino prisoners whose lives are forever changed by the dancing rehabilitation program that eventually became a worldwide viral sensation on Youtube. Through surveillance footage, interviews with inmates inside the prison, and good old fashioned investigative journalism, pop culture journalist Matt Wells uncovers the personal, poignant, hilarious and universal stories of 6 prison dancers whose group dancing turned a maximum security jailhouse into a world stage. Behind the prison walls, we meet inmates Ruperto Poblador aka LOLA, who (along with his gay minions OO OO and NANA), choreographs the first prison dance routines, HOOKAPS, (the prison hustler), SHAKESPEARE (the prison’s resident poet) and CHRISTIAN, (the prison’s newest inmate) and discover a tale of life, death, dreams, fears and ultimately, redemption.

 Episode four is out now. Watch AFTER THE JUMP ...

 

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  1. My buddy's mom got paid $19197 past month.
    she is making an income on the computer and bought a $333400 home. All she did was get lucky and try the advice shown on this website.... is(dot)gd/6kJUeB

    Posted by: joanna | Apr 22, 2012 12:03:32 PM


  2. What the heck with the comment above? By Joanna? Spamarella.

    This video was awful.

    FAIL.

    Posted by: Alan | Apr 22, 2012 1:45:34 PM


  3. MY EYES ARE BURNING!!! MAKE IT STOP, MAKE IT STOP!!!!

    Posted by: Robert | Apr 22, 2012 5:28:12 PM


  4. Yeah, that's not quite how my prison fantasies go.

    Posted by: Rob | Apr 23, 2012 6:49:33 AM


  5. Hmmm- plus I didn't have to type any strange words into the spam filter to post my smutty comment about prison fantasies. Must be disabled?

    Posted by: Rob | Apr 23, 2012 6:50:48 AM


  6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMMws4M07bY

    Posted by: keith | May 26, 2012 8:21:26 PM


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