When a blind date takes a turn for the worst, two expats seek refuge in their imaginations and each other to escape the horrors of reality.
"I was in the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake that killed 185 people. During the disaster I heard of ordinary men and women putting themselves at considerable risk to help others, to pull people from rubble or comfort a dying stranger. I was incredibly moved by what happened in Christchurch that day and it was clear to me that humankind has a tremendous capacity for kindness and heroism. Despite the different context, my experience of this disaster has given me a strong connection to Dancers and the humanity that lies at the heart of our story. For me, Dancers is about exploring the deep connection that can develop between two people under duress and how ordinary people can step up and respond in heroic ways."