Merab has been training from a young age at the National Georgian Ensemble with his dance partner Mary. His world turns upside down when the carefree Irakli arrives and becomes both his strongest rival and desire.
This third feature from Swedish-born director Levan Akin (Certain People, The Circle), who is himself of Georgian descent, combines all our favourite elements from stories about dancers, young people falling in love and coming out. And Then We Danced is about a young male dancer who develops feelings for his main rival. Merab, a young Georgian from a family of dancers, has been training all his life for a career with the National Georgian Ballet. Though his dance teacher is very demanding and daily rehearsals are physically draining, Merab’s biggest obstacle to overcome is the fact he starts to have feelings for a newly arrived fellow dancer, who happens to be not only also a man but his main rival for a much-desired spot at the Ballet.