Title - 'Desert Dancer' (OST)
Artist - Benjamin Wallfisch
'Desert Dancer' is a film based on an incredible true story. It is a classic hero story about brave young people risking their lives to rebel against their government and fight for their dreams.
Set in Iran, where it is currently forbidden to dance, the story follows Afshin Ghaffarian and his friends who despite the dangers form an underground dance company where, via hacking into YouTube, they learn from the very best - Michael Jackson, Pina Bausch, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev. Reveling in the freedom of expression that dance gives them, they set upon putting on a performance deep in the desert, away from the watchful eyes of the military police.
The Desert Dancer album features the film’s original score composed by Benjamin Wallfisch ('Dear Wendy'), including the music for three extended dance sequences especially created for the movie as a collaboration between Wallfisch and choreographer Akram Khan.
1. Afshin’s Theme (5:32)
2. Beat Him Artistically (2:17)
3. You Danced Inside My Heart (1:41)
4. Somewhere To Rehearse (1:02)
5. Elaheh’s Audition (2:48)
6. Hand Dance (2:17)
7. We Can Breathe (5:13)
8. Desert Dancer (9:26)
9. Withdrawal (4:04)
10. Silent Protest (:58)
11. Dance Is My Weapon (5:41)
12. Where No One Else Can See You (3:49)
The Emmy and Ivor Novello nominated composer, Wallfisch has worked on 42 movies to date and made his scoring debut at the age of just 24. He composed the music to the aforementioned 'Dear Wendy,' which was a World Soundtrack Awards 'Discovery of the Year' nominee and Danish Film Academy Awards nominee for 'Best Original Score.'