EXCLUSIVE: 'Musical Chairs' Clip

Leah Pipes and E.J. Bonila star in this inspiring tale about a dancer who finds a new way to express herself after a debilitating accident.

We have an exclusive clip from the upcoming dance drama Musical Chairs, which debuts in theaters March 23. Leah Pipes stars as Mia, a ballroom dancer confined to a wheelchair after a horrific accident, who discovers the sport of wheelchair ballroom dancing with the help of Armando, portrayed by E.J. Bonilla. Take a look at this scene from Musical Chairs featuring Armando working at his parents' restaurant.

Set against the exciting backdrop of competitive ballroom dancing, Musical Chairs is about Armando a Bronx-bred Latino who aspires to be a dancer but whose only way in is as handyman at a Manhattan dance studio, and Mia, an Upper East Side princess who is the studio's star performer. Though worlds apart, their shared passion for dance promises to bring them together until a tragic accident changes Mia's life forever, and she finds herself wheelchair-bound at a rehab facility, with her dreams of a dance career shattered. Fortunately, Armando has enough dreams for both of them and, when he hears about a wheelchair ballroom dance competition that will soon be held in NY, he sees a way to return something to Mia that she thinks is lost forever. At first she is reluctant--wheelchair dancing, though highly popular overseas, is something she never even knew existed. But, with the help of several other patients at the rehab center, Armando organizes an intense training program that will bring them all center stage and in the spotlight. The prize is irrelevant; what they really stand to win back is their zest for life.

Musical Chairs was released March 23rd, 2012 and stars Leah Pipes, E.J. Bonilla, Priscilla Lopez, Jaime Tirelli, Laverne Cox, Nelson Landrieu, Angelic Zambrana, Morgan Spector. The film is directed by Susan Seidelman.


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