This is the story about a Egyptian family and about a clan of women where the dancing art is transmitted from mothers to daughters since ancient times.
The matriarch leads both the family and the business, sometimes patiently, but often with an iron fist. There, chaos, fear and discussions also leave room for tenderness, vulnerability and hope for a better life. The raw beauty triumph over the cruel reality.
Isabelle Lavigne studied at the University of Quebec and Stéphane Thibault at the University of Montreal.Since her first documentary – JUICE- Lavigne's work has been recognized internationally with numerous awards and festivals selections. Before At night they dance, they had directed together the documentary Junior (2007), which won the award for Best Canadian Documentary at Hot Docs festival in Toronto.