Glee's Harry Shum Jr. Brings Dance and Sport Together. The Result Is Epic.

July 31, 2014 4:19 PM

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Glee's Harry Shum Jr. Brings Dance and Sport Together. The Result Is Epic.

Harry Shum Jr. may not play a professional sport, but he still considers himself an elite athlete. His new project, a four video series called "Parallels" (in collaboration with filmmaker Cole Wisser) explores his double life as a dancer and an athlete, and poses the question, "Is Dance a Sport//Is Sport an Art Form?" Joining Harry in the videos are Red Bull athletes Alexey Kolesnikov (Motorcross), Andrea Lacondeguy, Syzmon Godziek and Thomas Genon (BMX), Johnny Johannes (Skateboard) and dancers Kylie Lewellans (Ballet), Remi Bakker and B-Boy Kid David, all artists and athletes at the top of their games.

When pondering the videos' central question, Harry told me he cared more about starting the conversation than answering the question himself, "I'm not out to change people's perspectives and convince them one way or the other," Harry said, "I just want to open their eyes to the possibilities."

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