’In the Heights’: How they Danced Up the Side of a Building

Chris O'Falt

June 18, 2021

It seems like a visual effect, a piece of gravity defying wizardry created in a computer. But it’s not.

Nina (Leslie Grace) and Benny (Corey Hawkins), in a quiet moment between two young lovers about be apart, dance up the side of a Washington Heights apartment building in the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers-inspired musical number “When the Sun Goes Down.”

It seems like a visual effect, a piece of gravity defying wizardry created in a computer. But it’s not.

Nina (Leslie Grace) and Benny (Corey Hawkins), in a quiet moment between two young lovers about be apart, dance up the side of a Washington Heights apartment building in the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers-inspired musical number “When the Sun Goes Down.”