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#5205-51
Homeland, Heartland
Written by Carla Conway

Synopsis:
Video is going to film Jem and the Holograms' new music video with Danse at the Zagreb Ballet in Yoguslavia. But is warned for Victor Krucak, the artistic director with great power, who does not think their music is art, and does not want them there. That is, until he finds out that Danse is the daughter of Nadia, who used to be one of his dancers. Danse is starting to fall in love with the male dancer Stefan. But Victor disagrees of their relationship, he wants to control them, and starts putting his plans in work to have Danse stay at the Ballet forever.

Characters:
Jem and the Holograms, Rio, Video, Danse, Anton Nivich, Victor Krosach, Vera, Stefan, Johan Dvorcak, Peter Danse's father, Nadia Dvorak Danse's mother, Danse's relatives, three ballerinas at the Zagreb ballet, inspector.

Focus on:
Danse.

Locations & vehicles:
Airplane, Zagreb in Yugoslavia, airport in Zagreb, Zagreb international terminal, Zagreb Ballet, hotel in Zagreb, train, trainstation in the village of Bled in Julian Alps in Yugoslavia, hotel in the village of bled in the Julian alps, Danse's relatives' house outside the village of bled in the Julian alps, Peter's cabin in the mountains outside the village of bled in the Julian alps, church, hospital, jail cell, airplane, train, museum in Zagreb.

First appearance of:
Peter Danse's father, Nadia Dvorak Danse's mother.

Songs:
"Music And Danse" Jem and the Holograms
"Falling In Love With A Stranger" Jem and the Holograms
"Music And Danse" Jem and the Holograms

Instrumentals:
"In The Land Of The Midnight Sun" by Jem and the Holograms, "Music And Danse" by Jem and the Holograms.

Genres:
Drama, Romance, Action, Adventure, Message.

Original airdate:
5 February 1988.

Releases:
Released on DVD.

International:
Italy: Aired on TV. The episode title was "Il Paese Di Danse" (Danse's land).
France: Aired on TV. Released on DVD. The episode title was "Retour Au Pays" (Back to the country).
UK: Aired on TV. Released on VHS.

Trivia:
This episode has somewhat different looking animation, since it was animated in Korea. Probably to produce episodes faster and/or cheaper.

In this episode we get the chance to learn more about the past that is described in the Jem bible, about Danse's lost mother who was a ballet dancer in Yugoslavia. We even get to see what happened between her parents before her mother left with her to America. But we don't get to see the story of how she was later lost.

Yugoslavia is Danses's mother's homeland. She used to dance with the Zagreb ballet, she was a brilliant young star. Nadia was devoted to her studies, and to Peter, they were married. It's been years and years since Nadja her mother disappeared.

Danse's living relatives are farm people and live outside the village of bled in the Julian alps in Yugoslavia (now Slovenia).

When this episode was done Zagreb was located in Yugoslavia, now it's in Croatia.

Victor doesn't think Jem and the Holograms' music is art.

Jem has yellow eyeshadow.

Again, Danse is in an accident, but this time it's only alot of snow that falls over her.

The song "Music And Danse" by Jem and the Holograms is re-used. Previously appeared in this same episode.

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