Behind any great ballerina lies the discipline and rigor that comes from decades of training and practice. Five world-class dancers are profiled in this revealing film. From Swan Lake to Romeo and Juliet, from the rehearsal studio to performing on stages around the world, BALLERINA captures the sublime beauty of ballet, in all its resplendent glory.
“A jewel of a documentary.” - Washington Post
“Dazzling, breathtaking!” - Boston Globe
Follow a young, gifted ballerina through years of intensive training at the Royal Swedish Ballet School as she develops into an international ballet star. Filmed to convey the physical aspects of dancing, THE DANCER captures the fierce determination and struggle that goes into the desire to dance at the highest level.
“Anyone interested in ballet will want to see The Dancer.” - Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times
ETOILES: DANCERS OF THE PARIS OPERA BALLET
ETOILES celebrates the legacy of the famed Paris Opera Ballet by weaving together rehearsals and tour snapshots of classical and contemporary works. It also delves into the psychology of dance by talking candidly with some of the biggest stars in dance today – how and why they endure the emotional and physical hardships of ballet.
“Sublime artistry!” - Variety
“Revealing, emotional, and surprising.” - Los Angeles Times
A double portrait of two icons of contemporary Russian ballet: Svetlana Zakharova of the Bolshoi and Ulyana Lopatkina of the Mariinsky. Each have their own unique style and personality, on stage and off. Revealing interviews give an inside perspective on the joys and challenges of being a prima ballerina, while extended sequences from classics of the repertoire such as Swan Lake, Scheherazade and Sleeping Beauty provide a front row seat to their skill and artistry.
“Breathtaking performances!” - Cleveland Plain Dealer
“A gem...wonderful!” - Ballet-Dance Magazine