A Ballerina’s Tale

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Documentarians could not possibly wish for better luck than that which befell on Nelson George when he was recently finishing up his profile on the ballerina Misty Copeland and it was announced that she was to become the first African-American soloist with the prestigious American Ballet Theater in over two decades. It’s a perfect ending to … Continue reading





Polina

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This new French feature film co-directed by world-renowned choreographer Angelin Preljoçaj along with screenwriter Valérie Müller is an adaption of Bastien Vivès novel about a young girl pursuing her dreams and it very firmly makes the dancing far more important than the actual plot itself.  This is more of an observation than a criticism and it is  a move … Continue reading



Restless Creature : Wendy Whelan

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The sheer power of documentary is nowhere more apparent than in this excellent affectionate profile of the end of the remarkable career of Wendy Whelan on the eve of her retirement from the NY City Ballet after an unprecedented 30 years with the Company. For non-balletomanes and non-Americans whose education never included the opportunity to … Continue reading



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