Ahmad Joudeh is a very talented dancer who is passionate about his art. He is also a Syrian, and living and working at his craft in his own country under the present regime is impossible. Its the reason he had the back of his neck tattooed with a very simple mantra : Dance or … Continue reading
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
Bobbi Jo Hart is the director of the new movie Rebels on Pointe which is the first documentary that has gone behind the scenes of the world-famous all-male (and all-gay) ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. It’s a wonderful heartwarming tale of how this Company has not just survived for over 40 years doing their delightful parodies of romantic and classical ballets that have not just won them fans all over the world, but how they have become one of the oldest (and happiest) LGBT organizations.
Rebels On Pointe is a very affectionate profile by Canadian award-winning documentarian Bobbi Jo Hart on Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo an American all-male (and proudly openly gay) Ballet Company corps which parodies the conventions and clichés of romantic and classical ballet. Harte adopts a cinema vérité approach with her very entertaining film that takes us … Continue reading
This fascinating documentary with its intriguing title is the bitter-sweet story of Rosario “Charin” Suárez a Cuban ballerina hailed by many as the best of her generation. Her tale starts when Fidel Castro first came to power in 1959 and he invited Alicia Alonso the country’s leading prima ballerina and her husband Fernando to establish … Continue reading