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Ballets Russes - The Revolutionary Dance Troupe
A dazzlingly entrancing ode to the revolutionary twentieth-century dance troupe known as the Ballets Russes. What began as a group of Russian refugees who never danced in Russia became not one but two rival dance troupes who fought the infamous…
Getting to the Nutcracker - The Making of a Christmas Classic
Every Christmas The Nutcracker is performed in cities around the world. What does it take to produce this timeless ballet? Witness the passion of young dancers, from auditions to the final, triumphant performance.
La Danse - The Paris Opera Ballet
The Paris Opera Ballet is one of the world's great ballet companies. The film follows the rehearsals and performances of seven ballets: Genus by Wayne McGregor, Le Songe de Medee by Angelin Preljocaj, La Maison de Bernarda by Mats Ek,…
A Life for Ballet - A Couple and Their Life in the Dance World
A documentary on the life of the legendary ballet reconstructionist, Pierre Lacotte and his wife and longtime dance partner Ghislaine Thesmar. A LIFE FOR BALLET pulls together rarely seen archival footage, personal testimonies and peak performances celebrating the lives of…
Never Stand Still: Dancing at Jacob's Pillow
Legendary dancers and choreographers Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Suzanne Farrell, Mark Morris, Judith Jamison and Bill Irwin appear alongside new innovators to reveal the passion, discipline, and daring of the world of dance in Never Stand Still. Filmed at the…
Bolshoi Babylon - Behind the Scandal of a Prestigious Moscow Theatre
A behind-the-scenes look at Moscow's prestigious Bolshoi Theatre as it's rocked by an acid-attack scandal in 2013. Nominated for Best Documentary at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards . "The film contains twin tracts of darkness and light, the sordid…
The Nutcracker Ballet
This classic tale takes place on the night before Christmas, when Clara and Franz receive a Nutcracker as a gift from their uncle. This present sparks a magical dream, and a night filled with amazing stories and characters. The Mouse…
Ballet - A Profile of the American Ballet Theatre
BALLET is a profile of the American Ballet Theatre, an important classical ballet company. The film presents the company in rehearsal in their New York studio and on tour in Athens and Copenhagen. Choreographers, ballet masters and mistresses are shown…
Reset - Behind the Scenes of the Paris Opera Ballet
A riveting documentary on the creative process, RESET depicts renowned choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied (best known for choreographing the dance sequences in Black Swan ) as he creates a ballet for his first gala as artistic director of the…
Horizontes - Three Generations of Cuba’s National Ballet Dancers
Three generations of Cuban ballet dancers are portrayed in this beautiful festival favorite. Alicia Alonso's splendor still radiates, encouraging the dreams of young dancers. An aspiring ballerina who has dedicated all her efforts towards being accepted into Alonso's ballet company.…
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Going to see Nutcracker with the whole family has been a tradition in other countries for many years. Now it is a tradition in the Netherlands as well. It became apparent that the Netherlands had also adopted this tradition in…
Strength and Beauty - The Complex Lives of Professional Ballerinas
Ballerinas are beautiful. They are strong. Their physical prowess matches that of great athletes. They are thoughtful, smart, and caring. They are elusive. They are icons. Perhaps most importantly, amidst all the stereotypes, ballerinas are also, women, artists, and people.…
New York Export: Opus Jazz - The Fusion of Jazz and Ballet Dance
In 1958, Jerome Robbins' "ballet in sneakers," NY Export: Opus Jazz, became a smash hit when it was broadcast on The Ed Sullivan Show and toured around the world. Set to an evocative jazz score by Robert Prince, the dance…
Do Not Go Gently - The Power of Imagination in Aging
Do Not Go Gently celebrates the lives, work and wisdom of three remarkable artists who have maintained their creative productivity well into their golden years. Their stories illustrate the role of creativity and art in contributing to a long, happy,…
Movement with a Meaning - Lula Washington Dance Theatre
"Movement With A Meaning" is an intimate, behind the scenes, documentary look at the at Los Angeles' Lula Washington Dance Theatre -- the leading African American dance company West of the Mississippi - and their staging of a ballet piece…
Ally Cat the Ballet Cat
Diana and AllyCat share their ballet secrets in a fun, imaginative and humorous way! This video includes basic ballet technique, ballet language, barre and center exercises, fun dance combinations, creative stretching, all taught by AllyCat and Prima Ballerina Diana Vishneva.
Alonzo King Lines Ballet
The choreographer Alonzo King, acclaimed as "one of the few, true Ballet Masters of our times" by world-famous William Forsythe, works with his company The Alonzo King LINES Ballet in San Francisco. Before founding LINES Ballet in 1982 King has…
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Caravaggio
Caravaggio, born Michelangelo Merisi, has entered history due to his paintings of dramatic intensity. Caravaggio used to venture the threshold beyond the pale throughout his life. He was seen for admiration of his work and harsh opposition towards his extraordinary…
Alexander Ekman - A Swan Lake
"I wanted to do something big and wild and different. Something with water!" said choreographer Alexander Ekman and filled the Main Stage at the Oslo Opera House with 5,000 litres of water. In A Swan Lake, his new full-length work…
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The film shows a recording of A Midsummer Night's Dream in the famous Balanchine choreography, which made the ballet such a popular staple with companies all over the world. Danced by three star-dancers in the main roles and a company…