The story of two women whose lives are dedicated to ballet. Deedee left her promising dance career to become a wife and mother and now runs a ballet school in Oklahoma. Emma stayed with a company and became a star though her time is nearly past. Both want what the other has and reflects back on missed chances as they are brought together again through Deedee's daughter who joins the company. Written by
Susan Southall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The generations change. But the choices remain the same.
Did You Know?
Most of the non-principal parts in the movie were played by dancers who had never done any straight acting before. See more
During the Gala Performance sequence, when Baryshnikov is circling the stage with leaps in his "Le Corsaire" solo, the shadows of the camera on its tripod and two crew members are clearly visible on the floor. See more
[Yuri is rubbing a young ballerina's sore leg
I have weak knees...
I like girls with weak knees.
You just like girls...
Performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov
Composed by Vladimir Vysotskiy See more