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?
First of two collaborations of director Herbert Ross
and actor-dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov
. The films are Dancers
(1987) and The Turning Point
(1977). Baryshnikov' turned down the lead role of Vaslav Nijinsky in Ross' Nijinsky
(1980). Instead, Baryshnikov returned to the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) and took up a promotion in the senior position of Artistic Director. See more
When Amelia finishes her first solo part in the climactic Don Quixote pas de deux, her mother (Shirley MacLaine) clearly yells, "Bravo." As a ballerina herself, the mother should have yelled, "Brava." See more
It didn't work out.
Oh, so what? He liked boys better than girls?
Oh, not exactly. He knew my priority was dancing.
Are you... sorry?
No. I don't believe in being sorry. We are what we are.
References Alice in Wonderland
Sleeping Beauty Ballet: Pas de deux (Aurora's Wedding)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(as Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky) See more