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?
Michael, the choreographer/artistic director, is partly based on Jerome Robbins
. James Mitchell
was the principal male dancer in Robbins' musical "Billion Dollar Baby" (1945) and participated in his American Theatre Laboratory in the late 1960s; later, while performing with American Ballet Theatre, he partnered executive producer Nora Kaye
in Robbins' ballet "Facsimile." See more
When Baryshnikov finishes his continuum pirouettes at the Coda of Don Quixote his hair is all messy. At the Camera cut the immediate new shot he is perfectly brushed and gelled up. See more
Am I like you?
I don't know...
Emma Jacklin (Ann Bancroft). Freddie Romoff (Scott Douglas)
Choreography: Michael Cooke (Dennis Nahat)
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(as Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky) See more