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 has nearly passed. Both want what the other has and reflect 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.
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Did You Know?
The film's Gala Performance Programme features excerpts from seven ballets. These were Legende; Vortex; Black Swan Pas De Deux, Swan Lake, Act III; Aurora's Wedding Pas De Deux; Le Corsaire; Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux and Anna Karenina, the last being a mythical ballet invented specifically for this movie. 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
Oh, I had the hots for you back in those days. Only I never came up to you because you were always at the barre. And I didn't look so good in tights. And now the toe shoe is on the other foot.
Yeah. Now we BOTH don't look so good in tights.
Speak for yourself.
Featured in That's Dancing!
Music by Ludwig Minkus
Arranged by John Lanchbery
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