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William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet (2009)

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On a cold night in Milwaukee high art meets pop culture as award winning choreographer Margo Sappington (OH! CALCUTTA!, BILLBOARDS) premieres her latest ballet, "Common People", set to the ... See full summary »

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On a cold night in Milwaukee high art meets pop culture as award winning choreographer Margo Sappington (OH! CALCUTTA!, BILLBOARDS) premieres her latest ballet, "Common People", set to the music of William Shatner and Ben Folds from their album, Has Been. GONZO BALLET explores the genesis of this unique artistic collaboration by fusing the music, poetry, and dance of "Common People" with interviews of the creators, dancers, and audience members. Written by Anonymous

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As an April Fool's Day prank Netflix created a new genre called "Surreal Ballets Based on a William Shatner Album" and listed the film 50 times in everyone's Recommended section. See more »

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Henry Rollins: Talk about ahead of the curve - it's like the world has finally caught up with William Shatner. Turns out he's been laughing the whole time.
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William Shatner involved in Ballet? What could that mean? When I first saw the title of this film, I immediately flashed to his Transformed Man album, which I actually knew little about, but considered a so-pathetic-it's-comedic specimen.

But something made me watch this film and I am very glad I did.

It took me a while to gain my bearings in the early part of this film. Was it a documentary or a performance piece? Exactly how did it relate to Shatner? But before long, all became clear. It starts with words by Shatner. He performs them to music created by (genius) Ben Folds and performed by Ben and some talented friends. Then Margo Sappington choreographs dances to these pieces.

The result is very entertaining, very thought provoking, and downright funny--in a good way. This is one of the best cinematic surprises in a long time. As the movie unfolded, I found each piece to be more entertaining than the last. By the end, I had numerous occasions to smile and quite a few laughs. Watching this film made me feel good.

And now I know more about how Transformed Man went so wrong. And I can respect Shatner as a performer. I need to get the album.


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