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.
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A moving story. A romantic story. A story of envy, hatred, friendship, triumph and love.
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Did You Know?
The movie was inspired by the real life story of friends of director Herbert Ross
and his ex-ballerina wife Nora Kaye
. Ross has said: [They were] "A dancer named Kelly Brown
, who was so marvelous in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
(1954), and a ballerina named Isobel Miro, who is a distant relative of Nora's. They met, married, gave up ballet, and opened a dance school in Phoenix. They had four children...The marriage eventually dissolved (though it doesn't in the film), and Isobel and the kids moved to New York, where they could study ballet. Over the years, she'd send us pictures of the kids, and Nora and I would talk about the family." 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
Music by Carl Czerny
Arranged by John Lanchbery See more