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Paul Michael Bloodgood
'Nothing shall come between me and dancing'. Those are the words of 9-year-old Elsa Marianne after a night at the theatre. This is where the magic starts - and so does her fascinating story of a long, passionate and uncompromising life with ballet. Ballerina is a poetic dance documentary inspired by the life and career of world famous Swedish prima ballerina Elsa Marianne von Rosen - a life of magic, hardship, love and not least an unyielding urge to follow your dreams and your heart. No matter the price. Through new choreographed dance scenes with three professional contemporary dancers, a unique archival material with von Rosen (both still and video), a narrative inspired by her own autobiography 'Inte bara en dans på Rosor' and brand new recordings with the now 90 year-old dance legend, the film gives us a poetic peek into von Rosen's deeply passionate relationship to dancing - a passion that gave her life itself, but also almost took it away from her.Written by
This is such an important, moving, beautiful, movie about art, beauty, dance and passion made in 2012. What a great job. A 50 minute masterpiece. A painter can always get a new brush to work with. A dancer has only a well tuned and discipline body to work with. For this artist,, dancer, sensitive woman, it was all taken in a second. This movie tells her life story in a beautiful black and white showing off the beauty of her dance moves and her life from a young determined nine year old to the mature and driven artist she became. This is really a 50 minute masterpiece both for lovers of dance, and lovers of human nature.
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