A feature documentary on African American ballerina Misty Copeland that examines her prodigious rise, her potentially career ending injury alongside themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world.
Featuring New York City Ballet's Prima Ballerina Tiler Peck - the first ever woman to be asked to curate The Music Center's famed BalletNOW program - and a diverse cast of world-class ... See full summary »
This documentary gives insight to the lives of five ballerinas, all at different points in their careers. Looking at the operations of the Vagonova Academy and the Mariinsky Theatre, the life of a ballerina is disclosed.
Nine girls take part in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Dancers, the few that make it to the next year, they have the chance to become professional ballet dancers, but the others, they may never get the chance.
An insightful documentary of the retirement of a a great ballerina
Wendy Whealan has been a professional ballerina longer than most. She stayed for 3 decades with New York City ballet. But at this time the pressure put on her body starts showing as she gets a serious hip injury.
In this documentary we watch her make the decision about retirement, see her last time on stage with New York City Ballet and also plan the future to come after it.
It is very well done that shows us a lot of insight into her career as well as it does show us all the emotions such as insecurities and finding herself. And we see that this is not the end. The era with NYC Ballet may be over but there is still a bright future ahead.
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