Thursday, March 21, 2013

First Position

Director: Bess Kargman

The film follows six young dancers over a year as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet, struggling through bloodied feet, near exhaustion and debilitating injuries while navigating the drama of adolescence. The fly-on-the-wall documentary goes behind the scenes at the Youth America Grand Prix and we meet individual dancers all committed to compete for scholarships and job offers with major ballet companies. Each comes from a different background but they all share talent, work ethic and family support. The documentary follows the dancers to the final in New York. Riveting.

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