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BALLET 422 – In Theatres this February

The documentary BALLET 422 is set for theatrical release on February 6th, 2015 from Magnolia Pictures. Directed by Jody Lee Lipes and produced by Ellen Bar and Anna Rose Holmer, BALLET 422 takes the viewer backstage at New York City Ballet as dancer … Continue reading

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The Red Shoes, La Danse, and Maria Tallchief on Film

NYC’s Film Forum is currently showing two dance films – one new and one old.  Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1948 film “The Red Shoes”, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of shoes that dance the wearer to death, has … Continue reading

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Winners of Dance Films’ What Moves You Challenge

Dance Films Association recently held a competition called “What Moves You? 48 Hour Challenge”.  The premise was simple: Create a dance film inspired by the news in forty-eight hours.  By setting a time limit, the emphasis was on creativity rather … Continue reading

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Robert Altman’s “The Company”

Five years after the release of Robert Altman’s “The Company”, a film based on life in the Joffrey Ballet, I finally got around to seeing it. The movie is heavy on the dance scenes – mostly excerpts from ballets in … Continue reading

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