Ballet

Contributor(s): Publisher number: 3257206 | KanopyPublisher: Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah), 1995Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (171 minutes): digital, .flv file, soundContent type:
  • two-dimensional moving image
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Online resources: Summary: BALLET is a profile of the American Ballet Theatre, an important classical ballet company. The film presents the company in rehearsal in their New York studio and on tour in Athens and Copenhagen. Choreographers, ballet masters and mistresses are shown at work with principal dancers, soloists and the corps de ballet. Other sequences involve the administration and fundraising aspects of the company.. "BALLET is an eloquent statement about the crucial role of art in bringing extra dimensions to our lives ... As much as any seminarian, dancers have a special calling, an intense dedication. In classes and rehearsals, we see youngsters with ideal bodies looking for direction from those who have gone before. Outside the studios, they are just ordinary young people going to the beach... Then the lights go down, the curtain goes up and they are transformed into the vessels of incredible beauty." - John J. O'Connor, The New York Times. "BALLET, in its characteristic unadorned, unsentimentalized manner, remains unique, and its portrait of ballet dancers at work has no parallel." - Alan M. Kriegsman, The Washington Post
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Originally produced by Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah) in 1995.

BALLET is a profile of the American Ballet Theatre, an important classical ballet company. The film presents the company in rehearsal in their New York studio and on tour in Athens and Copenhagen. Choreographers, ballet masters and mistresses are shown at work with principal dancers, soloists and the corps de ballet. Other sequences involve the administration and fundraising aspects of the company.. "BALLET is an eloquent statement about the crucial role of art in bringing extra dimensions to our lives ... As much as any seminarian, dancers have a special calling, an intense dedication. In classes and rehearsals, we see youngsters with ideal bodies looking for direction from those who have gone before. Outside the studios, they are just ordinary young people going to the beach... Then the lights go down, the curtain goes up and they are transformed into the vessels of incredible beauty." - John J. O'Connor, The New York Times. "BALLET, in its characteristic unadorned, unsentimentalized manner, remains unique, and its portrait of ballet dancers at work has no parallel." - Alan M. Kriegsman, The Washington Post

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