Ballerina: An Intimate Portrait of Five Ballerinas from the Kiroa

Ballerina: An Intimate Portrait of Five
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 17 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: First Run Features
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • NTSC
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) - English, Russian, French
    • Subtitles - English
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Biographies:
      1. Filmmaker Biography
    • Photo Galleries:
      1. Photo Gallery
      2. Dance Film Gallery

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , &
Directed by
Narrated by
Dancer: , , , &
Produced by &

Entertainment Reviews:

Box Office - 02/01/2009
"With an appropriately workmanlike method, Normand moves through the Ballet Academy's audition process, following the students' transformations into prima ballerinas."
Washington Post - 03/06/2009
"[A]t the highest level of the profession, the unvarnished reality of a dancer's life contains plenty of genuine theater, as proved in Bertrand Normand's jewel of a documentary, BALLERINA."
Los Angeles Times - 04/17/2009
"[A] beautiful snapshot of ballet life, Russian style, and a tribute to five particular ballerinas..."

Product Description:

Five rising stars in Russian ballet are put in the spotlight in this documentary. From their posts at the famed Mariinski Theatre (formerly the Kirov), the young women reflect on their art and the long, difficult path they have trod in pursuing it. Meanwhile, footage of performances--Alina Somova, Svetlana Zakharova, Diana Vishneva, Ulyana Lopatkina, and Evgenia Obraztsova--shows their astonishing talents in action.

Product Description:

In the grand tradition of the Ballets Russes comes this portrait of five Russian ballerinas from the Mariinsky Theatre (also known as the Kirov).
Behind any great ballerina lies the discipline and rigor that comes from decades of training and practice. Superstars like Nijinsky, Baryshnikov and Pavlova established the reputation of Russian dancers as the best in the world. The five dancers profiled in this revealing film are tough, insightful and exceptionally talented; onstage they reveal no hint of the sweat, pain and hard work of the rehearsal studio. From Swan Lake to Romeo and Juliet, from the backstage studio to performing on stages around the world, BALLERINA captures the sublime beauty of ballet, in all its resplendent glory.

Plot Keywords:

Dancers | Documentary | Theatrical Release

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  • Sales Rank: 64,871
  • UPC: 720229913843
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19/lbs (approx)
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