Tag Archive | ballet

Movie Recommendation: Only When I Dance

Only When I Dance, a documentary in the Portuguese language with English subtitles, tells the story of two aspiring teenagers from violent and poverty stricken neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro who pursue their dreams of becoming professional ballet dancers.

Movie Recommendation: First Position

first position documentary

First Position is a 2011 American documentary film.  It follows six young dancers preparing for the Youth America Grand Prix in New York City, an annual competition for dancers ages 9–19 to earn a place at an elite ballet company or school.  It features young dancers Michaela DePrince, Aran Bell, Miko Fogarty, Jules Fogarty, Joan Sebastian Zamora, Gaya Bommer Yemini and Rebecca Houseknecht as they intensively train and prepare for what could be the turning point of their lives.