"Short Life": The lives and choices of several members of Seattle's Pacific Northwest Ballet are examined in Scott Levy's documentary, which also includes rehearsal and performance footage from ballets by George Balanchine, William Forsythe and Twyla Tharp. Screenings: May 21 at 7 p.m., May 24 at 4:30 p.m., both at SIFF Cinema Uptown.
Short Life -- New Documentary on Several PNB Dancers
Posted 14 May 2012 - 12:13 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:41 AM
Whoever gets to go, please write about it, o.k.?
Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:03 PM
Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:38 AM
For me, there was a special treat. After the showing, there was a Q&A with the director and his crew. It occurred to me to ask a question regarding how remarkable I thought it was that PNB opened itself up for what could be at times a painful or at least embarrassing exposure (as an aside for this posting....HURRAY for the courage of PNB management, I say). I mentioned in my question that I had recently read Stephen Manes book covering that same 2006 season. As soon as I mentioned Manes's name, this very pleasant gentleman sitting 1 seat away from me said "That would be me!". I had randomly sat down immediately next to Stephen and his wife for the showing. I love coincidences like that! The 3 of us had quite an interesting talk in the lobby afterward. I loved Manes's book, and it was a real thrill for me to meet him.
Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:32 AM
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