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#1 Guest_Hawaiiandancer_*

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Posted 06 February 2000 - 09:05 PM

Hi!
I was wondering if anyone had any fav Ballet movies...I can't find any that are about or based on ballet and I'm bummed so any help would be awesome =)

dance on!
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#2 Victoria Leigh

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Posted 06 February 2000 - 09:08 PM

My favorites are The Red Shoes and The Turning Pointe! They should be available at Blockbuster.

#3 ScottieGDE13

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Posted 06 February 2000 - 09:33 PM

What section are those under at Blockbuster?
Like Drama, Comedy, Special Interest?
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#4 Victoria Leigh

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Posted 07 February 2000 - 12:34 AM

I don't know for sure, Scottie, but I would think it would be Drama.

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Posted 07 February 2000 - 02:48 PM

Hawaiiandancer,
Children of Theatre Street is another EXCELLENT movie. It is about the students in Russia at the Kirov. It is wonderful. My favorite movie ABOUT ballet. I hope I could help.
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Posted 07 February 2000 - 06:16 PM

cool thz guys! Victoria: I have seen The turning pointe and I love it too! thx again you all!


Dance forever
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Posted 12 February 2000 - 05:13 PM

One of my daughter's favorites was "DANCERS", the story is basically about an American ballet company filming Giselle in Italy, and the story line runs along the same lines as Giselle, -- it may be sappy, but it's fun, and teen-age girls seem to really enjoy it. Its hard to find now, but you could try AMAZON or someother search to find the video. The stars are Baryshnikov and a very young Julie Kent, many ABT dancers from that era are in it.

#8 Brooke

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Posted 14 February 2000 - 08:21 PM

also...look for a new movie coming out in the theaters this summer - it was filmed last year in New York and stars some current dancers from ABT and NYCB........should be interesting.......

#9 Allegro

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Posted 17 February 2000 - 03:36 PM

I have a couple of favorite dance movies......I like this one movie calle "Ballet Shoes," which is a book based on a book by Noel Streatfield. (Check out her books...they are fun.) It is about three English orphans who go to RAD and become famous. The other dance movie I like is "Riverdance, live from New York" That is really good.

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Posted 18 February 2000 - 07:20 PM

I love ballet movies!
Amazon.com has this endless selection you can order. There are literally hundreds made by Kultur.
I have one of Don Q. with Baryshnikov and Cynthia Harvey that is just breathtaking. My favorite is "Backstage at the Kirov." (Sorry, Miss leigh Posted Image) It is filmed in Russia and the technique is amazing. It makes me sooooo jealous!

Unfortunately, I've searched my entire local Blockbuster for dance movies, and there isn't one about or containing ballet! Bummer!
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Posted 18 February 2000 - 09:31 PM

I just have to ask...Casey and Victoria, just what is wrong with the Kirov?

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#12 Victoria Leigh

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Posted 18 February 2000 - 11:33 PM

Casey, what is wrong with the Kirov Ballet???? Certainly I do not have anything other than utmost respect for the wonderful Kirov Ballet, and I have a number of their videos too! I'm sorry that you got the impression that I don't like them, but it's most definitely a wrong impression! (I just wish I could see the company much more often, and not just the videos Posted Image ).

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Posted 23 February 2000 - 08:03 AM

you could also try looking for nutcracker movies(and other movies too!) that are really old. i have one of the nutcracker from 1977, and it has baryshnikov as the prince, and gelsey kirkland as clara. the dancing is REALLY good Posted Image!


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Posted 26 February 2000 - 05:23 PM

My most sincere apologies to everyone!

That was all a big misunderstanding, and I do know that Ms. Leigh has no objection at all to the Kirov. In fact, I and many of the people I know consider the dancing there pretty much the best you can get!

I feel so guilty Posted Image

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Posted 01 March 2000 - 06:06 PM

I must agree with Ms. Leigh on her suggestion on movies...the Red Shoes is and AWESOME choice! I remember the first time I watched it (I was about 12) and I got out a red marker and colored my brand new pointe shoes! (Don't worry Miss Leigh, I hadn't been on pointe long, our studio has the same feelings as you on the dangers of too-early pointe) Anyway, if you want to see a truly fantastic movie, rent "The Red Shoes" !
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