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Dance on Camera Festival 27-31 January NYC

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The Dance on Camera Festival runs from 27-31 January in NYC. Full listing and more details for each film are here:\


Ballet-related films are -- take note of the Q&A attendees:

Balanchine in Paris

Dominique Delouche, 2011

| Sat Jan 28: 4:00 pm | Mon Jan 30: 1:00 pm

Q&A with Gabrielle Lamb, Violette Verdy, and Dominique Delouche on Saturday, January 28 screening!

Drawing on highlights from his previous films on Alicia Markova, Nina Vyroubova and Violette Verdy, France’s leading chronicler of the process of ballet coaching adds new footage of former Paris Opera étoile and Balanchine muse Ghislaine Thesmar.

PRECEDED BY: En Dedans (Gabrielle Lamb, 2011) & Figment (Gabrielle Lamb, 2010)

First Position

Bess Kargman, 2011

| Tue Jan 31: 6:15 pm

Director Bess Kargman and subjects Rebecca Houseknecht, Aran Bell, pupil of former Paris Opera principal Denys Ganio, and Michaela DePrince (currently a student at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of ABT) will attend the screening. Q&A will with director Bess Kargman to follow the screening.

This touching documentary follows six ballet students, aged 9-19, as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, a top competition at which the world's leading dance companies and schools prospect for new talent.

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance

Bob Hercules, 2011

| Fri Jan 27: 8:30 pm Standby Only | | Sat Jan 28: 1:30 pm

Opening Night! World Premiere!

This insightful documentary, executive produced by Jay Alix and Harold Ramis and produced by Una Jackman and Erica Mann Ramis, examines the life and times of America’s premiere ballet company—The Joffrey Ballet—who daringly combined traditional ballet and modern dance at a time when it was not routinely accepted.

Makarova: In a Class of Her Own

Derek Bailey, 1985

| Fri Jan 27: 1:30 pm

Q&A with Natalia Makarova to follow the screening.

Natalia Makarova, the legendary prima ballerina whose performances set the standard for artistry in roles such as Swan Lake’s Odette/Odile and Giselle, to name a few, demonstrates a touching humility and dedication to her craft in this intimate video portrait. The director shows her at the barre under the tutelage of the great pedagogue Irina Yakobsen, in candid conversation with choreographer Roland Petit; and in the creation of Petit’s ballet “The Blue Angel.”

SHOWN WITH: Carmen Pas de Deux and Proust Pas de Deux

Wayne McGregor – Going Somewhere

Catherine Maximoff, 2011

| Mon Jan 30: 8:30 pm

Introduction by Falling director Adriano Cirulli and Q&A to follow.

British choreographer Wayne McGregor is a movement explorer who has been enormously influential abroad and gaining a following in the U.S. through his touring company Random Dance. Now, the resident choreographer of the Royal Ballet, he has created a style noted for its elasticity and extreme physicality.

PRECEDED BY: Falling (Adriano Cirulli, 2011)

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As mentioned in another thread in the Joffrey forum:

http://balletalert.i...-joffrey-docum/ ...

...the Jan 28th, 1:30 pm, screening of the Joffrey: Mavericks of Dance film will be beamed to several movie theaters around the USA 'live' as a Live-in-Cinemas/Emerging Pictures event. smile.png Check the Emerging Pictures website for list of theaters showing this. In some locales, it's being repeated a few days later.

It's a shame that Emerging Pictures won't be showing the other offerings in the Dance on Film Festival. However, Makarova: In a Class of Her Own and Balanchine in Paris were previously available, commercially.

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You can see Aran on this video, beginning at about 9:50. I'm pretty sure Aran danced another piece that evening. To find it, you'll have to either slide the time indicator along until you find it, or watch the whole, 90-minute video.

Editing to add: Aran dances the variation from Paquita starting at 33:58.

The video I've linked is from the Guggenheim's Works & Process evening about how judges judge the YAGP contestants. From First Position's trailer, the film seems to show the competition from the viewpoint of the dancers. The linked video gives a taste of what it's like from the judges' viewpoint.

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