In Balanchine’s Classroom

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Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$9.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Program:New Releases
Virtual Cinema
Tags:Documentary
Dance
Biography
Arts
History
Women Directors
Release Year:2021
Runtime:88 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Print Source:Zeitgeist Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT2Vf833J00
Cast/Crew
Director:Connie Hochman
Executive Producer:Mark Hochman
Producer:Connie Hochman
Cinematographer:Don Lenzer
Tom Hurwitz
Martin Morales
Editor:Anne Fratto
Patrick Gambuti Jr.
Composer:Chris Hajian

Description

NOW PLAYING IN MSP FILM'S VIRTUAL CINEMA

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About the Film

In Balanchine’s Classroom takes us back to the glory years of George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet through the remembrances of his former dancers and their quest to fulfill the vision of a genius. Opening the door to his studio, Balanchine’s private laboratory, they reveal new facets of the groundbreaking choreographer: taskmaster, mad scientist, and spiritual teacher. Today, as his former dancers teach a new generation, questions arise: what was the secret of his teaching? Can it be replicated?

Filled with never before seen archival footage of Balanchine at work during rehearsals, classes, and in preparation for his most seminal works, along with interviews with many of his adored and adoring dancers and those who try to carry on his legacy today, this is Balanchine as you have never seen him, and a film for anyone who loves ballet and the creative process.  


Press

"Just fascinating….beautifully done. A feast for the eyes and ears. I couldn’t recommend it more highly. And if you’re not interested in dance, all the more reason to watch IN BALANCHINE’S CLASSROOM." —David Sterritt, Films In Focus

"An insightful film with brilliant historic dance footage and interviews that make you wish you had been there." —Alice Alyse, La Dance Chronicle


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