London’s premiere ballet company, The Royal Ballet, appears again in select U.S. movie theaters for one-night-only events. See Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty in your local cinema in February and March.
Screening at the Toronto International Film Festival are First Position, a new dance doc follows six young ballet dancers aged 9 to 19 as they struggle to maintain form in the face of injury and personal sacrifice on their way to one of the most prestigious international ballet competitions in the world: Youth America Grand Prix; and Pina, the Wim Wenders performance documentary featuring the extraordinary choreography of Pina Bausch. Learn more and watch these exciting trailers at Dance Advantage.
In Greek mythology Terpsichore is the muse of lyrical poetry and dance but the word more literally means, “delighting in dancing”. You might also know that a Greek chorus is a group of performers who comment on the action within a play. Terpsichorus is a new dance discussion project – a collaborative effort between Dance Advantage and others to talk about performance film, documentaries, and books. Get details on our first selection up for discussion, Wayne McGregor’s Entity.
Paolo Santos came to photography by way of film making. He got his first digital SLR camera strictly to create time lapse sequences for his work in 2005. When the camera was not taking time lapse, he was snapping images here and there and finally, one day decided to get serious with it. This image was taken outdoors in Utah and it features his wife, Caroline Sicard.