We have collected 14 films and 1 series, which will tell you about the life of dancers much better than us. The list includes Hollywood-style feature films, dramas, and documentaries about ballet - the most stylish ballet films that are worth watching.
A Ballerina’s Tale (2015)
In a troupe of 80 people, she considered herself a stranger, and the directors were thinking, not knowing how to work with such a girl. The only way out was to give her a solo part.
The Red Shoes (1948)
Billy Elliot (2000)
In a serious, in a funny way, "Billy Elliot" does not want to tell another boring story of following his dream. But it tells about growing up and normal for every teenager's desire to find the right place in life.
First Position (2011)
Good dynamics, interesting protagonists, to the extent of drama and facts. The film is not boring, as can be expected of the documentary.
Ballet 422 (2014)
The film shows the reverse side of the ballet dancer's life very truthfully. Moreover, the film reveals the crisis of transition from stage activities to teaching - that is, the moment when ballerina can no longer perform on stage.
The Turning Point (1977)
The Company (2003)
"The Company" was filmed with the participation of the Chicago Joffrey Ballet. When watching it there is a feeling of almost documentary curiosity, although The Company is a feature movie. This film is not so much about the people in the ballet as about the ballet. Therefore, it is obligatory for all fans of ballet art to watch it.
Center Stage (2000)
The White Crow (2019)
The main character of the film has devoted her life to ballet. She goes through grueling training, and through love difficulties, not without intrigue. The viewers see the story of the evolution of talent, tenacity, and real ballerina, who goes through many difficulties.
The film is about the biography of the performer. Polunin was accepted into the Royal Ballet Company of London at the age of 17. Two years later he became the youngest premier in the company's history. However, the film tells not a classic success story, but tells about the emptiness that a person meets on top - and how to start life again, but by its own rules.
Center Stage: On Point (2016)
The film is not without love stories and typical plot turns. This is another story of a dancer, whose path is accompanied by defeats and victories. But from that should not be considered bad - in this film will be a lot of dance, music and extravaganza, which is sure to please the youth audience.
Black Swan (2010)
"Black Swan" should please not only fans of classical dance, but also those who love drama stories about self-reflection, which sometimes leads to schizophrenic tendencies.
But it should be noted that in this tape could not maintain a balance between acting and ballet. There are very visible cuts, understudies, misconstructed classes, the inability of the protagonists to dance professionally. Yes, Natalie Portman is good, but she is definitely not a ballerina and the montage could not disguise it.
Series «Flesh and Bone»
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