Ballet

170 mins.
Directed by Frederick Wiseman
1995

Playing through November 3.
 

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Director Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (FREE SOLO, MERU) discusses BALLET with Frederick Wiseman in a taped interview shown after the film, exclusively available in Virtual Cinema.

BALLET is a profile of the American Ballet Theatre, an important classical ballet company. The film presents the company in rehearsal in their New York studio and on tour in Athens and Copenhagen. Choreographers, ballet masters and mistresses are shown at work with principal dancers, soloists and the corps de ballet. Other sequences involve the administration and fundraising aspects of the company.


"BALLET, in its characteristic unadorned, unsentimentalized manner, remains unique, and its portrait of ballet dancers at work has no parallel." – Alan M. Kriegsman, The Washington Post