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  • Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

    Directed by Linda Saffire & Adam Schlesinger • Documentary • With Wendy Whelan • 2017 • 90 minutes

    RESTLESS CREATURE: WENDY WHELAN offers an intimate portrait of prima ballerina Wendy Whelan as she prepares to leave New York City Ballet after a record-setting three decades with the company. One ...

  • Russian Ballet: Don Quixote

    Documentary • With Vyacheslav Gordeyv, Nadezhda Pavlova, Vasiliy Vorokhobko, Cherkasskaya Vozianova • 1978 • 112 minutes

    With its sunny effervescence and dazzling leading roles, Don Quixote has come to exemplify Bolshoi Ballet virtuosity. Premiered in 1896, Marius Petipa's choreography reflected...

  • Russian Ballet: Giselle

    Documentary • With Nina Ananiashvili, Victor Barykin, Ruslan Pronin
    • 1991 • 113 minutes

    This moving and picturesque work of French romantic ballet caused a sensation in 1841. With music by Adolphe Adam and choreography by Jules Perrot (the solos) and Jean Coralli (the ensemble), Giselle featu...

  • Russian Ballet: Swan Lake

    Documentary • With Maya Plisetskaya, Alexander Bogatyrev

    • 1976 • 130 minutes

    Please note that this film starts with 3 minutes of black while the overture plays. Also, since this was recorded for television in the late 70s, some sections are quite dark.

    No ballet has such deathless appeal as...

  • Russian Ballet: Spartacus

    Documentary • With Tatiana Golikova, Vladimir Vasiliev, Mikhail Gabovich, Ekaterina Maximova, Valery Antonov
    • 1979 • 133 minutes

    Please note that due to the age of the recording, some of the sections of this video are quite dark.

    Spartacus, with its storming athleticism, bold story and passi...

  • Russian Ballet: The Nutcracker

    Directed by Yuri Grigorovich • Documentary • With Ekaterina Maximova, Vladimir Vasiliev
    • 1978 • 102 minutes

    The Nutcracker speaks to the child in everyone, with its happy dreams of snow, presents, adventures, toys and wishes fulfilled. Despite Tchaikovsky’s most addictive score, the original ...

  • Secundaria

    Directed by Mary Jane Doherty • Documentary • With Mayara Piñeiro, Gabriela Moreno, Moises Noriega • 2013 • 96 minutes

    Secundaria quietly follows one high school class on its journey through Cuba's world-famous National Ballet School. The teens love to dance, but for many of them dance is also t...

  • They Are We

    Directed by Emma Christopher, Ph.D. • Documentary • 2014 • 79 minutes

    THEY ARE WE is the story of a remarkable reunion, 170 or so years after a family was driven apart by the ravages of the transatlantic slave trade. In Central Cuba, proud members of the Ganga-Longoba, a small Afro-Cuban ethnic ...

  • Towards Mathilde

    Directed by Claire Denis • Documentary • With Mathilde Monnier • 2004 • 84 minutes

    Emphasizing raw physicality, craft, and in-the-moment fervor over exposition, Towards Mathilde, from filmmaker Claire Denis (Beau Travail, 35 Shots of Rum, Let the Sunshine In), is a documentary portrait par excel...

  • The Written Face

    Directed by Daniel Schmid • Documentary • With Tamasaburo Bando • 1999 • 89 minutes

    In Japanese theater women's roles are traditionally played by men. The man playing the woman's role, the Onnagata, does not imitate the woman, as in the West, but tries to capture her significance. He need not st...