An AMAZING documentary that shows what it really takes....

By ineeddancetolive
Written May 27, 2012
You do not have to like ballet to LOVE this film. It shows devotion, beauty, heart, character, tenacity--all the ups and downs that every aspiring dancer faces (no different than what the best sports documentaries show too). Ask anyone in the dance community, including those who don't dance competitively, and they will tell you its impossible to script something like this. The ballet world is so unpredictable, injuries can wipe out the best dancers in seconds, and judging artistry is largely subjective. This film is so clearly not just about winning, it's about the journey...and it doesn't hide the fact that ballet competitions are controversial--it shows both sides and allows the viewer to come to his/her own conclusions.
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By Peneflix
Written June 12, 2012
An outstanding film, pivotal in addressing the magnetism of the classical world of ballet, is "The Red Shoes" made in 1948 and starring Moira Shearer and Anton Walbrook; why pursue an art form that cripples, deforms, eliminates childhood, loves; rewards: fleeting, ephemeral? Bess Kargman's "First Position" answers the question as she delves into the the lives and psyches of seven children struggling to compete in the Youth America Grand Prix; five thousand world wide participants, pared down to three hundred; eventually only a handful will garnish trophies and scholarships... "First Position" touches upon, clarifies the illusive, messianic power that sabotages and monopolizes those individuals who live only to dance and dance only to live! FOUR STARS!!!! For Now.....Peneflix for full review please visit
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