IN BALANCHINE’S CLASSROOM
First show: September 17
The San Francisco Ballet and
The San Francisco Dance Film Festival
Monday, 9/20 Q&A with Consulting Producers Dayna Goldfine & Dan Geller (HALLELUJAH: LEONARD COHEN, A JOURNEY, A SONG, BALLETS RUSSES, FROSH) in conversation with SF Ballet Principal Dancer Luke Ingham!
IN BALANCHINE’S CLASSROOM takes us back to the glory years of Balanchine’s New York City Ballet through the remembrances of his former dancers and their quest to fulfill the vision of a genius. Opening the door to his studio, Balanchine’s private laboratory, they reveal new facets of the groundbreaking choreographer: taskmaster, mad scientist, and spiritual teacher. Today, as his former dancers teach a new generation, questions arise: what was the secret of his teaching? Can it be replicated?
Filled with never before seen archival footage of Balanchine at work during rehearsals, classes, and in preparation for his most seminal works, along with interviews with many of his adored and adoring dancers and those who try to carry on his legacy today, this is Balanchine as you have never seen him, and a film for anyone who loves ballet and the creative process.
Directed & produced by Connie Hochman. Color and B&W. USA. 2021. 88 mins.
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