Plot & Details
For the young dancers at the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the world's most prestigious ballet competitions, lifelong dreams are at stake. With hundreds competing for a handful of elite scholarships and contracts, practice and discipline are paramount, and nothing short of perfection is expected. Bess Kargman's award-winning documentary, 'First Position,' follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet, struggling through bloodied feet, near exhaustion and debilitating injuries all while navigating the drama of adolescence. A showcase of awe-inspiring talent, tenacity and passion, 'First Position' paints a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow.
- MPAA Rating: Not Rated
- Genre(s): Documentary,Special Interest
- Run Time: 90min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 05/04/2012
- DVD Release Date: 10/30/2012
- Distributor(s): Sundance Selects
- Director(s): Bess Kargman
- Starring: Miko Fogarty , Jules Fogarty , Joan Sebastian Zamora , Aran Bell , Michaela DePrince
- Themes: Contests, Pageants and Competitions,Dancer's Life,Teachers and Students,In Training
- Tone: Bittersweet,Intimate
- Keywords: finals, ambition, ballet-dance, contest, dance [art], dreams-of-success, final-exams, finalist, instructor, student
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (05-04-2012)
- Language: English,French,Hebrew,Spanish