Opening Night: 45TH DANCE ON CAMERA FESTIVAL
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association
Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer
David Barba, James Pellerito, USA, 2016, 83m
Marcelo Gomes has been that rare dancer: a versatile leading man and, arguably, the best partner of his generation. Just listen to how Julie Kent, Veronika Part, and others light up when they speak about him! The filmmakers take us on an intimate journey from his native Brazil to the stage of the Metropolitan and beyond to show just how much dedication and discipline are required to reach the top and how much physical stress is imposed on the body in the process, even a perfect one like his. In archival footage, rehearsal, and privileged backstage and dressing room interviews, Gomes emerges as a warm and charming personality, a serious artist, and a fun-loving regular guy. In 2017 he celebrates a milestone—his 20th anniversary with American Ballet Theater.
Our Five Senses | Movement No. 1
Ben Rich, USA, 2016, 5m
Choreographer/performer Selene Muñoz upends the perceived boundaries between the drama of flamenco and the stately grace of ballet by introducing a surprise element. With New York City Ballet principals Ask la Cour and Amar Ramasar, she creates a sensual dance performed against the austere backdrop of Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island.
Friday, February 3, 8:30pm
Q&A with Marcelo Gomes, and directors David Barba and James Pellerito
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