A conversation with the director of La Danse about the discipline of ballet--and documentary filmmaking.
Few Westerners have ever heard of Perm. A former czarist administrative
center, rustbelt Soviet city and gateway to the gulag, Perm was long
off-limits to foreigners.
Those of us who have followed the New York City Ballet and the repertory
of the world's greatest choreographer, George Balanchine, since the
mid-1950s are filled with spine-tingling memories of
In classical dance, the art of imbalance--the pirouette, the jeté
or the mere ethereal, alighted walk that alone makes audiences feel they
are getting their money's worth--is the purview