First Position

First Position
  • 2011
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • U
  • Directed by: Bess Kargman
  • Cast: Jules Jarvis Fogarty, Aran Bell, Gaya Bommer, Miko Fogarty, Michaela Deprince, Joan Sebastian Zamora, Rebecca Houseknecht
  • Language: English, French, Hebrew, Spanish
  • UK release: 12 April 2013

Compelling documentary following six young contestants as they get put through the paces for the prestigious ballet contest the Youth America Grand Prix. Debut director Kargman establishes herself as a skilled documentarian, drawing out humour and tension from the contestants’ experiences without manipulating their stories for melodramatic effect.

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First Position

29 Jan 20134 stars

Compelling documentary following 6 young ballet dancers competing for the Youth America Grand Prix

The Youth America Grand Prix is one of the most prestigious young people’s ballet contests in the world, and this compelling documentary follows six of the dedicated hopefuls taking part, each from very different backgrounds but all sharing the same…

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