BERTRAND NORMAND'S "BALLERINA" AT WALTER READE AGAIN

If you’re in New York and you missed it last winter, Bertrand Normand’s 2006 documentary, Ballerina, will show at the Walter Reade again on Monday, August 31 at 1:30 p.m. The doc follows five Kirov ballerinas — Alina Somova, Svetlana Zakharova, Ulyana Lopatkina, Evgenia Obraztsova, and our Diana Vishneva (above in photo from ABT website).

If you don’t live in New York (or are one of the lucky who have a job and can’t make the daytime showing), it’s apparently now out on DVD as well (the trailer is here).

Also at the Walter Reade this month, as part of a Natalie Wood retrospective, is Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins’ 1961 film West Side Story. It shows on August 19 at 6:15 p.m., August 21 at 8:50 p.m., and August 23 at 1:00 p.m. Eliot Feld will introduce the August 23rd showing. Go here for more info.

UPDATE: The August 31st screening of Ballerina has been cancelled; the new screening time for that film is Thursday, September 3rd at 9:00 p.m.

5 Comments

  1. Anne Coburn Whitmore

    I have this DVD and confess to watching it way too many times already.
    But to see this documentary on a big screen, in a darkened theatre … man, that would be bliss!

    Vishneva is a favorite (no-brainer there). And Obraztsova – she simply took my breath away. You cannot stop watching her. The rehearsal footage portion with her has been etched into my hard-drive by now, I'm sure – given the number of times I've played and re-played that track. She's amazing. And she seems to be such a sweet, genuine person, too. I hope she comes to NY.

  2. Anne Coburn Whitmore

    to note:
    “BALLERINA” : Thursday, September 3rd, 9:00pm, at the Walter Reade

    https://tickets.filmlinc.com/php/calendar.php?s

  3. SwanLakeSambaGirl

    Thank you Anne! I was just going by the printed pamphlet they hand out at the theater, without looking at the website so I didn't realize there was a September date too. (They only print out the pamphlets for each month). Thank you for letting me know. I'm glad you enjoyed the DVD — I can't wait to see it!.

  4. Anne Coburn Whitmore

    A bit different of a clip, I'd say, but cute:

    (Did you see Ralph I.'s youtube video that Oberon posted? http://oberon481.typepad.com/oberons_grove/2009… – so funny!
    … so here's my “video-reply,” of sorts: …)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aYVS-0IywI

    (yeah, sorry for the smack of winter-themed ballet ;).)

  5. Anne Coburn Whitmore

    A bit different of a clip, I'd say, but cute:

    (Did you see Ralph I.'s youtube video that Oberon posted? http://oberon481.typepad.com/oberons_grove/2009… – so funny!
    … so here's my “video-reply,” of sorts: …)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aYVS-0IywI

    (yeah, sorry for the smack of winter-themed ballet ;).)

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