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Film still from BALLET. A group of dancers at a rehearsal.

Thu 19.05.

  • Director

    Frederick Wiseman

  • USA / 1995
    170 min. / 16 mm / Original version

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

New York’s American Ballet Theatre is one of the most important ballet companies with a focus on classical ballet in the US. In his first film about ballet (La Danse - Le ballet de l'Opéra de Paris followed in 2009), we see typical Wiseman scenes, in which the economic and organizational aspects of the company are presented, but the main focus is on the dancers and their strenuous rehearsals, which take place under the critical eye of famous choreographers (including Agnes de Mille). In a second part, Wiseman accompanies the dancers on a European tour to Athens and Copenhagen and shows the troupe not only on stage, but also as enjoying leisure time on a Greek beach for example. (hb)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media