First position

Format: DVD 2012
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Six dance students follow the same dream against long odds in this documentary from filmmaker Bess Kargman. The Youth America Grand Prix is a competition for young ballet students between the ages of 9 and 19; it's one of the world's leading proving grounds for new talent, and most major dance companies and schools pay close attention to who fares well in the annual contest. Each year, thousands of dancers enter, but only 300 make it into the finals, held in New York City. First Position follows six youngsters who've entered the Grand Prix, and their lives and backgrounds offer a glimpse into the wide range of competitors. Sixteen-year-old Joan Sebastian Zamora is from Colombia, and his parents have sent him to America to train with a top instructor; he has to deal with his family's high expectations as well as those of the judges. Miko Fogarty is a 12-year-old from Palo Alto, CA, who dreams of becoming a professional; her parents believe in her, but also want her younger brother to follow in her footsteps, whether he's willing to or not. Fourteen-year-old Michaela DePrince was born in Sierra Leone, and is still haunted by memories of the bloody civil war there; she's since been adopted by a couple in Philadelphia, and dreams of becoming a star in a field where African-Americans are still not well-represented. Rebecca Houseknecht is a 17-year-old from Maryland who looks like a star, and she hopes to skip college and go directly into professional dance. Aran Bell, 11, is the son of a military doctor; he's determined to learn, and while his family is in Italy, he travels hours each day for lessons with a former star of the Ballet Marseilles. And Gaya Bommer Yemini, a close friend of Aran, is the daughter of Nadine Bommer, a well-respected Israeli choreographer, who hopes to follow her mother into the world of ballet. First Position received its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Special features: Commentary with filmmaker Bess Kargman
Full length performances
Training & rehearsal footage

Additional Information
Subjects Bell, Aran.
Zamora, Joan Sebastian.
Fogarty, Miko.
Fogarty, Jules Jarvis.
DePrince, Michaela.
Yemini, Gaya Bommer.
Youth America Grand Prix.
Ballet dancing -- Competitions -- United States.
Ballet dancers -- Biography.
Ballet -- Study and teaching -- Case studies.
Dance for children -- Case studies.
Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Dance films.
Nonfiction films.
Publisher New York :MPI Media Group,2012
Edition Widescreen.
Contributors Kargman, Bess.
Bell, Aran.
Zamora, Joan Sebastian.
Fogarty, Miko.
Fogarty, Jules Jarvis.
DePrince, Michaela.
Yemini, Gaya Bommer.
Hajian, Chris.
First Position Films.
MPI Media Group.
Participants/Performers Participants, Aran Bell, Joan Sebastian Zamora, Miko Fogarty, Jules Jarvis Fogarty, Michaela Deprince, Gaya Bommer Yemini.
Other Contributors Original music, Chris Hajian.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Language English
In English with optional Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes Documentary.
Program content: c2011.
System Details DVD; NTSC; anamorphic widescreen presentation, 1.78:1 aspect ratio; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Awards Doc NYC, Audience Award; San Francisco Documentary Festival, Jury Prize; Portland International Film Festival, Audience Award; Dallas International Film Festival, Best Documentary; Toronto International Film Festival, official selection.
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 078861603X
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