Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer

Documentary | 80 min
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Tropic (Carper Theater) Thu, Nov 16, 2017 6:00 PM
Key West Theater Sun, Nov 19, 2017 11:30 AM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary
Release Year:2017
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:David Barba
James Pellerito
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Brazilian ballet star Marcelo Gomes is the magnetic subject of this intimate portrait, shot during seven years by filmmakers David Barba and James Pellerito as they chase the dancer across the globe, taking on the greatest roles in classical ballet as he approaches the landmark of 20 years with the American Ballet Theatre. The camera witnesses the grace and beauty of his precision-tuned body, of course, but another part of the film’s charm is its focus on a distinctive aspect of Gomes’s work, his passion for partnering, setting ego aside to make his female collaborators look magical on the stage.