Force Of Nature: Natalia

82 mins • NR


Lark Theater Fri, Dec 6, 2019 5:00 PM
Lark Theater Sat, Dec 7, 2019 10:00 AM
Lark Theater Tue, Dec 10, 2019 4:30 PM
Lark Theater Wed, Dec 11, 2019 2:15 PM
Lark Theater Fri, Dec 13, 2019 4:00 PM
Lark Theater Sun, Dec 15, 2019 10:00 AM
Lark Theater Thu, Dec 19, 2019 1:50 PM
Lark Theater Wed, Dec 25, 2019 5:00 PM
Lark Theater Sat, Dec 28, 2019 4:00 PM
Lark Theater Thu, Jan 2, 2020 10:00 AM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2019
Genre:Documentary | Dance
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Gerald Fox
Cast:Natalia Osipova



directed by Alice Pennefather

Inspired by the life and work of Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin. Set in Paris 1892, Camille (Natalia Osipova - Royal Ballet) struggles to work as memories of their past haunt her. She slips into a reverie, imagining herself as one of her sculptures dancing passionately with her lover (Matthew Ball – Royal Ballet). Choreography by Valentino Zucchetti (Royal Ballet) sensitively echoes shapes and motifs used by the artists to explore their doomed relationship.


Force of Nature: Natalia follows a season in the life of dance superstar Natalia Osipova. With unique access to Natalia's personal archive, we see her preparations for a fifth season as a principal of the Royal Ballet and her tireless commitment to championing contemporary dance with some of the world's greatest choreographers. We watch the rehearsal process of a new ballet Mother by Arthur Pita, a new commission with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and watch Natalia in rehearsal for the Royal Ballet's legendary production of La Bayadere.? Natalia opens up about her life and history, her childhood in Russia, her time with American Ballet Theatre and her journey to the Opera House. Up close and personal with the leading ballerina of our generation, we see the great range of her talent in both contemporary and classical roles as she pushes herself beyond the comfort of her early and astounding successes as Giselle and Odette/ Odile in Swan Lake.

"It is a fascinating introduction to this interpretative artist."