New Perspectives / UK premiere

First Position

  • Bess Kargman /
  • USA /
  • 2011 /
  • 90 mins

Jules Jarvis Fogarty, Aran Bell, Gaya Bommer, Miko Fogarty, Michaela Deprince, Joan Sebastian Zamora, Rebecca Houseknecht / Documentary / English, French, Hebrew, Spanish

Every year 5,000 dancers aged 9-19 compete in the Youth America Grand Prix, an international ballet competition, in the hope of winning scholarships and contracts with dance companies. We follow six inspiring young people as they strive to make their dreams of becoming professional dancers come true. The screening on 30 June will be followed by a Q&A on dance as a career, with Kerry Livingstone, Head of the Associates Programme at Scottish Ballet and Lecturer in Modern Ballet at the Royal Conservatoire.

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