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First Position

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
First Position

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Profiles six contestants in the Youth America Grand Prix, a prestigious competition for aspiring young ballet dancers.
Title: First position
Publisher: New York :, MPI Media Group,, c2012
Edition: Widescreen presentation
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approx. 94 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: a Bess Kargman production ; First Position Films, LLC ; [directed by Bess Kargman]
Notes: Documentary
Program content: c2011
Special features: Commentary with filmmaker Bess Kargman -- Full length performances -- Training & rehearsal footage -- Trailer -- Teaser
Special features and language options may vary by copy
Summary: Profiles six contestants in the Youth America Grand Prix, a prestigious competition for aspiring young ballet dancers.
Awards & Distinctions: 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
ISBN: 078861603X
Branch Call Number: DVD 792.8028092 FIRST
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Report This Sep 10, 2013
  • bandblair rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

It was good, but I felt like I had seen it all before. Most dance documentaries are similar.

Report This Aug 25, 2013
  • love_my_library_card rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Excellent behind-the-scenes documentary about the world of children's ballet, showing the daily hard work of aspiring dancers and the intense performance competition for scholarships and job offers.

Report This Jun 18, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

An interesting filn concerning the dedication and hard work required from children who aspire to become world-class ballerinas.

Report This May 06, 2013
  • ThelmaPickles rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

If you enjoyed First Position I recommend Every Little Step which follows dancers as they audition for the Broadway revival of a Chorus Line.

Report This Mar 10, 2013
  • becker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A good look at the blood sweat and tears that goes into being a professional dancer.Serious athletes of any sport will appreciate and enjoy this documentary.

Report This Mar 08, 2013
  • Sunflower19 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Love this documentary~ Bought me to tears...really shows you exactly what a young passionate child is willing to do to follow and achieve their dreams!

Report This Feb 26, 2013
  • Melinda Spears rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I'm not a huge fan of ballet but I truly enjoyed this DVD. I was totally charmed by each of the dancers featured, and awe struck at their amazing talent, dedication and perseverance. I was on my seat rooting for each performer during the section where they were being filmed at the Youth America Grand Prix. This documentary was so engrossing, I watched all the "special features" too!

Well, I don't love ballet, but I loved this documentary. I do appreciate the hard work and perseverance of these young athletes and their families. I think the tempo and editing in the film was great. Both my granddaughters loved watching it with me. There's some suspense because one injury (seen as minor in other sports) can derail a career.

Report This Feb 15, 2013
  • wmfine rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It is well done. I would like to see more of this type of film. There is an Asian film similar which is more of a movie, movie.

Very engrossing look at the sacrifices and rewards that come with being a young ballet dancer (or the parents of those dancers).

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  • becker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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