First Position (2011)
© Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.
- 6:00 pm – 7:35 pm
- Directed by Bess Kargman
Every year, thousands of aspiring dancers enter one of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions, the Youth America Grand Prix, where lifelong dreams are at stake. First Position follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet, struggling through bloodied feet, near exhaustion and debilitating injuries, all while navigating the drama of adolescence.
- Free with admission
Tours & Talks:
Join us for an evening exploring the work of Degas. Interact with the Museum’s staff to learn about Degas’s technique as a sculptor, painter and printmaker through the works on view in Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor as well as in the Museum’s 19th-century galleries. Sketch dancers like Degas did, or work alongside fellow artists to create your own sculptures. End the evening listening to pop-up musical performances in the galleries. MORE INFO
An encounter between two of the most remarkable female artists of the 20th century, One Day Pina Asked… is a look by director Chantal Akerman at the work of choreographer Pina Bausch and her Wuppertal, Germany–based dance company. Capturing the company’s striking dances and elaborate stagings over a five-week European tour, Akerman takes us inside their process. The dancers describe the development of various dances, and the way in which Bausch calls upon them to supply autobiographical details around which the performances were frequently built. MORE INFO