A Ballerina's Tale (2015) 1080p YIFY Movie

A Ballerina's Tale (2015) 1080p

A feature documentary on African American ballerina Misty Copeland that examines her prodigious rise, her potentially career ending injury alongside themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world.

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  • Genre: Documentary |
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 1.60G
  • Resolution: / fps
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  • Run Time: 85
  • IMDB Rating: 6.4/10 
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The Synopsis for A Ballerina's Tale (2015) 1080p

A feature documentary on African American ballerina Misty Copeland that examines her prodigious rise, her potentially career ending injury alongside themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world.


The Director and Players for A Ballerina's Tale (2015) 1080p

[Director]Nelson George
[Role:]Leyla Fayyaz
[Role:]Susan Fales-Hill
[Role:]Deirdre Kelly
[Role:]Misty Copeland


The Reviews for A Ballerina's Tale (2015) 1080p


Intimate look at the amazing Misty CopelandReviewed bypaul-allaerVote: 7/10

"A Ballerina's Tale" (2015 release; 85 min.) is a documentary about the life and times of Misty Copeland, an African-American ballet dancer at the American Ballet Theater. As the movie opens, we see Copeland at a young age (13 or 14?) at a ballet practice. We are then informed how few ballet dancers make it into the elite dancing troupes, and of those that make it, how very, very few African-Americans or dancers with a 'muscular' body make it. After that we start following Misty Copeland , as she goes about her day-to-day routine. To tell you more would spoil your viewing experience, you'll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.

Couple of comments: this is not an earth-chattering documentary by any means, yet it serves a good purpose, namely to shine the light on the lack of diversity in the ballet world. Or, as one of the 'talking head experts' phrases it in the movie: why does ballet look like the Alabama Country Club in 1952?". Or as the New York Times put it in a major article: "Where Are the Black Swans?". Other topics that this documentary looks at include the issue of injuries, which Copeland also has to deal with, unfortunately for her. Ballet dancing at the elite performance companies such as the ABT has become so much more demanding in recent years (and it always was quite demanding before that too). Then there is the footage of Copeland performing. Even though she didn't start dancing until she was 13, you can tell from the footage of those first years how much talent and grace she had from the get-go. Watching Copeland dancing Sawn Lake is pure delight. Final note: from the end credits, it looks like the movie was funded through Kickstarter (it looks like hundreds and hundreds of people contributed).

"A Ballerina's Tale" opened this weekend at my local art-house theater here in Cincinnati. The Sunday early evening screening where I saw this at was attended okay but not great. Regardless, if you like ballet, or are simply curious to learn more about the amazing Misty Copeland, you cannot go wrong with this movie, and I would readily recommend you check this out, be it in the theater, on VOD or eventually on DVD/Blu-ray.

Could Have Been BetterReviewed bywestsideschlVote: 3/10

Not clear whether the mixed race parents she spoke about were her biological parents or her adoption parents. It would have been a more complete and accurate life story to know the relations between those parenting groups. Also missing was the vast turmoil that dominated her early life in regard to who was guiding her, and with the substratum of economic ramifications. Not discussed and certainly an important part of her story.

If it wasn't constantly conveyed that she has some African genetics (i.e. she's black), at first I thought that she was Mediterranean or perhaps near/middle East or even India subcontinent. So the biracial emphasis seemed almost displaced, and also that she was told by her mother to always check the "black" box unless it was for advantages in economic and other affirmative action assistances.

Again, strange that even though she was promoted as a trail blazer for women of color in ballet, it was only towards the end that there was acknowledgment of such women present in that art from half a century and more previously (especially in the more accepting Europe). Most egregious was the lack of mention of Maria Tallchief who went to even greater ballet acclaim world wide despite an even more discriminatory cultural, political and economic milieu for Native peoples than was faced by African-Americans (an easy history check if doubted). Making me question the accuracy of "A Ballerina's Tale" were two comments concerning Balanchine where he was intimated to be a primary source of American ballet's supposed obsession with overly white ballerinas, yet guess who he championed - Maria Tallchief.

Reviewed byMoira MacDonaldVote: 3/4/10

Stay for the end credits, which include a tribute to the (sadly few) black ballerinas who came before Copeland; you suspect, watching footage of the little girls who eagerly wait after performances, that many more will follow in her graceful footsteps.

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