First Position (2011) 720p YIFY Movie

First Position (2011)

A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.

IMDB: 7.61 Likes

  • Genre: Documentary |
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 825.53M
  • Resolution: 720x400 / 23.976 (23976/1000) FPSfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 90
  • IMDB Rating: 7.6/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 0 / 2

The Synopsis for First Position (2011) 720p

First Position follows six talented young dancers (ages 9-19) from five continents as they prepare for a worldwide ballet competition that could transform their lives overnight.


The Director and Players for First Position (2011) 720p

[Director]Bess Kargman
[Role:]Joan Sebastian Zamora
[Role:]Rebecca Houseknecht
[Role:]Aran Bell


The Reviews for First Position (2011) 720p


Reviewed byfoleymichael60Vote: 8/10/10

This documentary takes a little time to pull you in but it succeedsnicely. A little patience is required but it is worth it !

I like most people expected to be bored senseless with this but insteadI now appreciate classical dance much more.

This is because director Bess Kargman pays attention to the sufferingshard work and devotion and lets not forget beauty of what these youngpeople go through and what they do.

She lets us see the toll ballet takes on these kids emotions and feet.Yes I said feet. Bruised bloody feet. And all the emotional strain aswell.

Watch for the African girl who dances with a bad ankle and it is justnormal for every one around her and nobody tries to dissuade her!

I could empathize and feel the dramatic as the competition nears andjudgement is made in the various categories.

I gave this documentary 8 stars. But it might as well be 10 because itdid hold my attention about a subject I had no interest in whatsoever.I didn't want to see it. For shame. I am glad I spent the money on thisfilm.

I was going to see an other film for the second time because theEmbassy in Waltham has $6.00 Tuesdays.

When there's a new film showing? What a waste!

Reviewed byRed-125Vote: 10/10/10

First Position (2011), directed by Bess Kargman, is an excellent filmabout young ballet dancers. For reasons I can't understand, as I writethis review, the movie carries an IMDb rating of a dismal 6.2. How canthat be? Did the viewers who rated it "1" see the same film I saw?

The movie follows seven young ballet dancers as they prepare for, andthen compete in, the prestigious Grand Prix competition. As pointed outin the movie, many physical activities in which people participateinvolve natural movements for which the human body is well suited.

Catching a baseball, swimming, or climbing a rope are not easy, but ourspecies has the natural physical capabilities to do these things.Ballet dancing, especially en pointe ballet dancing, is not a naturalactivity for us. We simply are not constructed to (literally) walk onthe tips of our toes. The feet have to be trained and remodeled toallow this activity to take place. And, of course, not only do balletdancers dance on their toes, but when they are doing this they aresupposed to make their movements elegant, graceful, and apparentlyeffortless.

Although male ballet dancers don't dance en pointe, their movements arealso extraordinarily difficult. One young male dancer shows us his"foot stretcher," and tells us, "It hurts a lot."

So, serious ballet dancing requires physical traits that areextraordinary, dedication so that ballet becomes central to your life,and the capability to absorb physical pain that would be "cruel andunusual punishment" if it weren't voluntary.

Director Kargman has put together a documentary that takes us insidethe lives of these young dancers. We meet their coaches, theirfamilies, and their judges. Also, of course, we go to the Grand Prixwith the dancers, and we learn whether they succeed or fail.

I thought the movie was honest, creative, and balanced. These youngpeople are not "regular kids who happen to take ballet." They arededicated, passionate, and fanatically determined to succeed. FirstPosition brings us into the world of ballet training, and allows us tomake our own decisions about the wisdom of encouraging your child todance and compete at this level. It's a great film. Why does it havesuch a low rating?

Reviewed byTinyDanseur27Vote: 8/10/10

First Position was a brilliant documentary in my opinion! It gives theaudience an intimate look at the lives of seven dancers ages 9-17 whoare preparing for the Youth America Grand Prix international balletcompetition. They each are hoping to receive a scholarship to study ata world-renown ballet institution, or a job offer so that they canachieve their dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer. Thedocumentary addresses the lifestyles of these children, theirperformances at the Grand Prix semi-finals, and eventually the finalsin New York City.

I felt like this gave a really interesting and accurate depiction ofthe lives of these young dancers. The kids they picked to interviewwere very diverse and likable. I found myself routing for all of them.Also important, the documentary addressed how this career path hasaffected the lives of the parents of the children. The parents varyfrom loving and supportive to completely overbearing. I enjoyed thevariety of approaches to the same goal.

I really would recommend this documentary. The subject is reallyinteresting. The way it is filmed and edited is ideal (not too fast,not too slow) and the dancing is absolutely breath-taking. I felt veryinformed and very inspired after watching First Position.

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