Felia Doubrowksa Remembered

Miami Beach Cinematheque. September 6th, 2008.  Miami Beach Cinematheque. Miami FilmThe film Felia Doubrowksa Remembered (Virginia Brooks, USA, 2008), will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on Saturday, September 6th, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.

Born in 1896 in St. Petersburg, Russia, Felia Doubrovska spent 33 years first as a student at the Imperial Ballet School and then as a famous ballerina. After her retirement from the stage she devoted nearly the same span of time to teaching at the School of American Ballet. This film provides an affectionate memorial and a tribute to an artist who made a great contribution to preserving the ballet tradition as she participated in the training of many of the women of the New York City Ballet, the instruments of George Balanchine's choreographic genius. The film will be introduced by the director Virginia Brooks.

Before choreographer Pina Bausch and her Tanz-theater Wuppertal were known around the world, her new, unusual and original body language was ill received. In the early days the audience, (and most critics) were irritated and confused. Tumultuous scenes in the audience were not unusual. Pina Bausch speaks about the beginnings of the Tanztheater and the inescapable path she felt she had to follow. She talks about rehearsals, her pieces, her co-productions with other cities and countries and being on tour.
 
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