Make sure to catch the fantastic dance documentary FIRST POSITION now playing in selected cinemas across Melbourne.
First Position follows the inspirational footsteps of a group of young talented ballet dancers aged nine to sixteen as they struggle to maintain form in the face of injury and personal sacrifice on their way to one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world: the Youth America Grand Prix. Lifelong dreams are at stake, with hundreds of dancers from around the globe travelling to New York each year, competing for a handful of elite scholarships and contracts. Practice and discipline are paramount, and nothing short of perfection is expected. Struggling through bruised feet and near exhaustion all while navigating the drama of adolescence and family life, First Position combines built-in drama, tension and suspense with exciting and beautifully shot performances. With the diversity of each dancer’s backstory coupled with a showcase of awe-inspiring talent, tenacity and passion, First Position recalls documentaries such as Spellbound in painting a thrilling and moving portrait.
Director: Bess Kargman
Featuring: Aran Bell, Michaela DePrince, Joan Sebastian Zamora, Rebecca Houseknecht, Miko Fogarty
View the trailer here:
National release date: 11 April 2013
Run Time: 90 minutes