Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer

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Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer

Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer (2017)

Ballet can be excruciating on performers, a fact laid bare in David Barba and James Pellerito’s new documentary. (Fun fact: dancer feet could put any soccer player’s nasty feet to horrifying shame.) This intimate portrait of Brazilian-born Marcelo Gomes chronicles the dancer at an important juncture in his career: after two decades as principal with the American Ballet Theatre, the 37-year old is peacefully approaching the twilight of his time in the spotlight. The documentary looks at Gomes as he performs on stages across the world but also looks as his relationships with fellow dancers, with his mother and with his dachshund. It’s screening at the tail end of this year’s Rhode Island International Film Festival and is inexplicably paired with an animated short about the perils of sex trafficking.

August 13 2017


Date: August 13, 2017
Time: 12:15 pm
Cost: $10
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