“First Position” follows six different competitors in the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix, which focuses on ballet dancers ages 9-19. There are situations that are expected – the intensity of a parent who accommodates and sacrifices, the instructor taskmaster in the studio and the hours of obsessive rehearsal. But when the individual kids are spotlighted, a new truth emerges. Life has a different path for these talents, and each journey has an artistic interpretation within it.
Rebecca Houseknect Waits Backstage in ‘First Position’
Photo credit: Sundance Selects
There is the poignant story of a war orphan from Africa turned ballerina, when an adoptive family