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The World’s First 3D Ballet

During my Spring Break, I had a chance to read and visit a number of ballet blogs. I was falling in love with many sites, and of course bloggers, who kept me addict to read their posts over nights. One of them is ‘Ballet News‘ where I found this interesting thing to share with you.

“GISELLE IN 3D from the historic Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg is the world’s first 3D ballet and will be screening at cinemas across the UK on March 29th and April 3rd. This exquisite, classical ballet has been filmed in 3D to create a pixel-perfect production which captures the movement of a world-class performance in a new and mesmerising way. The corps de ballet fan away from the viewer and the prima ballerinas dance with stunning realism, giving cinema audiences worldwide a ‘best seat in the house’ experience wherever they happen to sit.”

“WOW.” This is such a new great choice to present ballet without seat selection problem. As we know, Giselle is one of the most romantic ballet stories in the history, and it’s very right to have been chosen as the first high-tech ballet in cinemas.

Just saying ballet in 3D, I believe there’s many excitement from audiences to watch the movie. Including with the two shinning stars of Mariinsky Theatre; Natalie Osipova and Leonid Sarafanov, it’s no doubt to see ballet lovers sit on their best seats enjoying the stunning ballet in two acts, with their popcorns!

Quote from Balletnews

Photograph from Digitalcinemareport

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Ballet Movies, Are They Reality Telling?

It was the first time that ballet movie was nominated in Academy Awards, and it was the first time for Natalie Portman wining the best actress in Oscar from the ballet movie, ‘Black Swan’.

‘Black Swan’ hugely motivates viewers to turn back and more consider of dance in films. There is a bunch of ballet movies on the list, but it seems like no one except ballerinas and dancers are appealed to this kind of movie. Hip-Hop movies; for example, Step Up, are more attractive to people because of its soundtrack, quick story telling, and sexy stars on the screen.

However, film companies never stop making ballet movies. There are 18 ballet movies in a film history. It has been continued since 1948 when ‘The Red Shoes’ was first time released until 2011 of ‘Black Swan’. It’s because a reality of ballet hides many drama stories behind the stage, and it’s might be the time to reveal those secrets.

Ballet movies are based on pretty much the same story telling; competition, dream, love, pressure, and applaud. In fact, those are a real environment that every dancers have been faced every single day.

It’s not easy to be a great ballerina. It’s hard to make a successful ballet movie. Difficulties along those paths easily make dancers and filmmakers give up on their dreams. On the other hand, whenever they eventually step on the stage, no one forget their names.

Video edited by Ballet Blossom