Wednesdays with Wiseman: Ballet


USA | 1995 | 170 min. | Frederick Wiseman

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Wednesdays with Wiseman

Academy Award winner Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (Free Solo) talks to Frederick Wiseman about his 1995 portrait of the American Ballet Theatre, Ballet.

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Ballet is a profile of the American Ballet Theatre, an important classical ballet company. The film presents the company in rehearsal in their New York studio and on tour in Athens and Copenhagen. Choreographers, ballet masters and mistresses are shown at work with principal dancers, soloists and the corps de ballet. Other sequences involve the administration and fundraising aspects of the company.

Ballet, in its characteristic unadorned, unsentimentalized manner, remains unique, and its portrait of ballet dancers at work has no parallel.”--Alan M. Kriegsman, The Washington Post

  • Director: Frederick Wiseman
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1995
  • Running Time: 170 min.
  • Producer: Frederick Wiseman
  • Cinematographers: John Davey
  • Editors: Frederick Wiseman