In Balanchine's Classroom
Director: Connie Hochman
Genres: Documentary, Bio-pic, Dance, Art & Artists
Distributor: Zeitgeist Films
IN BALANCHINE'S CLASSROOM takes us back to the glory years of Balanchine's New York City Ballet through the remembrances of his former dancers and their quest to fulfill the vision of a genius. Opening the door to his studio, Balanchine's private laboratory, they reveal new facets of the groundbreaking choreographer taskmaster, mad scientist, and spiritual teacher. Today, as his former dancers teach a new generation, questions arise what was the secret of his teaching? Can it be replicated?
"In mathematics, there was Newton in psychology, there was Freud and in American ballet, George Balanchine was a foundational genius." -Teo Bugbee, New York Times