Young Dancers’ Program

A collection of three short films geared toward dancers and enthusiasts of any age. Follow Alice down the rabbit hole at the Royal Ballet and go inside the Paris Opera School as the little “rats” go through their rigorous daily training.

Following the films, San Francisco Ballet Principal Pascal Molat and former Principal Muriel Maffre will join us as special guests to discuss their experiences as children at the famous French school. Katja Bjorner, the Swedish ballerina who was the subject of the 1994 documentary “The Dancer”, will also join the conversation and share experiences from her training at the Royal Swedish Ballet School.

Sunday, September 15 | 2:00 pm

Delancey Screening Room, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
Single Ticket: $15 (SFDFF Members/Students: $13)

176_Postcards from east London (c) Rachel CherryPostcards From East London

(UK, 2012) 12min
Director: Anton Califano, Jevan Chowdhury, Rachel Davies
Choreography: Sara Gordon, Alesandra Seutin, Rosie Whitney-Fish

Over a period of six months, eight East London based artists worked with young people and elders in Tower Hamlets to create short moving postcards of their area.

Being Alice: The Making of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Lauren Cuthbertson, Ricardo Cervera & Steven McRae (c) Johan PerssonBeing Alice: The Making of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

(UK, 2010) 30min
Director: Dominic Best
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon

This documentary follows the creation of the Royal Ballet’s first full-length ballet with a newly commissioned score in 20 years.

243_Budding Stars (c) Schuch ProdBudding Stars

(FRANCE, 2012) 26min
Director: Françoise Marie

This series spans a school year of the most famous dance school in the world – where the greatest “étoiles” or principal dancers are trained.

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