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Streaming video

Title Strength and beauty
Published Adlu Productions, 2013
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (91 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Summary Ballerinas are beautiful. They are strong. Their physical prowess matches that of great athletes. They are thoughtful, smart, and caring. They are elusive. They are icons. Perhaps most importantly, amidst all the stereotypes, ballerinas are also, women, artists, and people. Strength and Beauty goes beyond our common definition of the ballerina to not only strip away our preconceptions, but to show how these women balance their lives. Three dancers from North Carolina Dance Theatre, a top regional contemporary ballet company, divulge the details of their careers and life choices. Each dancer is at a different point in their career ranging from their first year to their fifteenth. They open up about their struggles with weight, motherhood, and maintaining personal relationships while pursuing their chosen profession. Though this is a documentary about ballerinas, it is not a documentary about ballet; instead it represents an icon on the verge of obscurity
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by Adlu Productions in 2013
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Ballet dancers -- United States -- Biography.
Ballerinas -- United States -- Biography.
Ballet dancers.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Wayant, Chelsea, film director
Adlu Productions (Firm), distributor
Kanopy (Firm), distributor