First Position - Official Trailer 2012 - Ballet Documentary (HD)

Uploaded by DanceOn on 26.04.2012


-This is a BB gun.
Probably shouldn't shoot it right now.
And this is a foot stretcher.
Hurts a lot.
And this is to help you turn.

-I started dancing just for fun, but now it's so
much more than that.
FEMALE SPEAKER (OFFSCREEN): People don't realize how hard
it is to make it as a dancer.
FEMALE SPEAKER (OFFSCREEN): Kids who are pursuing ballet
as a career give up their childhood.
-It never stops hurting.
You've been working your body to death since
you were like, five.
FEMALE SPEAKER (OFFSCREEN): Tenacity is the main thing
that a dancer needs.
You have to follow your dream.
-A lot of men think ballet is not what it is.
-I have to say, I never expected
my son to be a dancer.
But I couldn't be prouder.
-Yeah, exactly.
-I was born in Sierra Leone, West Africa.
My parents were shot by the rebels.
It's a miracle I'm even here.
-I think I live a pretty normal life.
My nickname at school was Barbie because I can bend in
all different directions.
-Those people that say I've missed out on childhood--
I think I've just had the right amount of childhood and
the right amount of ballet.
-Pull up, pull up, pull up, pull up, pull up.
-I'm from Colombia.
I work for my family.
My dream is being a professional ballet dancer.
MALE SPEAKER (OFFSCREEN): Five minutes to the show.
Five minutes.
FEMALE SPEAKER (OFFSCREEN): So many dancers would like to
have a career, but very, very, very few succeed.
FEMALE SPEAKER (OFFSCREEN): At least 5,000 enter the
From them, only a couple hundred make it to New York.
-How'd it go?
-It was horrible.

You have five minutes on stage to prove why you
deserve this chance.

MALE SPEAKER (OFFSCREEN): It's finally my dream.
My life is gonna change.