DANSEUR

DANSEUR shares the struggles of men in pursuit of their ballet dreams. Sexism is built into the fabric of classical ballet, an art form that has idolized women in pointe shoes and tutus while relegating men to the role of partners. Director Scott Gormley explores the difficult subjects of bullying and homophobia that those men face while illustrating the athleticism as well as vitality of ballet, through performance, creation, preservation and education. Featuring stories from James Whiteside (American Ballet Theatre), John Lam (Boston Ballet), Harper Watters (The Houston Ballet), Derek Dunn (Boston Ballet), and Peter Stark (Boston Ballet).

Website: danseurmovie.com

Guests: Head of Boston Ballet School Men’s Program Peter Stark, Boston Ballet soloist Patric Palkens

Moderator: Loren King, film critic & Globe Correspondent


Screenings:

Saturday, October 13

11:00AM

Brattle Theatre

Film Info Info

Director:

Scott Gormley

Producer:

Scott Gormley

Year:

2018

Length:

71 minutes

Presenting Sponsor

Cross Insurance

Sponsors

Via Global Advisors Hunt’s Studio Allston Hotel Stella Artois Stella Cidre

Supporters

LEF Foundation Independent Film Festival of Boston Alden & Harlow Hops N Scotch WGBH HUBweek Boston Women’s Film Festival The Brattle Theatre Coolidge Corner Theatre Camden Int’l Film Festival Provincetown Film Festival