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14-07-00, 10:46 AM (GMT)
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"Center Stage - the movie"
   Last night "Center Stage" started in German cinemas - although normally I am a bit sceptical towards ballet and dance movies, I was curious as casting includes Julie Kent and Ethan Stiefel.
The story itself is quickly told (like in many dance movies) - there's also a helpful synopsis in German on www.center-stage.de - it's about young dancers being accepted at a big and famous American ballet school and following their final year. Of course, this school belongs to a big company - of which Julie Kent and "Cooper" (Ethan Stiefel) are the Stars. There are some stereotypes of young dancers: The girl who is not talented enough for classical ballet but makes her way in modern pieces, the very talented girl who does not really want to dance but is pushed by her mother, and the girl who is against the whole system at the beginning, just wants to dance - but finally becomes "the" ballerina.
Cooper is asked to do a choreography for the final exams (if I picked it correctly at the very beginning, this choreography is by Christopher Wheeldon?!) - and "consequently" there are some love stories.
What critics may complain about is that the story only scratches the real problems "behind the scenes" - but personally I found it "just right" to sit back and enjoy. There's some nice dancing (for example "Romeo" pas de deux and "Stars and Stripes", both preformed by Julie Kent and Ethan Stiefel) and some funny ideas (which I won't tell in case you want to go and see the movie) - so don't let yourself be put off if critics pull this movie into pieces - if you liked "Fame" or "Flashdance", you will enjoy it - and the dancing is much better in "Center Stage"!

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14-07-00, 12:20 PM (GMT)
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   here are a few reviews (probably have to copy and paste!)



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