While filming a ballet in Italy, an older renowned ballet star falls for a young American dancer.
Center Stage movie trailer - starring Peter Gallagher, Zoe Saldana, Donna Murphy, Susan May Pratt, Amanda Schull, Ilia Kulik. Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Genre: Drama
American Ballet Theatre opens its 2012 spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House. Few ballet companies equal ABT for its combination of size, scope and history. Recognized as a living national treasure since its founding in 1940, this company has been the home of some of the greatest dancers from all over the world. NYC-ARTS chats with dancers Kevin McKenzie, Julie Kent and David Hallberg.
Center Stage -- A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.
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From Nicholas Hytner, the acclaimed director of the Madness of King George, The Crucible and The Object of My Affection, and Academy Award Nominated producer Laurence Mark (Jerry Maguire, As Good As It Gets) comes Center Stage. A drama with heart and energy that follows the hopes and dreams of a tight-knit group of young ballet students as they try to make a name for themselves in the competitive world of professional dance. Talented, vibrant and supremely gifted, they are students who devote themselves to dance, sacrificing ordinary pleasures of life to train for their art with the rigor of Olympic athletes. While experiencing the normal joys and sorrows, love and conflicts of life, they vie for a place in an ultra-selective professional ballet company and strive to take center stage.
Vying for a spot in the American Ballet Company, 12 dance students are ready to push their bodies and minds to the limit to realize their dreams.
Follow a group of ballet students in the competitive world of professional dance where they must devote themselves to their art with the rigor of Olympic athletes. While experiencing the joys, sorrows and conflicts of youth they vie for a place in a prestigeous ballet company and strive to take center stage.
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