Yvette Chauviré: A Star by Example (1987)

Genres - Dance  |   Sub-Genres - Ballet, Biography  |   Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - France  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Nathan Southern

A note for the uninitiated: a prima ballerina assoluta represents the highest ranking of ballerina for women. Originally designated by the Italian Ballet Masters of the Romantic Ballet period, it is profoundly difficult to achieve; Frenchwoman Yvette Chauviré fit the bill perfectly, however. A dancer adroit with numerous forms, from classical to romantic ballets, Chauviré inspired countless artists and - some would argue - not only equaled but transcended the crème-de-la-crème of her chosen field. This 1987 documentary by director Dominique Delouche embodies one of the few filmed biographical portraits of Chauviré.

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ballet-dance, dancer, French [nationality]