- This is a free-booking event, please claim your tickets with the booking code 30 minuts prior to the event at the lobby of the Mountain View Theater.
- Please claim your tickets before 15:25 on the day of the event, or the unclaimed seats will be served to walk-in participants after 15:25.
Every year, thousands of aspiring dancers enter one of the world's most prestigious ballet competitions, the Youth America Grand Prix, where lifelong dreams are at stake. Bess Kargman’s award-winning documentary, First Position, follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet, struggling through bloodied feet, near exhaustion and debilitating injuries, all while navigating the drama of adolescence.
The Smiling Tiger (笑面虎)
SG | 2016 | 7'
Director: Aaron KHEK Ah Hock / Gavin YAP
Choreographer: WONG Thien Pau Ix
Recycling Project (胶着人生)
TW | 2016 | 12'
Dir/Chor: Hsiao-yin PENG
* With director after talk
First Position (热血芭蕾)
USA | 2011 | 94' | English | Chinese & English Subtitles
Director: Bess Kargman
Screendance: A New Visual Language
Screendance (Dance on Screen) is a unique cinematic experience that merges cinematography and choreography. It stirs the imagination and adds a whole new dimension to understanding movement. The screendance genre offers stimulating and sometimes provocative films that, as the name invokes, are never purely about dance nor wholly concerning film. They might, in other words, depict movement in a conceptual context, with all the eccentricities screendance offers as a storytelling medium.
SUPPORT | Nanshan District Publicity Department of Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the CPC