DOC SOUP CALGARY PRESENTS: A BALLERINA'S TALE
The Calgary International Film Festival and the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival present A BALLERINA'S TALE as the January Doc Soup selection.
The screening will take place at Globe Cinema on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 7 p.m.
In a world dominated by thin white bodies, Misty Copeland challenges stereotypes, breaking through as one of the first black professional ballerinas at a major company. Propelled into fame, and acting as a role model for African Americans, Misty becomes the new face of ballet and on track to reach the top-level in her field: the prima ballerina, until she is diagnosed with a potentially career-ending injury.
A BALLERINA’S TALE explores Misty’s recovery from surgery and her triumphant return to the stage.
Examining issues of race, class, body image and pressure in the world of elite ballet, we follow Misty as she tries to break through as the first black female principal dancer at a major international company.
Individual tickets for A BALLERINA'S TALE are now on sale.