The story of two women whose lives are dedicated to ballet. Deedee left her promising dance career to become a wife and mother and now runs a ballet school in Oklahoma. Emma stayed with a company and became a star though her time has nearly passed. Both want what the other has and reflect on missed chances as they are brought together again through Deedee's daughter, who joins the company.
Susan Southall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The generations change. But the choices remain the same.
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Did You Know?
Director Herbert Ross
once commented of the film's long path to getting made: "For a long time it was a movie no studio would touch. Everybody kept asking: "Who's interested in ballet?". The period has been described as a seven-year behind-the-scenes pas de deux. By the time the film came out it was ten years. See more
During the Romeo and Juliet "pas de deux" at the ballet studio you can see the cameraman kneeling on the mirror. See more
[looking back at old pictures of themselves
Oh God, I looked like shit.
Next to Wayne, we all did...
("The River: Vortex")
Emilia Rodgers (Leslie Browne)
Choreography: Arnold Berger
Music: Duke Ellington
(Miss Borwne's Gala Solo by Alvin Aley) See more