metro times: 'First Position' an engaging ballet documentary
Opens today at the Michigan Theater
Review by Corey Hall of the Metro Times
"First Position" is a skillfully made, crowd-pleasing doc just savvy enough to work over judges without being completely obvious. The six young ballet dancers carefully tracked by director Bess Kargman’s camera have been cast with a warm, cozy United Colors of Benetton appeal in mind, but their wholesome, multi-ethnic charms don’t detract from the high drama of their challenges.