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First Position

Sunday, July 14, 2024
Rated: NR Six dance students follow the same dream against long odds in this documentary from filmmaker Bess Kargman. The Youth America Grand Prix is a competition for young ballet students between the ages of 9 and 19; it’s one of the world’s leading proving grounds for new talent, and most major dance companies and schools pay close attention to who fares well in the annual contest. Each year, thousands of dancers enter, but only 300 make it into the finals, held in New York City. (allmovie.com)  

Featured Guest: Joan Sebastián Zamora

Joan Sebastián Zamora joined The Joffrey Ballet in 2015. Mr. Zamora began his training at Instituto Colombiano de Ballet Incolballet under the direction of Gloria Castro Martinez. He studied on full scholarship for five years at the American Ballet Theatre summer program, was granted a full scholarship to The Rock School, and graduated with honors from the Royal Ballet School. His professional career started at the English National Ballet, where he danced for two seasons before joining the Joffrey. Mr. Zamora was a finalist at the 2010 International Ballet Competition, and won the Silver Medal at the 2010 Youth America Grand Prix. He has danced in numerous ballets including Swan Lake, Coppélia, Le Corsaire, Romeo and Juliet, and The Nutcracker. He is also featured in the 2011 award-winning documentary First Position. Mr. Zamora will be on hand to answer questions after the film.   Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.