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The dance goodbye

Author: Ron SteinmanEileen DouglasMerrill AshleyJacques D'AmboiseSiobhan DunhamAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : First Run Features, [2015?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Full screenView all editions and formats
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What is life like for a dancer when they can no longer dance? Inspired by the life of Merrill Ashley's departure from the New York City Ballet as an acclaimed principal dancer, this captures the poignancy of this life turning point.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Biographical films
Dance films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
Named Person: Merrill Ashley; Merrill Ashley
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Steinman; Eileen Douglas; Merrill Ashley; Jacques D'Amboise; Siobhan Dunham; Lauren Gordon; John Meehan; Douglas/Steinman Productions,; First-Run Features (Firm),
OCLC Number: 907646958
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released in 2014.
Program content: ©2014.
Credits: Directors of photography, Cynthia Wade, Tim Cothren ; editors, Gloria Pichhadze, Michael J. Sudyn.
Performer(s): Commentators, Merrill Ashley, Jacques d'Amboise, Siobhan Dunham, John Meehan, Lauren Gordon.
Description: 1 videodisc (56 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; full screen presentation.
Contents: Extra features: Behind the scenes gallery --
Biographies --
Career transition for dancers --
Film gallery.
Responsibility: a film by Ron Steinman & Eileen Douglas ; Douglas/Steinman Productions ; director, Ron Steinman ; produced by Ron Steinman, Eileen Douglas ; written by Ron Steinman, Eileen Douglas.

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What is life like for a dancer when they can no longer dance? Inspired by the life of Merrill Ashley's departure from the New York City Ballet as an acclaimed principal dancer, this captures the poignancy of this life turning point.

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The Dance Goodbye

(EMRO user published 2015-06-11 ) Very Good Permalink
Uncertainty and grief, rather than celebration, are often emotions associated with retirement from a long successful career. In The Dance Goodbye, viewers follow former star ballerina Merrill Ashley through a ten year journey following her retirement from the New York City Ballet.

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