Friday, January 12, 2018 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
CAA Arts Access
Join CAA Arts Access with Columbia University School of the Arts for the New York City screening of the documentary film Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer directed by David Barba '05SOA and James Pellerito '94CC,'05SOA. We will host a pre-show reception with the filmmakers. After the screening, there will be a director's Q&A with Maureen A. Ryan '92SOA, Chair of the Film Program at Columbia University School of the Arts. We will also be joined by Marcelo Gomes, who is featured in the film. Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer is an intimate behind-the-scenes portrait of Brazilian ballet star Marcelo Gomes. Widely considered the greatest partner of his generation, every ballerina wants to dance with him. From his struggle to overcome bullying as a boy studying ballet in Rio de Janeiro, to reaching the top of the ballet world, to his complicated relationship with his father, the film takes us on Marcelo's journey from the heart of the Amazon to the most important ballet stages in Brazil, Russia, Japan, Ukraine and Greece. Now celebrating his twentieth anniversary as a professional dancer with American Ballet Theatre, Marcelo is at the height of his athletic and artistic abilities. Though at 37, he has to manage injury in order to continue doing what he loves.