Deadline has reported Wednesday morning that the first trailer for the documentary In Balanchine’s Classroom, which is about the legendary choreographer George Balanchine, has dropped.
Connie Hochman’s film follows several of Balanchine’s students during the 1960s and 1970s. The film features never-before-seen archive footage of Balanchine at work during rehearsals, classes, and in preparation for some of his key works, as well as interviews with his most loved and devoted dancers and those attempting to carry on his legacy today.
“The story of Balanchine the Teacher and his brave dancer-disciples has lived in my head for many years. I’m thrilled that In Balanchine’s Classroom is in good hands with Zeitgeist, the home of so many unusually beautiful films,” said the director Hochman. “Their sterling reputation for both sales and release strategies sets us on a course for a successful launch, so audiences can soon walk through the door and enter the wonders of Balanchine’s classroom.”
“For all who enjoy beauty and art, this film will delight. Emily Russo and I knew that George Balanchine was one of the towering figures of the 20th century, but the never before seen footage of him teaching is a revelation, and the journey his dancers take with their master is profound and enlightening,” said Zeitgeist Films Co-President Nancy Gerstman.
The film will be released theatrically on Sept. 17, 2021, which will then have digital releases on Kino Now and home video.
Check out the trailer below: