The Heart Dances - The Journey of The Piano: The Ballet

The Heart Dances - The Journey of The Piano: The Ballet

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Director Rebecca Tansley (Crossing Rachmaninoff) examines the Royal New Zealand Ballet adaptation of Jane Campion classic The Piano. More

"Czech choreographer Jiří Bubeníček and his twin brother and designer, Otto are stars in the European dance world, creators of vital, innovative contemporary ballets. Rebecca Tansley follows them from Prague to Aotearoa as they take up an invitation from the Royal New Zealand Ballet to expand their adaptation, made in Germany in 2015, of Jane Campion’s film. Tansley’s documentary feasts on the sheer beauty of the Bubeníčeks’ work – the music, the theatricality, the costumes, the suite of achingly expressive pas de deux at the heart of the piece." (New Zealand International Film Festival)

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2018Rating: PG99 minsNew Zealand
DocumentaryFestival & Independent

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The Heart Dances - The Journey of The Piano: The Ballet | Reviews

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

While the film gives you a peek behind-the-scenes, there's a lot more going on here—especially when examining creative and cultural partnerships.

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Stuff

Stuff

The Heart Dances is not the film I was expecting to see. But it is a compelling, engaging and often spectacular look at a real-life drama. Very recommended.

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Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Tansley got excellent access at short notice and, with cinematographer Simon Raby, captured some of the most enlightening sequences of dancers at work...

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The Heart Dances - The Journey of The Piano: The Ballet | Release Details

The Heart Dances - The Journey of The Piano: The Ballet is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV and NZ Film On Demand and TVNZ On Demand and Academy On Demand.