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2 DVD

Rhythm Is It!

Model:
AZTEC5064
SKU:
228968
PLU: 5021456156719
RHYTHM IS IT! is a sensitive and moving testimony to the power of dance and the raw talent of young people.
RHYTHM IS IT! is a sensitive and moving testimony to the power of dance and the raw talent of young people.
Format - 2 DVD
Genre - Documentary
Rating - M
Consumer Advice - Infrequent moderate coarse language
Release Date - 01/11/08

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You can change your life in a dance class

Berlin, January 2003. Amazing things are happening in the Arena down at Berlin's industrial harbor. 250 Berlin children and teenagers of 25 different nationalities are dancing to Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps, choreographed by Royston Maldoom and accompanied by the Berliner Philharmoniker: This is the orchestra's first large scale educational project with its chief conductor Sir Simon Rattle.

RHYTHM IS IT! accompanies three teenage protagonists during the three-month rehearsals. Marie, who is still desperately trying to pass her secondary school leaving exams; Olayinka, who has recently arrived in Germany as a war-orphan from Nigeria and Martin, who is battling to overcome his inhibitions. Royston Maldoom and his team require perseverance and love to teach the first dancing steps to the children and teenagers; for most of them it is their first encounter with classical music. During the rehearsals they all experience ups and downs, insecurity, self-confidence, doubts and excitement: An emotional journey into new, unforeseen worlds and to hidden facets of their personalities.

RHYTHM IS IT! is also a unique, intoxicating insight into the work of the orchestra during an historic moment. The first season with Sir Simon Rattle at the helm marks the dawn of a new era in which the Berliner Philharmoniker hopes to confidently take its work to places outside its normal environment of the concert-hall.

The directors Thomas Grube and Enrique Sánchez Lansch manage to casually portray the enthralling stories of
Sir Simon Rattle and Royston Maldoom, who has been realizing dancing projects in problem areas for 30 years.
And suddenly the key points of these artists' biographies lead to the gymnasiums and rehearsal rooms of Berlin
in which the young dancers are working passionately and contradictorily on Le Sacre du Printemps.

RHYTHM IS IT! is a sensitive and moving testimony to the power of dance and the raw talent of young people. A beautiful declaration of love to the dancing teenagers and their mentors, a movie about the fascination of music, a cinematic experience full of passion, respect and zest for life.

DirectorsThomas Grube
Film GenreDocumentary
LabelMadman Entertainment
AudioGerman (Dolby Digital 2.0)
SubtitlesEnglish
Running Time100
Aspect ratio1.33:1
Region Coding4
TV StandardPAL
RatingM
Consumer AdviceInfrequent moderate coarse language
Year of Release2004
Primary Format - Movies/TVDVD
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