Berlin, January 2003. In a former bus depot something amazing is happening. 250 pupils from 25 nations ranging in age from eight to early 20s from all social classes, multiple countries and ethnic backgrounds are dancing to Stravinsky’s Sacre du Printemps, which they have rehearsed for nearly three months, trained by the British choreographer Royston Maldoom and accompanied by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under its chief conductor, Sir Simon Rattle. A delightful and moving record of the fascination of music, of the need for safeguarding education and training, of passion, diligence, love, esteem and zest.
Directors Thomas Grube and Enrique Sánchez Lansch, follow the putting-on-a-show musical over six weeks of rehearsal concluding with the kids in performance, and it is a sight worth beholding. It is a joyous revelation for the kids when they realise what they can and have achieved. Acclaimed editing, stellar cinematography and a brilliant sound mix emotional elevate this film to become an unparalleled audio visual feast.
Rhythm is it!
Honors Study Abroad Resources
- June 4 Gathering
- Updates--Language Instruction June 11
- German History--this week's seminar
- Berlin Klassiktage (Classical Music Festival)
- Berlin Wall as a Piece of History: Too-Good Riddan...
- art and the wall
- UTUBE Video--Stand By Me
- Blog Post, etc.
- Groups- preliminary suggestions
- In Budapest: a snapshot of a world now at risk
- Two Memorials-two opinions
- Turkish Hip Hop
- New Arts in Berlin-Sasha Waltz
- Bavarian Quarter Plaque Memorials
- RHYTHM IS IT!
- Religion in Germany
- Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Divide
- The Wall Jumper
- Kreuzberg Turks and New Berlin Wall
- Wall of Shame--NYT article
- ▼ May (20)