Portrait of dance superstar Natalia Osipova
Dance superstar Natalia opens up about her life and history, her childhood in Russia, and her journey to the Royal Opera House.
Force of Nature Natalia © Asterisk Films
Force of Nature Natalia follows a season in the life of dance superstar Natalia Osipova. With unique access to Natalia’s personal archive, we follow her preparations for a fifth season as a principal of The Royal Ballet as she continues to champion contemporary dance with some of the world’s greatest choreographers. This compelling portrait follows the rehearsal process of two new works, The Mother by Arthur Pita, and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Medusa, and follows legendary ballerina and choreographer Natalia Makarova as she directs a revival of her classic production of La Bayadère for The Royal Ballet.
Natalia opens up about her life and history, her childhood in Russia, her time with American Ballet Theatre and her journey to the Royal Opera House. It is an unparalleled opportunity to get up close and personal with the leading ballerina of our generation and understand why critics and audiences all over the world call her a “force of nature” of the dance world.
“This is a superbly made film, its intimacy is revelatory – for those who are and aren’t directly involved with the dance world. It draws a portrait of a supreme artist, a woman with exceptional humility, all sensitively handled with warmth and humour. As was stated in the film – it’s impossible to be indifferent to her, and it seems, most of us cannot get enough of her. Compelling viewing.” (Dance Tabs ★★★★★)
Genre Ballet Documentary
Director Gerry Fox
Production Company Asterisk Films
Main Actor Natalia Osipova
Production year 2019
Duration 82 minutes
Audio format Dolby Stereo & DTS Digital Surround 5.1 (DVD) LPCM 2.0 & DTS Master Audio 5.1 (BLU-RAY)
Editor Miranda Watts
Producer Justine Waddell
Producer Alexandrina Markvo
Producer Gerry Fox
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