Marcelo Gomes: Anatomy of Male Ballet Dancer is almost complete!
Ah, but you ask what is “Marcelo Gomes: Anatomy of Male Dancer”? It seems two guys with a video camera got to follow Marcelo Gomes around for the last two years…(Some guys get all the Luck!). It is to be a documentary about Mr. Gomes, but it will also look into what it takes to be a male dancer of his quality. According the Kickstarter they have the $30,000 needed to complete the project, but there is still 14 days that you can still donate to the project in order insure a truly superb film. Click here to make a donation and see some awesome videos of Marcelo!
James Pellerito and David Barba, the directors and producers of Pop Star on Ice and Be Good Johnny Weir and it will look at a male dancer in his prime and his decisions about what to do after dancing.
Currently in the prime of his career, Marcelo’s artistic ability matches his technical prowess. Our documentary will capture this dynamic equilibrium with a mix of rehearsal, performance, interview and verité footage of Marcelo traveling the world as a guest artist in Asia, North and South America and Europe. Although we have enjoyed the many films about ballet and particularly ballerinas, to our knowledge no one has really tackled the subject of the male dancer experience; what it is to be one, and what makes a great one. The film will examine this theme by delving into a brief history of the male ballet dancer — focusing on a few key figures like Nijinsky, Nureyev and Baryshnikov. Marcelo is recognized as one of the best partners in the world and we will also explore what separates a good partner from a truly great one.