Scientology Network’s DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE, the weekly series providing a platform for Independent filmmakers to air films on important social, cultural and environmental issues, presents the award-winning documentary Getting to The Nutcracker on November 29, 2019.
DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Scientology Network.
First-time director Serene Meshel-Dillman’s Getting to The Nutcracker follows young dancers through grueling routines as they prepare to perform the Christmas classic. But behind this production of the world’s most beloved ballet is a gritty reality of hope and heartache as talented and highly disciplined dancers follow their dreams in a prestigious ballet school in Los Angeles.
Marat Daukayev, acclaimed former Kirov Ballet dancer, operates one of the most competitive ballet schools in the world. Passionate, young dancers come here with dreams of landing their favorite roles. Despite endless hours of rehearsal, there are no guarantees that any of these hopefuls will land a principal role. But all their work and sacrifice pays off when the first few strains of the orchestra plays and the magic of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece comes to life on stage.
Executive Producer/Director Serene Meshel-Dillman is a former dancer at the School of American Ballet in New York and the Alvin Ailey School. After graduating college, Serene worked as a producer of television commercials in both New York City and Los Angeles. Getting to The Nutcracker is her directorial debut. She recently completed her second documentary, The 5th Dementia, which showcases the transformative power music has on singers and musicians living with Alzheimer’s, dementia or Parkinson’s.
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