True Prince: Vladimir Malakhov

True Prince: Vladimir Malakhov

Director: Tony Papa

Year: 1997

Plot: A dazzling performance profile of a ballet superstar... A one hour performance/profile on ballet superstar Vladimir Malakhov, Principal Dancer in several prominent ballet companies. Named "best male dancer in the world" three years in succession by the prestigious Japanese "Dance" magazine, hailed as the "New Nureyev" by European critics, and nicknamed the "Phenom" in New York, Malakhov transfixes audiences with his combination of technical brilliance and lyrical eloquence. Jennifer Dunning, of the New York Times says that "In person, Mr. Malakhov is an eager, almost frighteningly disciplined young dancer with an endearing exuberance and sense of comedy..." This dazzling program captures the magnetic presence of this consummate dancer in the rarified atmosphere that surrounds an artist devoted to his art. "True Prince" chronicles the textures of a dancer's daily life - the rehearsals, the backstage rituals, the fans, and the strenuous performance demands of an international star. Through it all, Malakhov remains a modern man with an old fashioned virtue - complete dedication to his art. Combining rehearsals with performance, and mixing modern and classic film techniques creates a chic, hip, and engaging mix of the whimsical and the sublime. Shot in Vienna, Toronto, and Vancouver Canada, True Prince includes segments from Manon, Giselle, and a complete solo performance of the modern ballet Voyage, which was choreographed for Malakhov, based on his experience of being a rootless jet-setter. True Prince is an intimate portrait of a young man already fulfilling his destiny: Vladimir Malakhov - a quintessential ballet prince for our times...—Anonymous
Original Title: True Prince: Vladimir Malakhov
Director: Tony Papa
Writer: Sharon Gibbon
Producer: Rick Beal , Leigh Badgley , Tony Papa
Type: movie
Year: 1997
Cast: Vladimir Malakhov
Runtimes: 46
Countries: Canada
Languages: English
Production Companies: Avanti Pictures
Cinematographer: David Frazee
Producer: Rick Beal , Leigh Badgley , Tony Papa
Production Manager: Madeleine Desrosiers
Certificates: United States:TV-G
Editor: Tony Papa
Editorial Department: Achim Kapitza , Douglas Dryburgh , Bruce Smith , Grace Yuen
Sound Crew: Brent Haliskie , Marc Benoit , Thor Andersen , Hans Fousek , Bev Hutter , Gary Marcuse , Bill Moore
Miscellaneous Crew: Fred W. Richters , Dieter Nachtigall , Jeff Hill , Joe Battista , Mark Achbar
Other Companies: CBC Vancouver , Carousel Video Workshop , Gastown Post and Transfer , Knowledge Network , Line 21 Media Services
Art Department: Bob Brinson , John Baxter , Dale Loverock
Camera and Electrical Department: Bruce Fletcher , Robert Weber , Bruce Angus , Nina Alovert , Mark Achbar , Glen A. Dickson , Holly Gregory , Kevin Hall , John-David Hutchison , Rick Kearney , Peter Lyewlatatsing , Tony Mirza , Amir Mohammed , Tony Papa , Kirk Tougas , Jim van Dijk