• Short Summary

    AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD UNTRAINED GIRL WAS ONCE TOLD BY THE PARIS OPERA BALLET SCHOOL THAT SHE WAS TOO STRINGY TO HAVE MUCH HOPE OF SUCCESS.

  • Description

    1.
    SV SONIA PETROVNA WALKS WITH MOTHER.
    0.05

    2.
    LV FRONT OF OPERA HOUSE TILT TO SONIA AND MOTHER ENTER.
    0.14

    3.
    SCU ARCHITECTURAL DETAIL ON BUILDING
    0.16

    4.
    SV INT SONIA INTO DRESSING ROOM.
    0.25

    5.
    SV MOTHER OUTSIDE KNITTING.
    0.27

    6.
    SV SONIA IN COSTUME LEAVES DRESSING ROOM.
    0.32

    7.
    SV SONIA INTO CLASSROOM.
    0.38

    8.
    GV SONIA PRACTISES WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF CLASS.
    0.40

    9.
    SCU PIANIST
    0.42

    10.
    SV REAR SHOT SONIA WITH OTHERS.
    0.46

    11.
    SV INSTRUCTOR
    0.48

    12.
    SV SONIA DANCING TILT TO FEET
    0.54

    13.
    CU SONIA
    0.57

    14.
    SCU PIANIST.
    0.59

    15.
    SV LOW ANGLE SHOT SONIA AND OTHERS PRACTISE.
    1.05

    16.
    SV INSTRUCTOR MAKES POINT TO SONIA.
    1.09

    17.
    GV PRACTICE CONTINUES.
    1.13



    Initials RGH/V/CR/BB.



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD UNTRAINED GIRL WAS ONCE TOLD BY THE PARIS OPERA BALLET SCHOOL THAT SHE WAS TOO STRINGY TO HAVE MUCH HOPE OF SUCCESS. A YEAR AGO THE GIRL WAS STILL UNKNOWN: TODAY SONIA PETROVNA IS A STAR. AGE: 14.

    THE YOUNGEST BALLET STAR FOR MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS, SONIA IS DANCING THIS SEASON WITH ROLAND PETIT'S MODERN COMPANY IN PARIS.

    IF THERE IS A "FAIRY GODMOTHER" FOR THE DAUGHTER OF A PARIS MOTOR SALESMAN IT IS LESLIE CARON, WHO STARTED HER OWN CAREER AT THE AGE OF 16. SHE SPOTTED SONIA AND TOLD ROLAND PETIT SHE WOULD MAKE HIM AN EXCELLENT PARTNER.

    BUT SONIA'S FIRST BREAK CAME WHEN SHE WAS PICKED FROM 600 GIRLS TO MAKE A SHORT BALLET FILM, WHICH WAS SELECTED FOR THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL. SHE TOOK A HOLIDAY TO VENICE AND FAME AND JOINED PETIT'S COMPANY ON HER RETURN.

    IT ALL CALLED FOR SACRIFICES. SONIA HAS FEW FRIENDS AND LITTLE LIFE BEYOND THE THEATRE, THE BALLET SCHOOL AND THE FAMILY FLAT AT NEUILLY IN THE PARIS SUBURBS. ACCOMPANIES HER EVERYWHERE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE3TF9XQAWM4CLJFWKT0YN8Q04
    Media URN:
    VLVAE3TF9XQAWM4CLJFWKT0YN8Q04
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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