Rhythm Is It! (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Rhythm Is It! (2004)

Rhythm Is It!

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In his first year as the new conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, Sir Simon Rattle set out on an unusual project -- in a bid to engage the community and expose classical music to people who otherwise might not be interested, Rattle joined forces with choreographer Royston Maldoom to stage a special performance of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring with a cast of 250 dancers recruited entirely from the city's public schools, none of whom had a previous background in classical dance or music. Thomas Grube and Enrique Sanchez Lansch are a pair of documentary filmmakers with a love of music who tagged along to document this experiment, and Rhythm Is It! is a record of how this project changed the lives of those who participated. As Rattle sets out to teach his young charges the importance of music, Maldoom shares with the children his passion for dance and how he came to ballet relatively late in life as the youngsters slowly coalesce into a dance ensemble. Rhythm Is It! was screened as part of the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
Directed By: , ,
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 17, 2010
Runtime:

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Critic Reviews for Rhythm Is It!

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

If you can make it through this documentary without having your toes tap even once, then you are defying its very premise.

March 29, 2007
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 31, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

What's really impressive in Rhythm is the passion and commitment of young people figuring out how their bodies work.

Full Review… | March 29, 2007
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Audience Reviews for Rhythm Is It!

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The Rite of Spring comes to life on stage as I have never seen it before. It is fascinating to watch Stravinsky's music come to life through rehearsals with 250 young Berliners.

Michael9636
Michael W

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