An homage to “women of a certain age”! Their beauty is much more than skin deep, enhanced by wisdom, life experience and achievements. A beauty pageant for women over 50 inspires RTD writer and director, Alyona Simikina, to document her own mother’s life.
Extended version. The famous Vaganova Ballet Academy in St.Petersburg welcomes the most talented and determined young dancers, who are willing to dedicate their lives to ballet. Director's cut.
Many young girls dream of becoming ballerinas, but only very few are prepared to apply the all-out effort and make the sacrifices that this dream demands. The Vaganova Ballet Academy in St.Petersburg welcomes the most talented and determined young dancers, but it makes them no promises.
Six months ago RTD first visited the village of Kalachi in Kazakhstan, where people are affected by a mysterious “sleeping sickness”. Have the scientists come any closer to identifying the cause of the curious affliction? RTD returns to the “sleepy hollow” to find out.