Tag Archives: Sierra Leone

Dutch National Ballet | FILM RIGHTS AUTOBIOGRAPHY

March 26, 2015

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FILM RIGHTS AUTOBIOGRAPHY MICHAELA DEPRINCE BOUGHT BY MGM Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has acquired the rights to the Michaela DePrince and Elaine DePrince’s children’s novel Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina. MGM will adapt the book into a feature length film with Alloy Entertainment. The book follows Michaela DePrince’s life as an orphan in war-torn Sierra […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Taking Flight – Michaela & Elaine DePrince

September 14, 2014

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Ballet News Reviews | Taking Flight – Michaela & Elaine DePrince You probably won’t recognise the name Mabinty Bangura. You may have heard of Michaela DePrince, the extraordinarily flexible dancer from Sierra Leone whose story has been published for young adults. DePrince lived in Sierra Leone, West Africa, during the civil war, and the horrors […]

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Ballet News reviews | First Position

April 28, 2012

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Ballet News reviews | First Position First Position is a documentary film, following the fortunes of seven children between the ages of 10-17 (during filming) as they compete for scholarships at the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) in 2010. YAGP is an annual competition for students aged 9-19 and the final is held in New York, where only […]

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