Vertical Belles
Vertical Belles

Vertical Belles

2016 | 45 minutes  | 

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  • Director: Tom Strnad
  • Cast: Kristin Nunes
  • Awards: Remi Winner - Best Arts and Culture Documentary - Worldfest Houston 2016
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Kristin Nunes combines ballet with Cirque du Soleil-like acrobatics to bring the awe-inspiring art of aerial ballet to the small town of Collingwood in Canada. Director Tom Strnad captures her aerial silks troupe’s motivations, dreams, their backgrounds, practice routines, injury-concerns, and the most pressing issue for Kristin: the threat of losing members to greener pastures. Months into filming the two-year project, some younger members opt to move cities for various reasons. Will this cause the troupe to lose its sync before an upcoming important performance?