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First Position

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By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – On stage, ballet is an exemplar of human grace: beautiful women float like feathers and handsome men lift them overhead with ease. Behind the fa ade of effortlessness lay incredible pain, sacrifice, competition and countless hours of practice. In FIRST POSITION, Bess Kargman documents the worlds on either side of the stage curtain as she follows six dancers competing in a prestigious ballet competition. She joins Doug on Wednesday to explore the human body's transformation into kinetic poetry.

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