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  • Avant explores a nation, a dance company, and three talented brothers as they evolve and discover their identities through the language of dance.

    Avant explores a nation, a dance company, and three talented brothers as they evolve and discover their identities through the language of dance.

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  • Julio Bocca in Sala Balzo during class.

    Julio Bocca in Sala Balzo during class.

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  • Dancer dressed for swan lake in the backstage, also some cleaning ladies looking to the rehearsal.

    Dancer dressed for swan lake in the backstage, also some cleaning ladies looking to the rehearsal.

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  • Rossina with a red jacket and a tutu in her hands.

    Rossina with a red jacket and a tutu in her hands.

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  • Picture of one of the class rooms with the graffiti "Ballet Nacional" on the wall.

    Picture of one of the class rooms with the graffiti "Ballet Nacional" on the wall.

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  • Dancers in the stage Swan Lake.

    Dancers in the stage Swan Lake.

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  • Julio Bocca talking to dancers during a class in the stage.

    Julio Bocca talking to dancers during a class in the stage.

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  • Director/Producer Juan Alvarez and Producer Virginia Bogliolo

    Director/Producer Juan Alvarez and Producer Virginia Bogliolo

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The Film

After retiring as a professional dancer, Julio Bocca, one of the most famous ballet dancers of modern times, accepts the challenge to direct a forgotten national ballet in Uruguay, which is based out of an unfinished theater.

A group of young dancers from varied backgrounds leave everything behind to audition for the resurrected national dance company.

Avant explores the contrast between the Argentine Bocca's quest for excellence and the daily life of this company, set in a changing scenery that frames the lives of dancers, workers, cleaners, and technicians. The film explores a dance company as it evolves, providing a view on who we are through what we do.

The Filmmakers

  1. Juan Alvarez NemeProducer/Director
  2. Virginia BoglioloProducer
  3. Pablo RattoExecutive Producer