Rhythm Is It! (2003)

Rhythm Is It!
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 45mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Sir Rimon Rattle Actor n/a 1 1000001
Royston Maldoom Actor n/a 1 1000002
Thomas Grube Director n/a 2 2000001
Enrique Sanchez Lansch Director n/a 2 2000002
Uwe Dierks Producer n/a 3 3000001
Andrea Thilo Producer n/a 3 3000002
Thomas Grube Producer n/a 3 3000003
Uwe Dierks Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Frank Evers Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Rene Dame Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Marcus Winterbauer Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000002
Dirk Grau Editor n/a 172 7000001
Martin Hoffman Editor n/a 172 7000002
Karim Sebastian Elias Music n/a 120781 8000001
Igor Stravinsky Music n/a 120781 8000002
Pascal Capitolin Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Michael Laube Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Tom Korr Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000003
Synopsis
Documents the most elaborate and ambitious education project of the Berlin Philharmonic in 2003: Igor Stravinsky's "Le Sacre du Printemps," a dance spectacle bringing together 250 Berlin children and young people from 25 nations and very different social backgrounds, who up until this point have had no contact with either classical music or one another. The rehearsal process provides the teenagers with musically creative and socially integrative experiences that have a lasting effect on them. Characterising his approach with the motto, "You can change your life in a dance class," the British choreographer Royston Maldoom shows the children and young people the creativity, abilities and potentials they have within them - an experience that enables them to face life with greater self-confidence. Parallel to the moving experiences of the children and young people, the first cinema film about the work of the Berlin Philharmonic contains extensive footage of this world-famous orchestra and its new chief conductor Sir Simon Rattle in rehearsal. Throughout the story, the pulse of Stravinsky's powerful music is ever present. The archaic force of "Le Sacre du Printemps" generates the energy that brings together 250 young people and 128 musicians and propels them towards their performance, the climax of a journey that will change their lives.