The Curtain Rises: The Story of Phyllis Papa & The Atlantic City Ballet

The Curtain Rises: The Story of Phyllis Papa & The Atlantic City Ballet

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For more than four decades, as Atlantic City experienced its ups and downs, one constant endured: the high quality and professionalism of Atlantic City Ballet. Director Phyllis Papa, at the close of her personal dance career, had what some considered the audacity to bring classical, musical art to a destination known for the disharmony of slot machines. This unlikely combination brought Atlantic City an unexpected recognition, where the beauty of ballet is expressed near where gamblers roll the dice, where tourists stroll the boards, where the ocean dances along the sand.

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For more than four decades, as Atlantic City experienced its ups and downs, one constant endured: the high quality and professionalism of Atlantic City Ballet. Director Phyllis Papa, at the close of her personal dance career, had what some considered the audacity to bring classical, musical art to a destination known for the disharmony of slot machines. This unlikely combination brought Atlantic City an unexpected recognition, where the beauty of ballet is expressed near where gamblers roll the dice, where tourists stroll the boards, where the ocean dances along the sand.

This documentary captures the beauty and professionalism of the Atlantic City Ballet. And it also tells the story of its founder and artistic director, Phyllis Papa.