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City.Ballet: Behind the scenes at NYCB

Have you guys heard of city.ballet? It’s a twelve-part online documentary series about New York City Ballet, narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker.

via A CUP OF JO: Ballet is tough.

I am obsessed with ballet. It was my very first style of dance, and I will probably never lose that part of me that looked at a pair of pointe shoes with awe and dreamed of being a principal ballerina.

Of course, I won’t ever be a principal ballerina. I’m right around the age when a lot of professional dancers retire. But I still love going to the ballet, I love the combination of magic and grit in ballet. And I will never tire of those behind-the-scenes glimpses of ballet companies. (My favorite part of working for a modern dance company was getting invited into the studio to watch rehearsals!)

So of course, I jumped out of my seat when I heard about the City.Ballet documentary series. It contains 12 snippets of ballet life: The pressure. The hierarchy. The joys and the pain. It’s a great introduction if you have no idea what a ballet company is like, and it’s a perfect opportunity for people like me to dream about what might have been.

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  1. Hello Rachel,

    This is Franck from “Tails from Paris” and “Sous nos Couettes”.
    We have exchanged technical issues mails those last months.

    Sorry to bother you on your blog but this is the only way I found.

    I do encounter a serious problem with “Sous nos Couettes” : it has been suspended by WP and I do not manage to understand why this happens. I do not get any answer from them.

    This is very serious for me as my business is directly connected to this blog : this suspension puts my activity in danger at this Christmas crucial period & I really do not understand neither know what are the reasons of this situation.

    If I did something wrong, I did not mean it at all. And noone from WP ever told me my actions were objectionable.

    Thank you for your understanding.
    Sorry again for the inconvenience but this is emergency situation for me.

    With my regards,
    Franck JOUIN

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