Dancing in a corps de ballet is deceptively hard — every person on stage needs to be completely coordinated, keeping up with the choreography but also keeping an eye on the other dancers in the corps. Every detail is important.
While the principal dancers and soloists have pressure to execute tricky, showy steps with personality and individuality, the corps has to be clean and precise, like elegant carbon copies of a single dancer. In the corps, you fear that moment when you accidentally turn right instead of left, relevé instead of plié, or miss a cue entirely. This video is to celebrate those moments: