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. Each episode is about 6 minutes, and I watched them all in one blast last night. You hear from apprentices who are trying desperately to get into the company, corps de ballet members who are hoping to stand out, soloists who feel stuck in the ranks and principals feeling all eyes upon them. It’s inspiring and fascinating, and another example of how it’s hard to make something look easy.
(A bunch of little ones auditioning for the school! Those little bellies!)
P.S. Toby taking ballet.
(Photos of the School of American Ballet auditions by Greg Gilbert/Seattle Times and Jason DeCrow)