Ballet is popping up everywhere lately – and with a much cheaper price tag than usual. Below is some information about where you can see ballet this summer from the comfort of your living room.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes – “Man on Fire”
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes recently released their video for “Man on Fire.” The music video features NYC residents doing various forms of physical performance; from a young cheerleading squad to the NYC Ballet, this video provides a refreshingly imperfect picture of local performance culture.
Breaking Pointe – A new series on the CW / Premiered Thursday, May 31st, 8/7c
Breaking Pointe chronicles Salt Lake City’s Ballet West, giving an intimate, behind-the-scenes view of a professional ballet company. If you watched the show last night, leave me a comment to let me know your thoughts!
Bunheads – A new series on ABC Family / Premieres Monday, June 11th, 9/8c
You’ll see from the clip below that ABC Family’s Bunheads is aimed at a younger audience than the CW’s Breaking Pointe. I’m not stoked about it because it looks to be a TV version of the constantly recycled dance movie plot (main character struggles and somehow wins a competition to save a dance studio/go to school, etc. and finds love and friends on the way), but I hope that it will surprise me. I’m also interested to see if any innovative choreography comes out of this show, or if the dance scenes will be more like the clip below.
So You Think You Can Dance – Season 9
Everyone knows that SYTYCD rocks the house year after year, and Season 9 will be no exception. But what I’m really excited for is Season 22-ish, when this babydoll gets to audition for real. This child understands dance improvisation like it ain’t no thang.