Monday, January 16, 2012
The Secret Lives of Dancers
Think you know what happens when the curtain goes down? Think again. Season Two is now showing!
Peep behind the curtains and into the private world of
professional ballet dancers in Season Two of TV3's observational
documentary series. Follow the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company as
they rehearse, cast and then tour their highly acclaimed The
Meridian Season of The Sleeping Beauty.
With an unprecedented all access pass, the series goes behind the
glitz and the glamour of showbiz into the dressing rooms, hotel
rooms and even the dancers' homes to expose the gruelling training
schedules, the fierce competition for roles, and the devastation an
injury can bring for a dancer.
Through the deeply personal journeys of these extraordinary
dancers we also find out what happens when romance between dancers
moves off-stage, explore the hierarchy of the company and witness
the heartache when things don't go to plan.
See behind the scenes the workings of a major production, from the
choreography and rehearsals, to the costuming and the sets, and the
logistics of touring a professional production around the
Funny, candid and revealing this fresh new series will challenge
stereotypes and change the way we think about ballet dancers
1 is available On Demand