Saturday, March 10, 2012

Got it bad for ballet?

Black Swan can only take you so far. Besides, its wickedness can wear you down after awhile and you might start to think, what else is out there to make me wish of ballerinas and guys in tights?

Christian and Abby!

TeenNick is showing old episodes of an Australian teen show DANCE ACADEMY. The show ran in 2010 and is on the comeback here in America. It has a unique and quirky cast. On Dance Academy you find the naive and country girl (Xenia Goodwin). She has to face her wicked roommate Abby (Dena Kaplan). Add in the IT guy dancer Ethan (Tim Pocock who's actually an opera singer in real life) and oh so much dance drama. Although, its Jordan Rodrique's Christian that makes the show for me.


For all the unsung heroes in the back line of the corps de ballet…
Sophie Flack  

If that can't quite quince your thirst for the real ballet, then try BUNHEADS by Sophie Flack.

Sutton Foster in ABC Family's BUNHEADS

ABC Family has given the greenlight to the new drama series BUNHEADS, it was announced by Michael Riley, president, ABC Family.
Executive-produced by Amy Sherman-Palladino (“Gilmore Girls”) Bunheads stars Sutton Foster as Michelle, a Las Vegas showgirl who impulsively marries a man and moves to his sleepy coastal town, and takes an uneasy role at her new mother-in-law’s dance school.-TV show

We all want bigger and better parts. It’s ingrained in us- the drive to succeed is as natural to us as breathing.
Sophie Flack “Bunheads”

As a dancer with the ultra-prestigious Manhattan Ballet Company, nineteen-year-old Hannah Ward juggles intense rehearsals, dazzling performances and complicated backstage relationships. Up until now, Hannah has happily devoted her entire life to ballet.

But when she meets a handsome musician named Jacob, Hannah's universe begins to change, and she must decide if she wants to compete against the other "bunheads" in the company for a star soloist spot or strike out on her own in the real world. Does she dare give up the gilded confines of the ballet for the freedoms of everyday life?-book description

Also VARIOUS POSITIONS by Martha Schabas might be your cup of tea.

Trapped between the hormone-driven world of her friends and the discontent of her dysfunctional family, fourteen-year-old Georgia is only completely at ease when she's dancing. When she is accepted into Canada's preeminent ballet school, Georgia thinks it is the perfect escape. Artistic Director Roderick Allen singles her out as a star, subjecting her to increasingly intensive training, and Georgia obsesses about becoming the perfect, disciplined student. But as she spends more and more time with Roderick, it's not so clear exactly what their relationship means. Is he her teacher and mentor, or is there something more? These blurred lines will threaten both Roderick's future at the academy and Georgia's ambitions as a ballerina.-book description




Cafe Fashionista said...

Not only do I need to see this show, I NEED to read BUNHEADS. :)

Winnie said...

Oh this sounds interesting, definitely something my little sister would be interested in!

meg said...

I love dance academy!