I’m going to start this post with a disclaimer: I love me some “Breaking Pointe.” I feel like it’s one of the few mainstream portrayals of ballet that gets the feel of company life right. (Could I use a tad less drama? Definitely. But this is a show that airs on The CW, the network that brought us “Gossip Girl.” I’ll cut them a little slack.)
That said, when it was first announced that the show would follow Utah’s Ballet West, a teeny part of me wished it were about one of the big NYC ballet companies. Casting controversies in Salt Lake City are one thing; casting controversies in the Big Apple, the center of the U.S.’s ballet universe, are quite another.
Readers: My dreams have just come true.
Yesterday, New York City Ballet announced that AOL On, AOL’s online video platform, would begin airing an original docuseries following the company in September. “city.ballet” is produced and narrated by none other than Sarah Jessica Parker, a longtime NYCB fan (she studied at the School of American Ballet) and a member of the company’s board.
And just watch this preview. Just. Watch. This. Preview. Drama? Glamor? Bloody foot close-ups? Pensive shots of NYCB dancers pacing the city’s streets? Check, check, check and check. I can’t wait.