I'm going to take a wild guess that CBS News' "60 Minutes" isn't on your must-watch Sunday night TV lineup. While the investigative show highlights current events, politics and sports, there's not a whole lot of dance coverage. Unless, of course, She's involved. And you know who She is. Everyone—from Cookie Monster to Time Magazine to President Barack Obama—knows who She is.
Obviously, She is American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland (duh). And "60 Minutes" did a pretty darn great job with her profile for national TV. The 13-minute segment featured tons of classic Misty footage, interviews and photos (including a quick shout-out to Dance Spirit's sister publication Pointe!). Plus there was even a tiny peek at ABT's new version of The Sleeping Beauty—and a glimpse of Copeland's U.S. debut as Odette in The Washington Ballet's Swan Lake this past April.
Watch the segment below—and definitely don't leave out the "60 Minutes Overtime" clip underneath.
Dying to see Misty Copeland in person? ABT's NYC season begins this week! Visit abt.org for more info and tickets.
There's all kinds of New York City Ballet news this week! Yesterday, we heard about Henry Leutwyler's new book of behind-the-scenes photos of the company. And now the full video of the "60 Minutes" NYCB TV special, which aired on Sunday, is available online.
There's all kinds of great performance and rehearsal footage here, as well as a bit of company history. There are also three bonus segments only available online, including a clip of one of our favorites, Lauren Lovette, being adorable while demonstrating some of the principles of Balanchine technique.
Here's the television segment...
...and here are the bonus clips. Enjoy!