Pointe, premiering Thursday, May
31, at 8 p.m. ET, will show all
that beauty and grace of ballet comes with a price.
Pink slippers and frilly
tutus may come to mind when you hear the word “ballerina.” But The CW’s new
Though ballerinas may make
their dances seem effortless, their calm poise and elegant moves are masking
the extreme pressures and battles they’re facing internally. With cutthroat
competition, intensive practice and unfailing determination, these dancers are
Breaking Pointe gives viewers an unscripted look at Ballet West in Salt Lake City,
where ballerinas strive for perfection and nothing less. You’ll see what really
happens when the lights aren’t on and the curtains aren’t up—talented, but
exhausted dancers who push through the blood, sweat and tears to perfect an art
form. Inevitable jealousy and dirty politics play a larger role in the ballet
scene than you may think.
Want to clear up the
misconceptions and know the real
stories that go on behind the scenes of a ballet company (while also looking at
some of the most beautiful dance performances around)?
Look no further. The hard work and dedication that these true athletes have
just might push you to your “breaking
Snag a peek at the action below…
Be sure to tune in to the Breaking Pointe series premiere May 31
on The CW. Then come back and let us know your thoughts.
Are you a ballerina? What’s
the toughest thing you’ve dealt with in dance? Blog about it, babes.
BY KELLY GIERON ON 5/23/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN entertainment, television, dance, ballet