FLESH AND BONE Wed (from 28 Dec) M-Net Edge (*102) 21:35 Ep 1

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Eight- episode mini-se­ries Flesh And Bone (2015) sees a tal­ented by trou­bled bal­le­rina hired to re­store the Amer­i­can Bal­let Com­pany to its for­mer glory when their age­ing star dancer is in­jured.

Lead stars Sarah Hay 1

(Claire) and Irina Dvorovenko (Ki­ira) are both pro­fes­sional bal­let dancers who stud­ied and danced at New York’s Amer­i­can Bal­let The­ater.

Most of the dancers 2

are real-life bal­let stars – the pro­duc­ers didn’t want to waste money hav­ing to cast body dou­bles.

Sarah re­fused to 3

watch the show and left the pre­mière early be­cause she worried that she’d ob­sess over “any lit­tle mis­takes in my danc­ing that I’d see af­ter­wards”.

Show cre­ator Moira 4

Wal­ley-Beck­ett was a writer and pro­ducer on drama se­ries Break­ing Bad (2008-2013).

The cast woke up at 5

4am daily to get into a proper bal­let rou­tine. NB! See more on p59.

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