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