A Look at "city.ballet." Episode 3

November 19, 2013

This waiting a full week between episodes of “city.ballet” thing has been hard: Did Silas Farley and Claire Von Enck make it into NYCB’s corps de ballet? The suspense has been killing me! But I got answers in Episode 3, which is all about the corps.

While many dancers move quickly up the ranks of the company, there are some who stay in the corps their entire careers. Often, moving up just takes time—like for Georgina Pazcoguin, who spent 10 years in the corps before being promoted to soloist.

“For me, I feel like I’m constantly carrying a big bag of rocks up a hill. When one falls out, you have to go back and get it. You get stronger and stronger every time you keep doing this, but it’s just exhausting.” —Harrison Ball, corps de ballet

Watch every episode now or join in on my one-episode-per-week challenge at dancemagazine.com. (Click “Related” in the upper right hand corner of the video to navigate between episodes.)