My ballet-related Netflix surfing continues…
First up was the sequel to Street Dance (3D), Street Dance 2 (what’s next, the threequel being called Street Dance 1 LOL). As it was not ballet related whatsover, I quickly grew bored and didn’t finish watching it…
I then searched for the word “Dance”. And up pops Dance Academy.
I see this show is from 2010. As a person who doesn’t watch tv, not counting Netflix, I’m used to being behind the times. Whatever.
Besides, when I get into a show I like to watch all the seasons through. I’m not big on end-of-season cliffhangers.
So I decided to watch it. This will keep me occupied, as well as my home practice sessions, on the ballet-related front until my next class.
Opening scene: young girl doing barre out in the great outdoors (a pasture for livestock, we find out). Ok, you got my attention. But then, the quote “… in another life I could fly, and that’s why, in this life, I dance.” Whoa! Blew My Mind. I felt like “Girl, get out of my head!”
We’ll see how I feel about this show by the time I’m done watching it (I just finished the first episode). So far I like the scenes that involve dancing and class, but the other scenes are, I don’t know… boring? Predictable? Unrealistic? (How is even possible for something to be both predictable and unrealistic anyway?)
The outdoor dancing scene from the first episode is amazing, the main character, Tara, looked so happy while dancing. I loved watching it – and rewinding and rewatching – but at the same time the logistics was bothering me. Is it possible to dance en pointe on grass?
Sometimes it’s hard for me to suspend disbelief and enjoy movies. That’s why I usually just end up watching documentaries and ballet…
Oh, and it’s apparently on youtube as well.
But I like subtitles (they keep me from getting bored when there’s no pretty dancing to look at), so Netflix it is.