Darcey's Ballerina Heroines - BBC Two
This Spring BBC Two and Four are showing a series of programmes featuring ballet as part of their BBC Ballet Season. In this first programme Darcey Bussell tells the stories of the amazing ballerinas who inspired her and made ballet what it is today.
Bussell spent two decades at the top, performing all the great roles in the classical repertoire and becoming one of ballet’s most famous faces. In this film she explores the history of the ballerina through the female ballet stars who came before her, discovering the women who broke the rules and reveals what it takes to be one of the greats.
BBC 2 Saturday March 1 2104
Transmission time to be confirmed
Part of the BBC Ballet Season
“This promises to be a fascinating series of programmes which will give viewers a real glimpse behind the scenes of the ballet world and showcase some exceptional footage.” Janice Hadlow, Controller, BBC Two and BBC Four
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