If you're missing Teen Vogue's "Strictly Ballet" web series, and the behind-the-scenes access it offered, you'll love the new video they released last week—this time peeking into a rehearsal of the ABT Studio Company.
The promising young dancers performed at the Joyce Theater last weekend, and in the video, they're preparing for the New York premiere of Murmuration, by British choreographer George Williamson. (Some have since been promoted into the company.) We get a sense of their determination, focus and artistry as they work through difficult phrases and absorb his directions. And Williamson talks about his artistic process and his experience working with the dancers. “You give them the material, but you can’t tell them how to take every step," he says at one point. "I think that’s part of learning to be a mature dancer.”
The video also captures the smaller moments and details that make the rehearsal process beautiful, like a younger student standing in the doorway to watch, or a pointe shoe-clad foot slowly turning in a circle on the studio floor. Check it out below: