Weekend Viewing: Sarah Jessica Parker’s ‘City Ballet’ on AOL

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It’s no secret that I’m a huge Sarah Jessica Parker fan, so it’s surprising that I didn’t know about the 12-part documentary series she produced for AOL until I read about it on A Cup Of Jo. (Note to SJP, this is why you should use Twitter more). City Ballet premiered this fall, and takes an intimate look at the competitive world of the New York City Ballet. Sarah Jessica narrates the series, which is split up into bite-sized 6 minute episodes, and it’s absolutely brilliant!

Forget all memories of Black Swan and put City Ballet onto your weekend watch list – I promise you won’t regret it. It’s impossible not to have mad-respect for the dancers’ discipline and athleticism. I’ll never watch a ballet in the same way again… And lucky for me I’m actually going to The Nutcracker next week with Birchbox. We’re being treated to a backstage tour at the Royal Opera House, so if I’m able to I’ll share photos etc I’ll do so next week.

View the first episode after the jump and click here to watch the entire series. I binged on all 12 episodes at once and now regret working my way through it so fast!


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Watch City Ballet online now at AOL. Have you already devoured this series too? Or are you saving it for the weekend?

Image credit: Jason Schmidt for Vogue Russia Feb 2011 [source]
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  • http://www.frommydiningtable.com/ Skye

    My goodness – I’m so glad that you posted this or I would never have heard of it. And that would have been a tragedy. It sounds like just my kind of thing. I can’t remember if it was on the BBC or Channel 4, but about two years ago they did a three part inside documentary of the ENB and it was absolutely fascinating. And completely and utterly inspirational.

    • cocos_tea_party

      Well definitely add this to your watch list. I’m sure you won’t be disapointed!

  • Fashion Follows Her

    I love the ballet, swan lake is my all time fave! http://fashionfollowsher.com/

  • Shay

    I knew ballet was hard and competitive, but even just watching this first bit I’m blown away. Definitely going to be watching the rest of this over the weekend. Thanks for sharing!