BunheadsSummer TV series
Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:57 PM
Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:47 PM
So far, ballet is a peripheral element in the big picture.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:21 AM
Those teen girls are definitely trained dancers even if many of them don't have the body type classical ballet asks for.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 12:39 PM
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 12:45 PM
I much prefer the Sutton Foster character so far to Lauren Graham's, but Alexis Bledel's to any of the girls so far.
Posted 30 June 2012 - 08:01 PM
Posted 05 July 2012 - 05:24 AM
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:45 PM
The initial scene with the Las Vegas showgirls included women of color...as women of all colors do get jobs in Vegas.
The geography is kind of weird. In episode 4 Fanny says that Ojai is "that slum" 30 miles to the north. In the same episode, Fanny and Michelle visit Oxnard (also to the north of Paradise). There are passing references to other southern California towns (Montecito, Carpinteria). Culturally, Paradise reminds me vaguely of a town like Carpinteria, although the geographic hints would place Paradise closer to Point Mugu.
I know this area pretty well, having lived in Santa Barbara for many years. TBH, these beach towns are not terribly diverse, if by diverse one means having significant numbers of African American families. Ventura County as a whole is about 2 percent African American. So I would agree that the demographics are accurately portrayed.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:40 PM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:55 PM
Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:46 PM
Although the plot line doesn't necessarily apply to dance, the inclusion of choreography, for me, does have a lot of significance. Not only are the ladies fine actresses, but they do quite commendably as dancers.
The choreography is often very interesting. It can be commentary on the art form and it can be highly inventive. For instance, last Monday's show began with a very respectable ballet performance, containing a very clever, ongoing verbal dialogue between several of the lead dancers. I don't think that I've ever seen this before.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:19 PM
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