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Blood, Sweat & Blisters - TV series

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Dutch television has begun airing a series titled Bloed, zweet en blaren, which goes behind the scenes at Dutch National Ballet. The series is in Dutch, of course, but there is lots to see, and English-language conversations are left undubbed. Each episode is about 35 minutes long.

episode 1: de catwalk op

http://avro.nl/bloedzweetenblaren/Player/20140320_Bloed_zweet_blaren_aflevering_1/?r=1

episode 2: The Sleeping Beauty

http://avro.nl/bloedzweetenblaren/Player/20130327_BZB_Aflevering_2/

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Thank you so much for these links!

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The last shot of Igone de Jongh turning around in her Aurora costume to show a backpack is priceless :)

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Thanks for the links! I had heard about this, but did not know how to "get" to it.

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I'm really enjoying this series. It's such a nice change from the drama of Breaking Pointe and even the show about the Royal NZ Ballet. Looking forward to the next episode!

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Is anyone else having trouble streaming this series? Mine stops every few seconds and it's driving me crazy... don't have this problem with anything else!

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Would it help to pause the stream and then resume watching it when a fair chunk of it is already loaded up?

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I tried, it won't pre-load. Might sneak in an after-work session to see if it's my home connection or just the country I live in!

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That is peculiar. I tried pre-loading the episode for the sake of argument and was successful. I hope you find a solution!

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Have you tried Firefox or Safari? Although I didn't encounter the problem you described, the players on these browsers seemed to allow pre-loading of the stream.

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I'm using Chrome. It does pre-load, but it still plays as terribly as it does when not pre-loaded. Strange! I will attempt another browser for next week's episode and hopefully that will help. Thank you for your assistance!

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Same trouble with Safari on an old iPad... But it was so worth it. I only wish there were subtitles.

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That is strange about the shaky, uneven streaming for some of you! I was wondering if it had anything to do with what countries you are in? I have no problems, but I am in Europe. Where are you who are having troubles? Could that be a reason? (or very likely I am just totally illiterate about these things)

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I'm in Brisbane, Australia which is a large city with good internet. I'm about to attempt Episode 6 so keep your fingers crossed :D

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Thank you Love-Ballet! That link worked! I've caught up!

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I just started watching these videos - very enjoyable so far. It's interesting how many people are choosing to speak in English.

Where did Anna Tsygankova learn her English? From Matthew Golding? ;)
It seems to me she must have been exposed to the language for a good long while to have become so fluent, but I thought she had always danced in Europe.

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