Dance Ballerina, Dance

BBC2, 1998
Director: Jill Marshall

Royal Ballet star Deborah Bull presents her own view of how the woman's role has changed in 20th century ballet in Dance Ballerina, Dance. 'Why,' she asks, 'is practically every woman I dance created by a man?' In performance with Adam Cooper and in rehearsal with Lynn Seymour, Deborah explores the work of five influential choreographers, 'dressing up' in a tutu for the Rose Adagio from Petipa's Sleeping Beauty and 'dressing down' for American William Forsythe's Herman Schmerman of a century later. She and Adam Cooper dance pas de deux from Sir Frederick Ashton's Two Pigeons, Balanchine's neo-classical Duo Concertante and Sir Kenneth MacMillan's The Invitation