Ballet Dancers Never Die

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Ballet training often starts before a child is seven, demanding intense discipline and hard work.

What toll does such single-minded commitment take on the development of a young person? In the first of two programmes, Nicola Barranger looks at the pain and the pleasure of the quest to be a ballet dancer.

198B011998041719980907

Ballet training often starts before a child is seven, demanding intense discipline and hard work.

What toll does such single-minded commitment take on the development of a young person? In the first of two programmes, Nicola Barranger looks at the pain and the pleasure of the quest to be a ballet dancer.

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`They Just Lose Their Pointe'.

Many is the little girl who exclaims that she wants to be a ballet dancer.

Few, however, will realise that their performing can only be a first career.

Finding a job in the `real world' is not easy when all you have known has been strict discipline and crippling schedules.

In the second of two programmes, Nicola Barranger examines just how the fairy (or elf) copes at forty.

198B02 LAST1998042419980914

`They Just Lose Their Pointe'.

Many is the little girl who exclaims that she wants to be a ballet dancer.

Few, however, will realise that their performing can only be a first career.

Finding a job in the `real world' is not easy when all you have known has been strict discipline and crippling schedules.

In the second of two programmes, Nicola Barranger examines just how the fairy (or elf) copes at forty.