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What Happens In Class Stays Forever

The dancers arrive at a studio, ready to dance. They start at the barre, moving through a series of exercises until...a dancer is wacked by another dancer's long leg in the face! The injured dancer mourns and her boyfriend comes to her rescue. The kicker feels guilty but is eager to help. The pas de deux couple and the kicker go off to seek first aid, as the remaining dancers continue with the class. This project illustrates the graceful components of a ballet class, at the same time, it also illustrates all the blood, sweat and tears behind that grace.

Year of production: 2015

Running Time: 8:15 min

Color / Sound

Music: Mendelssohn's "String Symphony No. 5"