Ballet bullying

The English National Ballet, subject to financial stresses, has offered itself up as a subject for a BBC4 documentary, The Agony and the Ecstasy. In the first episode, its former artistic director, Derek Deane, abuses dancers in a rehearsal for his arena production of Swan Lake. Deane’s history with the company is not good and age has not mellowed his style, if you can call it ‘style’.

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