The Mariinsky At the Barre

August 11, 2014

Seeing my favorite dancers in performance is always a treat. But there’s something so compelling about watching them take class. What is their unadorned technique like? What kind of demeanor do they approach daily class with? What do they wear?

The Mariinsky Ballet has given The Telegraph exclusive access to its morning technique class, from pliés to reverence. You don’t want to miss it: It’s probably the most ridiculous display of turnout I’ve ever seen gathered in one room. Be sure to watch soon though. The videos will only be online until Wednesday, August 13.