A brilliant video has been circling around the ballet bubble world in the last few days. It's a simple, elegant pas de deux but something about it is not usual. It's not between a man and a woman, but instead between two women.
They rarely touch. They never lift each other. But they move symbiotically and carry each other through the space. The aim with this short duet is to present what is the female dancer and her strengths. It's also disrupting the fixation on a traditional ballet pas de deux which has a male partnering a female. This depicts a hopeful transition for breaking gender norms in the ballet world.
Directed by Andrew Margetson, choreographed by Kristen McNally, and danced by Royal Ballet dancers, Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Yasmine Naghdi.