When Ballet Dancers Go Flying—with a Little Fairy Dust

posted by Jennifer Stahl on Thursday, Oct 17, 2013
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Behind the scenes of Nashville Ballet's Peter Pan. Photo by Anthony Matula, Courtesy NB.

What does it take for dancers to fly? The members of Nashville Ballet are currently finding out. Artistic director Paul Vasterling has built a whole new production of Peter Pan from scratch, and brought in performance flight experts ZFX to install a system in the company's warehouse that lets him choreograph movement in the air. From this behind the scenes video of the dancers learning the, well, ropes, it looks like a total blast! Check it out:

 

 

The dancers will bring Neverland to life with their new mid-air tricks this weekend, Oct. 18–20, at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.