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Huffington Post | 9 Women Who Are Changing The Way We View Body Image In Dance (9/11/14)

Huffington Post | 9 Women Who Are Changing The Way We View Body Image In Dance (9/11/14) | Big Ballet | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, The New York Times ran a profile on Kathryn Morgan, a former New York City Ballet soloist who, after suffering through a string of illnesses related to her under-functioning thyroid, has become some what of a beacon of body image a...
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Tomorr Kokona's curator insight, May 1, 2016 5:30 AM
Body diversity should not be an obstacle, it should be a celebrated aspect of dance.
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NY Times - What’s On Wednesday 6/4/14

NY Times - What’s On Wednesday 6/4/14 | Big Ballet | Scoop.it

10 P.M. (Ovation) BIG BALLET Wayne Sleep, the shortest man ever to become a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet in London, and Monica Loughman, a Russian-trained ballerina, audition their 18 plus-size amateur dancers for the lead in “Swan Lake.”

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Pointe magazine – Ovation's "Big Ballet" Confronts Body Stereotypes 6/1/14

Pointe magazine – Ovation's "Big Ballet" Confronts Body Stereotypes 6/1/14 | Big Ballet | Scoop.it
Pointe empowers ballet dancers to achieve their career goals through developing their technique, their artistry, and their self-confidence. Ballet at its best.
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DVR Alert: 'Big Ballet' Welcomes Dancers Of All Sizes - Entertainment - AllMediaNY 5/29/14

DVR Alert: 'Big Ballet' Welcomes Dancers Of All Sizes - Entertainment - AllMediaNY 5/29/14 | Big Ballet | Scoop.it
AllMediaNY - DVR Alert: 'Big Ballet' Welcomes Dancers Of All Sizes
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A look at this week’s top TV draws | Media Life Magazine (5/28/14)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28

10 p.m.                 Ovation                “Big Ballet” (R)   Series premiere. First episode of a three-part series following a plus-size amateur dance troupe.

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Ovation Premieres New Limited Series BIG BALLET Tonight (5/28/14)

Ovation Premieres New Limited Series BIG BALLET Tonight (5/28/14) | Big Ballet | Scoop.it
Ovation, America's only arts network, presents the U.S. television premiere of Big Ballet, the seat-gripping docu-series about making dreams come true for plus-sized dancers.
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Britain’s Big Ballet Docu-Series Premieres on Ovation This Wednesday | Dance Studio Life (5/24/14)

Britain’s Big Ballet Docu-Series Premieres on Ovation This Wednesday | Dance Studio Life (5/24/14) | Big Ballet | Scoop.it
Dancers need long limbs and willowy figures to make it in ballet, but not if they’re in Big Ballet, a three-episode reality series that premiers May 28 at 10pm on Ovation.
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Tonight's Best | TV | Entertainment Weekly - Big Ballet

Tonight's Best | TV | Entertainment Weekly - Big Ballet | Big Ballet | Scoop.it

Keep the snide Sugar Plum Fairy jokes to yourself: This engrossing reality show, which plucks 18 plus-size dancers from obscurity for a special production of Swan Lake, is poignant without being manipulative and gripping without ever mocking its subjects. In short: Big Ballet is totally on pointe.A-— Hillary Busis

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Ovation’s Big Ballet: Don’t Miss Out and Send a Message | The Kurvy Life 5/20/14

Big Ballet show coming to TV
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Big Ballet Gets US Premiere | Big Curvy Love 5/5/14

Big Ballet Gets US Premiere | Big Curvy Love 5/5/14 | Big Ballet | Scoop.it
UK reality TV show Big Ballet gets US premiere date! Wednesday May 28th 10pm Est on Ovation. Big Curvy Love has been excited about this since the UK premiere and can’t wait for it to hit American screens.  It’s a three-part series following a plus-size amateur troupe on their way to putting on a production ...
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Ovation to Premiere New Limited Series BIG BALLET, 5/28 - Broadway World (4/29/14)

Ovation to Premiere New Limited Series BIG BALLET, 5/28 - Broadway World (4/29/14) | Big Ballet | Scoop.it
Ovation to Premiere New Limited Series BIG BALLET, 5/28
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Ovation, America's only arts network, presents the U.S. television premiere of Big Ballet, the seat-gripping docu-series about making dreams come true for plus-sized dancers.
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Huffington Post | 17 Ballet Icons Who Are Changing The Face Of Dance Today 8/6/14

Huffington Post | 17 Ballet Icons Who Are Changing The Face Of Dance Today 8/6/14 | Big Ballet | Scoop.it

And for more on body positive ballet endeavors, we suggest checking out projects like the "Big Ballet" series on Ovation TV and this past article featured in Pointe Magazine.

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Examiner.UK - Plus sized dancers from region step into global limelight after Big Ballet airs in USA 6/3/14

Examiner.UK - Plus sized dancers from region step into global limelight after Big Ballet airs in USA 6/3/14 | Big Ballet | Scoop.it
It is the latest good news for the trio, whose show has also been nominated for a national TV award
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DanceShirtsOnline's curator insight, June 9, 2014 9:34 AM

Emma Wilson (2nd from right), one of the Big Ballet dance stars, wears a tshirt that reads "Believe in Yourself". Good advice for dancers of any size and ability!

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A Big Fan of Big Ballet | Beyond Mommying Blog - 5/30/14

A Big Fan of Big Ballet | Beyond Mommying Blog - 5/30/14 | Big Ballet | Scoop.it

I just finished watching the first episode of Big Ballet, Ovation network’s newest mini-series which chronicles a former Royal Ballet dancer’s mission to stage Swan Lake using ballet dancers that are considered too large for the mainstream ballet world.  I have to say: I’m hooked and can’t wait for the next episode!

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Your Family Viewer - Big Ballet a Nicer Reality Show 5/28/14

Your Family Viewer - Big Ballet a Nicer Reality Show 5/28/14 | Big Ballet | Scoop.it
BIG BALLET Who will want to watch? - All ages, all sizes How safe is it? - Almost completely safe How good is it? - On one hand, it's a reality show and rather blah that way, but on the other hand,...
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Going Big No Matter Our Size | HourGlassy 5/28/14

Going Big No Matter Our Size | HourGlassy 5/28/14 | Big Ballet | Scoop.it

Tonight the British reality show Big Ballet makes its stateside premiere on Ovation, and I so wish I had cable because aren’t these images absolutely enticing?

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USA TODAY - DVR alert: 'Big Ballet' welcomes dancers of all sizes (5/28/14)

USA TODAY - DVR alert: 'Big Ballet' welcomes dancers of all sizes (5/28/14) | Big Ballet | Scoop.it
Ever since the start of his career, dancer and choreographer Wayne Sleep has been changing perceptions of ballet. Sleep, the shortest dancer ever to debut on London's Royal Ballet stage, insists that the art
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Post-Gazette - Tuned In: Networks want to reel you in this summer (5/24/14)

"Big Ballet" (10 p.m. Wednesday, Ovation): Docuseries about untraditionally sized ballet dancers.

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Big Ballet reality series airs on Ovation - Wall Street Journal

Big Ballet reality series airs on Ovation - Wall Street Journal | Big Ballet | Scoop.it
Dancers need long limbs and willowy figures to make it in ballet, but not if they're in "Big Ballet," a new three-episode reality series.
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Big Boned And Bouncy: Ovation Brings 'Big Ballet' To Smallscreen - Monsters & Critics (5/12/14)

Big Boned And Bouncy: Ovation Brings 'Big Ballet' To Smallscreen - Monsters & Critics (5/12/14) | Big Ballet | Scoop.it
Some dancers are quite meaty and can dance on their toes just like a rail-thin prima ballerina.
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Breaking News - Ovation Raises the Curtain on "Big Ballet" - The New Limited Series Premieres Wednesday, May 28 | TheFutonCritic.com (4/29/14)

Ovation Raises the Curtain on Big Ballet

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