Maybe tiny….but not so pretty?
Long winter nights and lockdown are the perfect excuses to binge on some addictive TV. And for all dance lovers, Netflix’s new drama ‚Tiny Pretty Things‘ is just the treat we’ve all been waiting for!
This new 10 episode drama depicts the daily life of ballet students at an elite ballet academy in Chicago and is based on the book series of the same name, by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton.
But as you would expect in any TV drama – this dance school is anything but ordinary. Get ready for a school full of harassment, eating disorders, backstabbing, pill addictions and of course an over demanding choreographer! Throw in an unsolved crime, ballet ‘mummies‘, broken hearts, inappropriate affairs and it all adds up to some great viewing.
For any dance lover, ‘Tiny Pretty Things’ is a great chance to learn more about the daily routine of a ballet school. Even if morning class in this school seems less like school and more like a nightmare – with its competitive atmosphere, cruel teachers and endless demanding dance routines. In this school, the students never feel that they can really make the grade.
Neveah, one of the lead characters sums up the mood perfectly:
„Always something hurts. Somewhere on your body, there’s pain – an ache that comes from pushing beyond what any person was ever meant to do.
Aside from the obvious cliches, there are some fantastic dancing scenes in the series, from hiphop to classical ballet. Most of the main characters are professional dancers – Michael Hsu Rosen, a New Yorker who plays Frenchman Nabil, has been starring on Broadway since he was 17. Daniela Norman, as June , trained with the English National Ballet and appeared in the West End production of An American in Paris.
Link to Netflix
In German it’s called : Dein letztes Solo