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Seeking Perfection in Ballet


In this film outtake, Daniil Simkin, a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, performs excerpts from Benjamin Millepied’s Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once (2009). Kevin McKenzie, artistic director of American Ballet Theatre, Simkin, and Susan Jaffe, a former American Ballet Theatre dancer (1980-2002), all speak about ballet dancers’ constant search for perfection.