"Balancé" is a short documentary telling the story of working ballet dancer, Laura Purkiss. She is a soloist with Birmingham Royal Ballet with a unique difference; she is also Laura Tye; mother of two.

Director:

Ian Winstanley

Writer:

Paul Griffin

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Laura Tye Purkiss Laura Tye Purkiss ... Self
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The portrait of Laura not only affirms the difficulties of balancing everyday family life with the hard work and dedication it takes to dance with a world class ballet company; but seeks to uncover the social challenges in returning to the work place after child birth. Laura fell in love with ballet at the age of 8, a reluctant beginner who found it difficult to fit in at first but with family support and natural ability went on to ballet school in London 3 years later and soon after found employment with Birmingham Royal Ballet, where she continues working as a Soloist. In this time Laura made the tough decision to start a family, a rare thing in the ballet world. Her two children were both delivered by Cesarean section. With family support and Birmingham Royal Ballet, Laura has returned to work and to the requisite fitness to continue performing at a top level. A day in life for Laura is not easy, but she maintains a steadfast approach to her family and career. Laura shines a light ... Written by Paul Griffin

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Mother. Dancer.

Genres:

Documentary | Short

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The film is an independent production by Blue Gecko Studios and Griffin Productions in association with the Birmingham Royal Ballet. The all Birmingham crew were granted exclusive access to the Birmingham Royal Ballet and backstage at The Lowry, Salford. Filming also took place at Laura's home and Moseley Dance Centre. See more »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2016 (UK) See more »

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16:9 HD
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