17 episodes

In every ballet studio, there is a wall of mirrors. It reflects the people within. They’re part of a closed, elite group that asks for sacrifice and devotion from its members. This insular community produces iconic artists. It’s founded on a strict power structure, often with one man at the top. By tracing the origins of this unusual lifestyle, starting with the legacy of choreographer George Balanchine and the intimate stories of young dancers, we expose the beauty of an artform and the complexity of ballet culture.

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In every ballet studio, there is a wall of mirrors. It reflects the people within. They’re part of a closed, elite group that asks for sacrifice and devotion from its members. This insular community produces iconic artists. It’s founded on a strict power structure, often with one man at the top. By tracing the origins of this unusual lifestyle, starting with the legacy of choreographer George Balanchine and the intimate stories of young dancers, we expose the beauty of an artform and the complexity of ballet culture.

    S2: Ep 1 - Only I Can See You

    S2: Ep 1 - Only I Can See You

    PART ONE - "He used to say, 'What are you looking at dear? You can't see you. Only I can see you.'"

     

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    • 44 min
    S2: Ep 2 - Ritual Healing

    S2: Ep 2 - Ritual Healing

    PART TWO - "I would experiment a little. I would go to the theater, and the lights would go down, and I would say, 'Okay, I'm going to give you my mood. I'm going to give you all these troubles, and you do something with it,' said I to the stage. And then I would walk out, and I felt like somebody had rinsed me."For more content, follow us on Instagram @RococoPunchTRANSCRIPT - https://www.rococopunch.com/turningtranscripts
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    • 38 min
    S2: Ep 3 - Risk All

    S2: Ep 3 - Risk All

    PART THREE - "There are no windows, because we don't need windows, because the outside world doesn't matter. He was God in the theater. Ever observing, ever present. Are you a patriot? Are you a citizen? Are you willing to do whatever I ask you to do?"

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    • 40 min
    Introducing S2: The Turning: Room of Mirrors

    Introducing S2: The Turning: Room of Mirrors

    A closed, elite group asks for sacrifice and extreme devotion from its members. It produces elegant dancers, but at what cost?
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    S1: Ep 1 - No Turning Back

    S1: Ep 1 - No Turning Back

    PART ONE - We enter a hidden world behind convent walls to learn what it’s like for a young sister to join the Missionaries of Charity. MC sisters take strict vows of poverty, chastity, obedience, and wholehearted and free service to the poorest of the poor. As aspirants, they start to learn the rules of this closed society, one that contains secret ceremonies and countless rituals

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    This series was inspired by Mary Johnson’s memoir, “An Unquenchable Thirst.” Find it HERE - https://amzn.to/3whsTeO

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    • 49 min
    S1: Ep 2 - Love, To Be Real, Has To Hurt

    S1: Ep 2 - Love, To Be Real, Has To Hurt

    PART TWO - The sisters learn more about sacrificial love and what it means to be married to Jesus. Mother Teresa believed suffering brings you closer to Christ, so the sisters look for opportunities for sacrifice – including sacrifices Mary never expected. She also meets a charismatic sister who makes her question whether God’s love is enough.

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    • 46 min

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