BALLERINOS reflects the conversation, Laura Gilson had with three professional male ballet dancers. Together they explored the dancer's journey of pursuing ballet as a career. A course with many struggles, such as bullying, homophobia and the many sacrifices they had to make in order to achieve their live's dream. Ballet is a delicate, aesthetically beautiful Art form, full of emotions, often still perceived by society as a female dance form. BALLERINOS addresses the challenges that come with being a man in a career that is non-conforming to the male stereotype. While in their job they are often appreciated only for their performing capabilities, this film shows the human and raw side of each dancer.
Who are you when you are dancing? While talking about Masculinity, Dance and Individuality, they are dancing only and fully as themselves.
Designer. Explorer of what I don't know.
Happy and healthy, with lovely people around me.
Finding a balance, to challenge myself but also to know which battles to fight and when to rest.
Anyone that is kind and compassionate. Happy people.
Having Tea with my roommate and talking it out, until my head is full of ideas.
Try as many new things as you can. You can only grow by stepping out of your comfort zone.
Moving abroad twice, and living by myself, I have become more courageous, stronger and more independent.
I loved the variety, and being able to use different medias.
Teams meetings and zoom calls.
With my friends and my family.