New animated Ballerina highlights the need to decolonise ballet

Ballerina is set in France in the late 1800s. A half-built Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty (or Statue of Puberty as one of the characters calls it) and a reference to Sherlock Holmes set the scene. In this animated story a little girl called Félicie Milliner and her friend Victor escape from an orphanage and make for Paris. Upon reaching the city they are determined to pursue their dreams: Félicie as a ballet dancer, Victor as an inventor. Through a series of serendipitous events Félicie finds a place to stay and becomes a pupil at a famous ballet school where she has the chance to audition for a main role in the Nutcracker.

Félicie is an orphan that goes on a journey to fulfil her dreams of becoming a ballerina. Picture source: http://www.beyondthecartoons.com/ballerina/2016/5/16/weinstein-co-picks-up-us-rights-to-gaumonts-ballerina

Félicie is an orphan that goes on a journey to fulfil her dreams of becoming a ballerina.
Picture source: http://www.beyondthecartoons.com/ballerina/2016/5/16/weinstein-co-picks-up-us-rights-to-gaumonts-ballerina

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