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Flesh and Bone 

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A talented but emotionally troubled dancer runs away to New York City and quickly finds herself immersed in the cutthroat world of professional ballet.
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sarah Hay ...  Claire Robbins 8 episodes, 2015
Ben Daniels ...  Paul Grayson 8 episodes, 2015
Emily Tyra ...  Mia 8 episodes, 2015
Irina Dvorovenko ...  Kiira 8 episodes, 2015
Damon Herriman ...  Romeo 8 episodes, 2015
Josh Helman ...  Bryan Robbins / ... 8 episodes, 2015
Raychel Diane Weiner ...  Daphne 8 episodes, 2015
Sascha Radetsky ...  Ross 8 episodes, 2015
Kar Will Kar Will ...  Trey 8 episodes, 2015
Tina Benko ...  Jessica 8 episodes, 2015
Clifton Duncan ...  Reggie 8 episodes, 2015
Aubrey Morgan Aubrey Morgan ...  Suzanne 8 episodes, 2015
Nadezhda Vostrikov ...  Patrice 8 episodes, 2015
Carling Talcott Carling Talcott ...  Ashley 8 episodes, 2015
Megan Dickinson Megan Dickinson ...  Mona 8 episodes, 2015
James Dimitri Kleioris James Dimitri Kleioris ...  Male Dancer / ... 8 episodes, 2015
Peter Chursin Jr. Peter Chursin Jr. ...  Male Dancer 8 episodes, 2015
Alex Wong ...  Male Dancer / ... 8 episodes, 2015
Andrew Daly Andrew Daly ...  Male Dancer 8 episodes, 2015
Kfir Danieli Kfir Danieli ...  Male Dancer 8 episodes, 2015
Preston Dugger Preston Dugger ...  Male Dancer 8 episodes, 2015
Sean Rollofson Sean Rollofson ...  Male Dancer 8 episodes, 2015
Clifford Williams Clifford Williams ...  Male Dancer 8 episodes, 2015
Kurt Froman ...  Male Dancer 8 episodes, 2015
Laura Feig Laura Feig ...  Female Dancer 8 episodes, 2015
Allison Walsh Allison Walsh ...  Female Dancer 8 episodes, 2015
Gabrielle Salvatto Gabrielle Salvatto ...  Female Dancer 8 episodes, 2015
John Allee ...  Pasha 7 episodes, 2015
Tovah Feldshuh ...  Ivana 7 episodes, 2015
Marina Benedict ...  Toni Cannava 6 episodes, 2015
Patrick Page ...  Sergei Zelenkov 6 episodes, 2015
Vanessa Aspillaga ...  Monica 6 episodes, 2015
Mike Houston ...  Teddy 5 episodes, 2015
James Waterston ...  Prescott Hawthorn 4 episodes, 2015
Tiffany Hedman Tiffany Hedman ...  Swing Dancer 4 episodes, 2015
Michael Cullen ...  Mr. Robbins 3 episodes, 2015
Reg Rogers ...  Jasper 3 episodes, 2015
Charlie Semine ...  Cameron / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Giselle Eisenberg ...  Molly Jordan 3 episodes, 2015
Anthony Lee Medina ...  Eduardo 3 episodes, 2015
Dionne Figgins Dionne Figgins ...  Yasmine 3 episodes, 2015
René Ifrah ...  Danny 3 episodes, 2015
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Marylouise Burke ...  Betty 2 episodes, 2015
Dana Cuomo ...  Elaine Bialy 2 episodes, 2015
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A talented but emotionally troubled dancer runs away to New York City and quickly finds herself immersed in the cutthroat world of professional ballet.

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2015 (USA) See more »

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Flesh and Bone See more »

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Starz Originals See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Executive producers Moira Walley-Beckett, Lawrence Bender and Kevin Kelly Brown are all strongly connected to the world of ballet. Walley-Beckett and Bender are both former ballet dancers, while Brown's family is made up entirely of former ballet dancers and served as the basis for the Oscar-nominated ballet drama The Turning Point (1977). See more »

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Featured in 73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016) See more »

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Like nothing I've seen before.
12 November 2015 | by temporaldisturbanceSee all my reviews

I rated this show based on how the first season of it made me feel.

There are people complaining that the show about ballet doesn't have enough ballet in it. How short-sighted of them.

This show is not about ballet. It is about its protagonist - Claire. Or Clementine, as she's passionately nicknamed by an eccentric supporting character.

This is a show about inner darkness, and Claire striving to find a way out of hers.

With its spectacular cinematography with a carefully muted color palette, with the rich, dramatic, beautiful soundtrack, the whole thing has this surreal, almost David Lynch-like feel to it, it is filled with pathos, emotion, drama.

We are shown scenery and people, but we are made to see feelings.

There's nudity in the show, but it is not just thrown in "because they could". It is clearly part of the vision. People's emotions get stripped raw, and sometimes, so do their bodies.

I don't like pretense. I snub my nose at "Sundance Festival winner" type films. I don't like long pointless stares, long shots of swaying grass, camera angles that linger too long for no discernible reason - that sort of thing.

This show can be on the surface mistaken for a pretentious one. It could've gone that way very easily. For example, a long ramble of aforementioned supporting character could've been seen as a pretentious scene-filler - but, the actor is exceptional, and, like in David Lynch's surrealism, it all makes a certain kind of emotional sense.

The soundtrack doesn't just clank in background to match the tone of a scene. Like the camera, the music here is an actor with a voice of its own.

It feels like a part of a deliberately painted picture. It's not what the characters say or do, but why they're driven to it.

All of the cast are picked perfectly, and they feel real. Claire does not seem like an actress playing a role. She's simply Claire. It's hard to believe that the actress wasn't already Claire before the filming even started.

This show transports you into another world. It is an emotional journey, a rich atmospheric drama. It makes you feel what the protagonist feels, if you let yourself open to it.

Compared to this work, "Black Swan" is a pretentious flash in the pan. There's something grand here at play.

Let it play.


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