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Video: At The New York City Ballet, First Comes Sweat, Then Comes Beauty


The seemingly effortless beauty that graces the stage at the New York City Ballet is misleading: it is the result of incredible athleticism and an extreme amount of work.

George Balanchine famously said, "First comes sweat, then comes beautyif you're very lucky and have said your prayers."

In this video, get a small glimpse into the work and grit that goes on behind the scenes at the ballet, long before the dancers glide across the stage in front of an audience. And don't miss the New York City Ballet's incredible 2018/19 seasonbook your tickets by clicking on the show page link below.