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The final performance of Big Ballet's Swan Lake, performed on 16 October 2013 at Bradford Town Hall.

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    1. Big Ballet Episode 3 Thu 20 Feb 2014

      The Big Ballet dancers have just five weeks to perfect their own 25-minute version of Swan Lake. But this is not a…

      • Strong language
      • This episode has subtitles available.
      Watch the intro to Big Ballet - Episode 3 clips
      1. S1-Ep3: Improvisation This video is a intro S1-Ep3: Improvisation Video duration: 0:57 minutes

        The cast have only five weeks to perfect the swan
      2. The Big Night This video is a clip The Big Night Video duration: 1:12 minutes

        It's the night of the BIG performance at St. George's Hall in Bradford. Places please...
        • WARNING Strong Language
      3. S1-Ep3: Undying Love This video is a clip S1-Ep3: Undying Love Video duration: 1:00 minutes

        Wayne makes final preparations for the play
    2. Big Ballet Episode 2 Thu 13 Feb 2014

      Wayne and Monica audition the dancers for the parts in Swan Lake, and the pressure is on to see who is cast as the lead…

      • This episode has subtitles available.
      Watch the intro to Big Ballet - Episode 2 clips
      1. S1-Ep2: Big Issue This video is a intro S1-Ep2: Big Issue Video duration: 1:47 minutes

        Wayne talks to the dancers about issues around the word 'fat'
      2. S1-Ep2: Matthew Bourne This video is a clip S1-Ep2: Matthew Bourne Video duration: 1:53 minutes

        The group visit a rehearsal of Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
    3. Big Ballet Episode 1 Thu 6 Feb 2014

      Over 200 auditionees are whittled down to 18 men and women, to form the Big Ballet troupe. Can Wayne and Monica harness…

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      1. S1-Ep1: Audition Tapes This video is a clip S1-Ep1: Audition Tapes Video duration: 0:40 minutes

        Wayne is surprised by some of the audition tapes
      2. S1-Ep1: Meet the Dancers This video is a clip S1-Ep1: Meet the Dancers Video duration: 1:35 minutes

        Wayne and Monica meet the dancers for the first time
    1. The Day of the Performance This video is a extra The Day of the Performance Video duration: 3:44 minutes

      Watch an in-depth interview with Wayne Sleep and Monica Loughman as they discuss the day of the Big Performance
    2. Retrospective This video is a extra Retrospective Video duration: 3:44 minutes

      Wayne Sleep and Monica Loughman discuss what they learned from their Big Ballet experience
    3. Interview with Monica Loughman This video is a extra Interview with Monica Loughman Video duration: 3:42 minutes

      Watch an interview with prima ballerina and Big Ballet mentor, Monica Loughman about the show and what it was like to work with Wayne Sleep
    4. Interview with Wayne Sleep This video is a extra Interview with Wayne Sleep Video duration: 3:32 minutes

      Watch an in-depth interview with Big Ballet mentor and choreographer Wayne Sleep about the show, and how he made it as a dancer
    5. The Big Night This video is a clip The Big Night Video duration: 1:12 minutes

      It's the night of the BIG performance at St. George's Hall in Bradford. Places please...
      • WARNING Strong Language
      Watch Big Ballet Episode 3
    6. S1-Ep3: Undying Love This video is a clip S1-Ep3: Undying Love Video duration: 1:00 minutes

      Wayne makes final preparations for the play Watch Big Ballet Episode 3
    7. S1-Ep3: Improvisation This video is a intro S1-Ep3: Improvisation Video duration: 0:57 minutes

      The cast have only five weeks to perfect the swan Watch Big Ballet Episode 3
    8. S1-Ep2: Matthew Bourne This video is a clip S1-Ep2: Matthew Bourne Video duration: 1:53 minutes

      The group visit a rehearsal of Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake Watch Big Ballet Episode 2
    9. S1-Ep2: Big Issue This video is a intro S1-Ep2: Big Issue Video duration: 1:47 minutes

      Wayne talks to the dancers about issues around the word 'fat' Watch Big Ballet Episode 2
    10. S1-Ep1: Audition Tapes This video is a clip S1-Ep1: Audition Tapes Video duration: 0:40 minutes

      Wayne is surprised by some of the audition tapes Watch Big Ballet Episode 1
    11. S1-Ep1: Meet the Dancers This video is a clip S1-Ep1: Meet the Dancers Video duration: 1:35 minutes

      Wayne and Monica meet the dancers for the first time Watch Big Ballet Episode 1
    12. Big Ballet Trailer This video is a trailer Big Ballet Trailer Video duration: 0:40 minutes

      Watch the trailer for Big Ballet, a three-part series which follows a troupe of plus-size amateur dancers as they realise their dreams. Coming to Channel 4 on 6 February at 9pm

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Wayne Sleep and prima ballerina Monica Loughman work with a troupe of plus-size amateur dancers to realise their dream of dancing Swan Lake

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