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Off Kilter takes you into the ballet world — with all its egos, insecurities and spellbinding moves

Milton keeps meaning to make a triumphant return to ballet. It's been next on his to-do list for 25 years. Watch our new series Off Kilter.

Milton keeps meaning to make a triumphant return to ballet. It's been next on his to-do list for 25 years

A disgraced choreographer's comeback is an aging dancer's last chance, a publicist's white whale and everybody's headache in our new ballet world mockumentary Off Kilter, streaming now.

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Milton Frank was the ballet world's up-and-comer who never up-and-came. After a massive plagiarism scandal, Milton keeps meaning to make a triumphant return to the world of professional ballet. It's been the next thing on his to-do list for 25 years, in fact. But it's not until his comeback gets intertwined with the agendas of a PR genius and an almost-retired ballerina that any of those intentions start to materialize.

Like many brilliant artists, Milton's struggle is to get over the past and out of his own way. A comedy that lingers in the awkward silences as much as it does on the stunning choreography of the acclaimed Shawn Hounsell (Royal Winnipeg Ballet, National Theatre Ballet - Prague), Off Kilter documents the remaking of a man into the critically acclaimed asshole he never got to be in the 90s.

Watch Episode 1:

Episode 1: The Denial
Milton Frank has come back to the studio after a 20-year absence, but under no circumstance is anyone to call it a "comeback." This is just for fun. A lark. A whimsical experiment.

Watch the full series now!

Off Kilter highlights the less glittery parts of the struggle of going from pariah to revered choreographer. Shot as a mockumentary, each of the seven-minute episodes focuses on a different, unofficial — but just as necessary — step in the course of (re)building a career. Season 1 spans "The Denial" to "The Disappearance" and demonstrates how a significant part of the process is doing everything you can to avoid the process.

Stream all of Off Kilter now on the CBC Player and watch out for new episodes weekly on our YouTube channel.

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