Inside “Bridgerton’s” Lavish Ballroom Dancing Scenes


Along with the stunning costumes, “Bridgerton’s” lavish ballroom scenes are equally essential to its storytelling.

The sequences were like putting together a puzzle, Adjoa Andoh, who plays Lady Danbury, said: “We have the meaning of the artist, who dances, who plots, who sits with you, who walks behind him, what they are drinking and where they are watching.

But all these parts differ depending on the type of ball it is.

The second season of “Bridgerton” continues to explore the love triangle between Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and sisters Edwina (Charithra Chandran) and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley), as Eloise (Claudia Jessie) challenges norms social. The drama is accompanied by many balls organized by the best of society. Where season 1 of the hit Netflix series had 11 bullets, season 2 matches the posh events with just as much grandeur.

“We have discussions about the emotion that we want to get out of it. Is this one of those sexiest balls? Or is it a love ball? A gossip ball? It tells me, as a director, how to bring it to life,” says director Tom Verica.

The dance floor was a place where people were allowed to touch, and choreographer Jack Murphy was able to work with the actors on every move, right down to teaching the ladies how to curtsy to the Queen.

Ashley admitted she was nervous when it came to dancing, but she praised Murphy for her process and her work with each actor to put them at ease. “We’ve always broken it down step by step, and by the time it’s in your body, you kind of appreciate it and it’s all about connecting with the person you’re dancing with,” she said. .

Even Jessie said she too had nerves, unsure if she could master the steps while delivering dialogue: “And I did, it was so much fun. Then I wonder what song will be played.


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