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(10) Talking Injuries with Patricia and Jeanette Delgado

We are back for a second installment with Miami City Ballet Principals Patricia and Jeanette Delgado.  This week we discuss dealing with and preventing injuries.

(8) A Discussion of the Balanchine Technique with Zoe Zien

Former Miami City Ballet dancer Zoe Zien joins Michael and Rebecca to discuss the trademarks of the Balanchine technique: what makes it beautiful and functional.  We examine why Balanchine made changes to classical technique, how the training enables dancers to execute his repertoire, and debunk myths.  Ms. Zien danced somewhere around 50 Balanchine ballets in […]

Leigh Witchel Provides Background For His Episodes on ‘Conversations on Dance’

We hope you are all tuning into TENDUS’ newest venture, “Conversations on Dance,” a podcast which delves behind-the-scenes into the world of professional ballet. For the past two episodes, my co-host Michael Sean Breeden and I have been accompanied by esteemed dance critic, Leigh Witchel, for a wonderful chat on all things dance.  We discuss his […]

(7) Part 2 of Our Conversation with Dance Critic, Leigh Witchel

Leigh Witchel, esteemed dance critic, discusses why he thinks that today’s best a brightest choreographers are creating their best work on Miami City Ballet. We talk choreography, ballet’s classic productions, and his favorite ballerinas to follow. Sponsored by Ballet in the City.

(5) Breaking Into A Career in Ballet: College v. Company Auditions

This week we respond to a question from an audience member: How do I convince my parents that I need to defer college to pursue a career in ballet?  Hosts Rebecca King and Michael Sean Breeden discuss their experiences, the experiences of other professional dancers, and which colleges offer great dance programs.

Women’s Offstage Role in Ballet

“Ballet is woman.” – George Balanchine George Balanchine is often quoted as saying, “Ballet is woman.” Though a simple statement, his ballets illustrate a deep love and appreciation of women. Even as his ballets age, audiences are drawn to the way he flawlessly highlighted the beauty of the females who interpret his steps. He is […]

(4) Ballet Topics in the Mainstream

This week, hosts Rebecca King and Michael Sean Breeden of Miami City Ballet discuss ballet topics that have been making news, including Misty Copeland, women in choreography, and Pennsylvania Ballet’s transition to new leadership.

(9) The Journey of Dancing Sisters: Patricia and Jeanette Delgado

America’s dancing sweethearts, Patricia and Jeanette Delgado join us this week to look back on their careers.  Patricia is the older sister, but it turns out they started dancing at the same time.  Follow their journey as they fulfill their dreams together by becoming Principal Dancers at Miami City Ballet.

Bolshoi Galleries: Flames of Paris and Taming of the Shrew

Alice Pennefather recently attended some of the Bolshoi photocalls in London, snapping both Ratmansky’s Flames of Paris and Maillot’s Taming of the Shrew for... The post Bolshoi Galleries: Flames of Paris and Taming of the Shrew appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

weekend reads

This week I’ve been pushing a bit harder, giving myself a class every morning and attempting to rehabilitate my body.  In short, everything hurts.  Shelby’s face in the photo above describes my feelings pretty accurately.  Here are some fun things that have been distracting me from the pain… Morning walks. My dear Emily’s words on […]

Q&A: Dylan Wald

Getting To Know: Dylan Wald Dylan Wald is from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He studied at Minnesota Dance Theatre & the Dance Institute, where he became an apprentice in 2012, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. He attended summer courses at Pacific Northwest Ballet, the School of American Ballet, The Juilliard School, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Show More Summary

A New Approach To Core Stability

Woo hoo! Its Finally Here! After I took our old core stability book off the market almost 18 months ago, we have had so many dancers and teachers patiently waiting for the new version to be released, and now it’s finally ready! I...Show More Summary

observations 8-22

[Whimper Alert] The daily chore of downloading and clipping coupons off the AARP website would feel less burdensome and depressing if occasionally a coupon from New York City Ballet would pop up under Today’s Hot Deals – just a little...

A passing

New York City Ballet's Chairman of the Board, Jay Fishman, died today from ALS - "Lou Gehrig's Disease." He was 63. At the company's Spring Gala last May, Fishman was honored for his leadership and support. A widely respected executive...

observations 8-17

A dramatic, unsolicited warning from Baryshnikov: "Baryshnikov explained his decision to participate in the campaign after hearing Trump's "flirtations with the Kremlin." "I have never publicly endorsed a political candidate before, or inserted myself into politics in any way other...

observations 8-16

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater complex on 9th Avenue and 55th Street in Hell's Kitchen, which the institution owns, is about to undergo a major expansion – $25 million worth that will bring 10,000 new square feet of classroo...

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