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Beauty winks

18 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Haglund was sneaking a few beauty winks while riding home on the M57 crosstown bus last night when he was awakened by the purring of the MTA driver, “Last stop! E-e-everybody off!” As soon as he stumbled off the bus,...

Sleeping Beauty chatter

These photos by Rosalie O'Connor appeared in the Orange County Register today. A beautiful Lilac Fairy: Birthday party dress:

Onegin: a Photo Gallery II

The revival of John Cranko’s dramatic Onegin may have just ended at the Royal Ballet, but the Bavarian State Ballet is up next, with a series... The post Onegin: a Photo Gallery II appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

Swan Lake’s stars: Lucinda Dunn

5 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

In this series of five interviews, Jane Albert looks at the dancers who have made legendary reputations in the lead roles of Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake. Today we talk to Lucinda Dunn, The Australian Ballet’s longest-serving female principal artist, famous … Continue reading ?

Swan Lake’s stars: Robert Curran

5 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

In this series of five interviews, Jane Albert looks at the dancers who have made legendary reputations in the lead roles of Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake. Today we speak to Robert Curran, former principal artist and now artistic director of … Continue reading ?

Hammoudi gets the nod to go to the mound

Alex Hammoudi will replace James Whiteside as Prince Desire opposite Gillian Murphy's Aurora in the March 4th and March 8th evening performances of ABT's new Sleeping Beauty at the Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa. Blaine Hoven will replace James Whiteside...

It's getting ridiculous...

... the blistering hot talent in this one family. Tiler Peck will substitute for her sister-in-law, Megan Fairchild, on Broadway in performances of On the Town March 3rd, March 4th (both performances), March 14th (both performances), and March 15th. And...

observations 2/26

ABT hasn't yet noticed that for the past four days the "Buy Tickets" links for its run of Sleeping Beauty at the Segerstrom Center =>>> have been broken on its own website calendar. Perhaps someone can give them a ring...

Iggy & Lou Lou – inspired by Giselle

It’s a proud day for The Australian Ballet! After years of admiring the Melbourne-based artisan label Iggy & Lou Lou, we’re delighted to unveil our collaboration with them, inspired by our upcoming ballet Giselle. Using motifs drawn from the ballet … Continue reading ?

Swan Lake’s stars: Lynette Wills

It’s fair to say Swan Lake was pivotal in your career? It was an interesting point in my career, when I was considering my future and whether to continue dancing. When the casting first went up I wasn’t even an … Continue reading ?

Swan Lake’s stars: Steven Heathcote

In this series of five interviews, Jane Albert looks at the dancers who have made legendary reputations in the lead roles of Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake. Today we speak to Steven Heathcote, The Australian Ballet’s longest-serving principal artist, Murphy’s original … Continue reading ?

observations 2/21

Julio Bocca's Ballet Nacional Sodre in Montevideo, Uruguay celebrates its 80th birthday this year. In March and April, the company will present Coppelia with choreography by Enrique Martinez, the former dancer, ballet master, and assistant director of ABT under Lucia...

Swan Lake’s stars: Madeleine Eastoe

In this series of five interviews, Jane Albert looks at the dancers who have made legendary reputations in the lead roles of Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake. We begin with Principal Artist Madeleine Eastoe, who has danced the role around the … Continue reading ?

Going to the ballet: tips for first-timers

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

DRESS UP Match the glamour on stage with your swishest outfit! Although no one will blink an eye if you turn up to the ballet in jeans or office gear, it’s fun to bolster the sense of occasion by donning … Continue reading ?

Houston Ballet's new Romeo and Juliet

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Houston Ballet will present the world premiere of Stanton Welch's Romeo and Juliet on February 26th with the perfectly gorgeous Karina Gonzalez and Connor Walsh in the leads. The company created a slick television commercial just for the occasion. The...

Costumes Backstage at the Ballet

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

Do you ever wonder, when watching a ballet performance, how the dancers change their costumes so quickly? Seeing the dancers emerge effortlessly in every... The post Costumes Backstage at the Ballet appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

In the cinema Feb 17 Wheeldon's A Winter's Tale

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

This pre-recorded Royal Ballet performance of Christopher Wheeldon's very widely acclaimed production will be shown in 400 cinemas throughout the U.S. beginning this Tuesday night. Search for your local venue at this link and at this link (better). Those in...

Sleeping Beauty chatter

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

A few more details have emerged about ABT's new Sleeping Beauty from the performance program just published by the Segerstrom Center: Carabosse arrives on the scene via chariot pulled by rats. And, because we love our most-est, worst-est-est, evilest fairytale...

Richard Hudson on ABT's new Sleeping Beauty

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Here is a video of designer Richard Hudson speaking about the new designs which we fished off of the Segerstrom's FB page. It includes glimpses of the sets and costumes which seem to be, to put it mildly, awesome. It...

observations 2/14

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

More casting for the Segerstrom Center premiere of ABT's Sleeping Beauty has been posted on the calendar. It appears that Marcelo Gomes is slotted to perform - in addition to his Prince Desire role opposite Diana Vishneva - the role...

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