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Dance and Weight Training: A Perfect Pas de deux?

3 hours agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Weight training. Doesn't exactly fit into the ballerina image does it? But dancers could benefit from adding it to their fitness routine. Lauren addresses why and the common concerns dancers have about doing so.

Rehearsing The Nutcracker

12 hours agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Our studios are jumping with lively puppets, sweet Claras, and all the rhapsodic moments of the world’s most popular ballet. Opening night in Melbourne is next week, and we’re excited to lift the curtain on this sublime production of The … Continue reading ?

Ballet Men

14 hours agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Let’s hear it for the boys! Ballet dads driving round their dance-mad kids, guys joining girls at the barre, the fabulous men of The Australian Ballet … we love you all! We’re kicking off every Monday by celebrating our favourite … Continue reading ?

La Bayadére: Stunning on stage

The explosive technique, fever-hot drama and delicate beauty of La Bayadére has captured Melbourne’s heart. The Australian says that Stanton Welch’s version of the ballet “makes a worthy contribution to The Australian Ballet’s repertoire and reveals a company at the … Continue reading ?

observations 8-30

Here is our own Maria Riccetto as Kitri in Julio Bocca's Nacional Ballet Sodre's production of Don Quijote which premiered last night in Montevideo, Uruguay. More than 18,000 tickets have been sold to this Don Q run. Maria's Basilo is...

The nutcracker doll: a history

4 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Before the Nutcracker is transformed into a charming prince, he’s something of an ugly duckling. That grimace, those staring eyes. Those teeth! Could there be a uglier harbinger of Christmas than a nutcracker doll? Well, yes. These days a visit … Continue reading ?

Paul Taylor @ Lincoln Center 2015 - live music, Limon, Shen Wei, and much more

This coming March marks the inaugural season of the revamped Paul Taylor Dance Company, and it looks to be pretty exciting. Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance will take up residence at Lincoln Center for three weeks beginning March 11th. At...

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