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Program reminder: Paquita livestream on Sunday

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The Bavarian State Opera Ballet will be livestreaming a performance of its brand new Paquita, as reconstructed and refurbished by Alexei Ratmansky, on Sunday 1/11 at noon Eastern time (6pm Central European Time). Here is the link which, historically speaking,...

WINTER PROGRAM PREVIEW: Unique Voices

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

Artistic Director Ashley Wheater discusses what makes the Unique Voices program unique “Each of the choreographers in the Unique Voices program is based in the classical language. Each of them has explored how that classical language has allowed them to find real freedom in their ideas”. Show More Summary

A New Sylphide at RDB: An Interview with Nikolaj Hübbe

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

It seems fair to say that James, the young Scotsman of La Sylphide, has followed Nikolaj Hübbe faithfully throughout his career. Or perhaps it’s... The post A New Sylphide at RDB: An Interview with Nikolaj Hübbe appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

12 Traits of Terrific Dance Teachers

3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

"A teacher affects eternity." Dance teachers who have the most positive influence on their students and future generations of dancers share these twelve characteristics.

Romance ballerinas

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

It’s not surprising that ballerinas are a popular choice for heroines in romance novels when you consider that for many girls, the first love affair they ever had was with ballet. Lovers of dance and romance, this list of the … Continue reading ?

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3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Thanks much to MRR for this unofficial tip on ABT's Costa Mesa casting for the new Sleeping Beauty that he received from an acquaintance who is attending: Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30pm - Vishneva/Gomes Wednesday, March 4th at 7:30pm -....

The Do’s and Don’ts of Dance Shoe Care

3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Dance gear is often a costly investment for new dancers. Learn how to properly care for your dance shoes to preserve their life and save money.

Nutcracker at English National Ballet

4 weeks agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

ENB’s Nutcracker season is drawing to a close, with the final performances scheduled for this Sunday, 4 January. Last month, we dropped by the... The post Nutcracker at English National Ballet appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

Out There: inspiring kids

4 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Out There: The Australian Ballet in schools aims to reach children all over Australia and introduce them to the joy of movement and how inspiring dancing can be. With thanks to our Presenting Partner Samsung, we are proud to be … Continue reading ?

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4 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

As of this moment, the Mariinsky Ballet's performance of Ratmansky's Cinderella on January 20th will be danced by Nadezhda Batoeva and Vladimir Shklyarov. Ms. Batoeva has been with the Mariinsky since graduating from the Vaganova Academy in 2008 and is...

Sweeping out 2014

4 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Let’s start with a few final Nutcrackers. Haglund caught yesterday’s NYCB matinee which was the second performance for a crew of newbies. Emilie Gerrity as Sugarplum, Taylor Stanley as Her Cavalier, and Ashley Hod as Dewdrop displayed the remarkable depth...

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