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The Villainess: Wicked women of film

4 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Why is the villainess always our favourite? Ballet bad girls (like Gamzatti in La Bayadère), literary minxes, classic TV hellcats – we just can’t get enough of them! Today, we celebrate the nastiest characters of the silver screen (with just … Continue reading ?

Better than wax or bronze

4 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Runs October 25th to November 30th at KC and stars Tiler Peck as young Marie. We're still waiting to hear which Broadway theater will host the show. The Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center seems to be rather unscheduled until....

Veronika as Giselle!

Thanks millions to Genna for finding this first clip of Veronika Part's debut Giselle at the Mariinsky last night. But most of all, thanks to MagicDance46 wherever you are for sharing this with everyone. Our deepest gratitude to you! Veronika...

A Face!

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Indira Kadambi and Sheejith Krishna Bharata Natyam Recital England Studio The Washington Ballet Washington, DC July 31, 2014 by George Jackson copyright 2014 by George Jackson The woman’s face was like a canvas on which she could conjure any emotion, any expression, any state humanly possible. Show More Summary

Dance and the Art of Letting Go

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Dance was a big part of Casey's life in high school, but then came college. She's had to let go of dance a little and shares her thoughts to help others making the same transition.

Mixed messages on steroids

Are you a black woman not getting the ballet opportunities and promotion that you want because you have trouble achieving elite classical ballet line? Or don’t have a triple pirouette, entrechat six, or impressive allegro, adagio, or musicality? Or aren’t...

La Bayadère: the costumes

last monthDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

We promised … and here it is! Come with us into the wardrobe department for a whirlwind ride through the rich colours and ornate details of Peter Farmer’s costumes for La Bayadère. Oh, can’t you smell that whiff of spice, … Continue reading ?

The Dancers Company on Instagram – #TDCPITSTOP

last monthDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Our talented dancers have been posting photos of their experiences throughout The Dancers Company tour – here are some of our favourites! Follow The Australian Ballet on Instagram for more great behind-the-scenes shots. Miwako Kubota poses next to her cardboard … Continue reading ?

Love, Lust and Power

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Spartacus” Bolshoi Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY July 25, 2014 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2014 by Marianne Adams photo © Stephanie Berger Alexander Volchkov as Crassus and the company in "Spartacus" As a powerful, masculine...Show More Summary

Shakespeare and Surprises

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“The Dream,” “The Tempest” American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, New York July 2, 2014 matinee by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2014 by Leigh Witchel Gillian Murphy in "The Dream." Photo © Gene Schiavone. An unexpected casting change provided some of the most interesting dancing in American Ballet Theatre’s Shakespeare double bill. Show More Summary

La Bayadére: the fittings

last monthDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

There’s some serious glam going on in our wardrobe department as our dancers are fitted for their La Bayadére costumes. Designer Peter Farmer has created glittering concoctions of jewels, beads and sequins for the scenes set in the Rajah’s court … Continue reading ?

Happy Endings

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Coppélia" English National Ballet London Coliseum London, UK 24 – 27 July 20014 by Judith Cruickshank copyright 2014 by Judithi Cruickshank English National Ballet rounded off its summer season with a revival of Ronald Hynd's loving production of “Coppélia”. Show More Summary

Fiesta Ware

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Don Quixote" Bolshoi Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY July 22, 2014 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2014 by Mary Cargill Maria Alexandrova as Kitri in "Don Quixote" Photo © Stephanie Berger The Bolshoi's "Don Quixote" has a venerable...Show More Summary

Coppélia at ENB

At the end of a season filled with dramatic ballets like Romeo and Juliet, and angst-inducing abstract pieces where the dancers seemed to be... The post Coppélia at ENB appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

Winter Ballet illustrations – our shortlist

last monthDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

To celebrate our winter season, we asked The Australian Ballet’s digital community to create and share an illustration inspired by the coldest part of the year and the ballet. The responses were extraordinary, warm and heartfelt. We had so many … Continue reading ?

Saratoga Springs supports the Bolshoi Ballet while making its point.

Excellent protest. Now it's time for everyone to sit down and enjoy the show!

The nominees: Rina Nemoto

last monthDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Rina Nemoto is one of six nominees for the 2014 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award. Here’s our chat with this talented dancer. What first inspired your love of dance? I started ballet when I was three years old. My mother told … Continue reading ?

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