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7 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

This comes from the Department of It's-best-to-come-up-with-one's-own-original-artistry-instead-of-messing-with-another-genius's-respected-work-and-trying-to-call-it-your-own. The Director of Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet has been fired as the result of his re-working of Wagner's opera 'Tannhauser' which was offensive to a lot of people. According to the Siberian Times,...

Tools For Tap Dance: Pocket Steps

6 days agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Learn about what tap dancers call "pocket steps" and find out how to create your own. Hint: Great tap steps usually start with a little stealing.

Behind the Scenes of Giselle

If you were at our Behind the Scenes of Giselle event this week – or you’re planning to go to a Behind the Scenes event in Sydney, Adelaide or Perth – here’s a series of fascinating facts to enhance your … Continue reading ?

Love beyond the grave

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

When Giselle dies of a broken heart, the story’s not by any means over. In Act II of Giselle, she and Albrecht deepen their love as never before – despite the fact that she’s a woodland wraith. So what is … Continue reading ?

Backstage With Baryshnikov and Makarova

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

In 1985, Cherie Magnus was a ballet "extra" on stage with stars like Natalia Makarova and brushing elbows in the wings with Mikhail Baryshnikov. Ballet lovers will adore this insider's look at her experiences backstage during ABT's Romeo and Juliet.

Indianapolis City Ballet Q&As w/Master Teachers

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

As most everyone knows, the Indianapolis City Ballet organization is well on its way to rebuilding community interest in ballet through the presentation of Evening With The Stars gala performances and a series of extraordinary master classes that draw students...

NYCB – The Nutcracker Opening Night 11/28

4 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

This story hasn’t made The New York Times yet, but there has been plenty of vitriol spewed by those guys Brux & Boggle on WRAT Talk Radio. They didn’t like what went down last night at the opening performance of...

observations 11/18

4 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The fix is in. ABT has rigged the press coverage of its Nutcracker performances this year. Other than the opening night performance, they are presently offering only two press nights: Misty Copeland's second performance on December 18th and Hee Seo's...

Gillian Murphy: In the house

5 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Ballet squeal! Superstar Gillian Murphy, Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theatre, has joined us at Sydney Opera House to rehearse for her upcoming performances as Nikiya in La Bayadère. This scintillating dancer excels in every area of the art form, … Continue reading ?

Miko Fogarty: Her Flare for Flan and Dramatic Style

5 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Miko Fogarty appeared in the award-winning 2011 ballet documentary “First Position” and has accumulated awards from prestigious dance competitions such as YAGP, the Prix de Lausanne, the Varna International Ballet Competition, and the Moscow International Ballet Competition. She chats with us about her hobbies, cross-training, and more.

NYCB – Chaconne in beautiful harmony 10/8

6 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

After getting a shot in the arm for flu season on Wednesday afternoon, Haglund proceeded to ensconce himself in a plush seat at New York City Ballet in the evening for what turned out to be another shot in the...

Behind the scenes at our 2015 shoot

6 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Our 2015 season will be A Year of Beauty – so when we shot the images for its launch, we wanted to capture something truly exquisite. And with the help of our dancers, photographer Justin Ridler, and a Spring meadow-full … Continue reading ?

Story & Emotion: An Interview with Xander Parish

7 months agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

A gala event for the prestigious Premio Positano Danza Léonide Massine took place last Saturday in Positano, Italy. This year’s winners include the Bolshoi’s Olga... The post Story & Emotion: An Interview with Xander Parish appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

Ballet Men

7 months 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 ?

The nominees: Imogen Chapman

8 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Imogen Chapman is one of six nominees for the 2014 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award. Here’s our chat with this talented dancer. What was it like training at The Royal Ballet School? What’s the main thing you took away from the … Continue reading ?

Don Q gets a shot of Red Bull this month

8 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Julio Bocca’s, Ballet Nacional Sodre, premieres a brand new production of Don Quijote in Montevideo with choreography by Raúl Candal/Silvia Bazilas and designs by Hugo Millán. Our own Maria Riccetto will be making her Kitri debut on Friday, August 29th...

The nominees: Ingrid Gow

8 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Ingrid Gow is one of six nominees for the 2014 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award. Here’s our chat with this talented dancer. You knew from the age of four you wanted to be a ballerina – what attracted you about ballet … Continue reading ?

Winter Ballet illustrations – our shortlist

8 months agoDance / 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 ?

The nominees: Rina Nemoto

8 months agoDance / 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 ?

The nominees: Jade Wood

8 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Jade Wood is one of six nominees for the 2014 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award. Here’s our chat with this talented dancer. What was the first ballet you saw that blew you away, and why? I can’t remember my very first … Continue reading ?

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