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Friday Feels: Misa Kuranaga This One’s for you: A Ballet Playlist Inspired by the Pop Ballets We Love

Misa Kuranaga's Insta post yesterday of her and William Forsythe dancing together while rehearsing his ballet Playlist set our souls on fire!

The newest Prince album also drops today. So, we had to do more than just go crazy for Misa’s instagram. We officially have a Spotify for all your ballet inspired playlist needs starting with this one. Get your Friday morning off to a great start with A Ballet Education’s playlist inspired by everyone’s favorite Pop Ballets.

Enjoy all the ballets that inspired the playlist. Happy Friday!

Playlist (Ep) – Boston Ballet – William Forsthye – 2019

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Billboards – Joffrey Ballet – Choreography Laura Dean – 1993

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Rasta Thomas’ Rock the Ballet –  Bad Boys of Dance – Choreography Rast Thomas and Adrienne Canterna 2008 
BIG  –  Atlanta ballet – Choreography by Lauri Stallings – 2008 

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Blake Works 1  –  Paris Opera Ballet – Choreography by William Forsythe – 2016
I Felt it Too – Dutch National Ballet  –  Choreography by Sedrig Verwoert – 2021

Cover photo English National Ballet dancing William Forsythe’s Playlist, photo courtesy of English National Ballet
English National Ballet in Forsythe’s Playlist (Track 1, 2). © Dave Morgan.

In 2018, choreographer William Forsythe created Playlist (Track 1, 2) for English National Ballet. Juxtaposing ballet classicism and athleticism with the beats of neo-soul and house music, it left the crowd whooping and wanting to join in. The ballet was later expanded in 2019 for Boston Ballet and was titled Playlist (EP). Playlist (EP) returns to English National Ballet for the 2022 Season.