Fantastic Five: 5 Really Great Male Variations

In the world of ballet, variations define a dancer’s career. As artists a variation is the one moment where technique, artistry and years of daunting rehearsals finally meet. A 2-3 Act … Continue reading Fantastic Five: 5 Really Great Male Variations

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Awful Realities of the Nutcracker

Sugar Plums: 5 Awful Realities of the Nutcracker (The list of 5 Reasons why the Nutcracker won’t ever go away can be found by clicking here.) Sugared plums are probably … Continue reading Awful Realities of the Nutcracker

The Craziness that is Giselle

Most ballets can be summed up in one word. Swan Lake: Dramatic Corsaire: Pirates La Bayadere: Sexy Nutcracker: Whimsical and then there is Giselle: Tragedy. Giselle is the ultimate tragedy. … Continue reading The Craziness that is Giselle

Aurora in the Sleeping Boring… I mean beauty.

Tchaikovsky has the big three: the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and the Sleeping Beauty. Three epic ballets that tell the tale of fantasy, tragedy and happily ever afters. Every little girl … Continue reading Aurora in the Sleeping Boring… I mean beauty.