Ballet Vocabulary: Lesson 1

In the world of ballet, there are three languages. There is the language in which ballet was codified, French. Then there is the language in which interprets ballet, body language … Continue reading Ballet Vocabulary: Lesson 1

BIG THINGS FOR A BALLET EDUCATION

So, I have decided to launch a few big things for a Ballet Education, and I hope they are helpful… But, unfortunately it will take a little bit of capitol. … Continue reading BIG THINGS FOR A BALLET EDUCATION

Really… the odds are never in your favor… Prix de Laussane pt 2

So, after a few people adding their “insight” into the post about the Prix… lets be real here…the prix was founded in 1973, which means that ballet was still developing … Continue reading Really… the odds are never in your favor… Prix de Laussane pt 2

Ballet Commercials that make you gag

Parodies from the Free People Campaign make me giggle. Their original campaign was the most epic of failures. whoops that was the real thing.. haha this is the parody. (seriously … Continue reading Ballet Commercials that make you gag

Intro to Summer Programs

The Guide to Summer Programs: While Christmas is finally here, and Nutcracker is finally over… We now look at the bigger picture, and the next part of the season: SUMMER … Continue reading Intro to Summer Programs

Manly Ballet… 5 misconceptions about male ballet dancers

Male ballet dancers get the worst reputation… And there is a reason why… Honestly, it comes down to tights and a dance belt and for some reason that equates to … Continue reading Manly Ballet… 5 misconceptions about male ballet dancers

Arabesque.

  The Position That Makes Ballet, well ballet… Sara Michelle Murawski’s, a soloist at Slovak National Ballet, super famous arabesque picture that probably one of the first pictures that made dancers … Continue reading Arabesque.

The Ballet that Inspired Innovation… Serenade

There is a ballet, a ballet that replaced the dramatic downfalls of the heroines of Petipa. A ballet that stole Swan Lake’s lighting, and the romantic tutus from Giselle, set to the … Continue reading The Ballet that Inspired Innovation… Serenade

Company Profile: Oregon Ballet Theatre

Company Profile: Oregon Ballet Theatre Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) http://www.obt.org/ Location: Portland, Oregon Artistic Director: Kevin Irving Current Season: 4 bills Theatre Residence: None, but performs at Keller Auditorium Dancers … Continue reading Company Profile: Oregon Ballet Theatre

The Beast that is the Nutcracker…

In the repertory of classical ballets, there is one ballet that trumps them all. It isn’t number one because of the physical demands, and it is definitely not number one … Continue reading The Beast that is the Nutcracker…

Company Profile: THe Joffrey Ballet

Company Profile: The Joffrey Ballet Joffrey Ballet (click here) Location: Chicago, IL and to be exact, the Joffrey Tower 10 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601 Artistic Director: Ashley C. … Continue reading Company Profile: THe Joffrey Ballet