From the monthly archives:

September 2010

Social Dancing

by Emilia & Linda on September 30, 2010

We recently wrote a guest post for the fab crew at Dance Pulp on social media marketing and dance, including tips for maintaining an effective online presence: A few months ago ballet and Twitter appeared together in the same front page article in the New York Times. Entitled ‘Ballet Stars Now Tweet as Well as Flutter‘ and [...]

We are pleased to announce the first ever & The Ballet Bag Twitter Competition: Royal Ballet Yearbook 2010/11 Competition Oberon Books’ Royal Ballet Yearbook has just been released and we are giving away a free copy Entering the competition To enter followers have to tweet the answer to the following question under the tag [...]

Diaghilev & the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes

by Emilia & Linda on September 24, 2010

Earlier this week we attended a preview of Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes, 1909 – 1929, a  must see exhibition that opens tomorrow at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The exhibition captures the glamour and excitement of a revolutionary age in ballet, showing Sergei Diaghilev’s genius; his ambition and determination to [...]

Rambert Dance Company: The Making of Awakenings

by Emilia & Linda on September 21, 2010

Rambert founder Marie Rambert was heavily influenced by the time she spent with the Ballets Russes and, in particular, by Diaghilev’s spirit of collaboration between choreographers, composers and artists. Back in the UK she had the idea to form a troupe that would become one of Britain’s leading contemporary dance companies. With the Royal Ballet [...]


by Linda on September 17, 2010

Is this ballet for you? Go If: You like story ballets with grand designs and plenty of pashmina Pas de Deux. You have read and wept through “unhappily ever after” novels like Anna Karenina, Gone with the Wind and well… Onegin. Skip if: You are expecting to hear the famous score from Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene [...]

Cult Blog Post of the Week

by Emilia & Linda on September 13, 2010

Our friends & collaborators at Sojournposse invite us to reflect on the healing power of the arts. For editor Zarina Holmes an art performance has the power to abduct minds, play with the senses and spur us into action. But in order to create objects of aesthetics that heal, we must first take pleasure in [...]