From the monthly archives:

December 2010

Slideshow: Best of 2010 in Ballet

by Emilia & Linda on December 31, 2010

It was a rollercoaster of a year for us. Topics like Black Swan, Jennifer Homans’s Apollo’s Angels and #Sugarplumgate kept us on our toes and led to interesting discussions and exchanges via social media channels.  From an audience perspective we were curious to explore different productions and companies, so we traveled to Copenhagen, Tokyo and [...]

Black Swan News Roundup & Poster Promo Results

by Emilia & Linda on December 29, 2010

The web is again bursting with Black Swan headlines, including all the award nominations which have put Aronofsky’s ballet movie in the race for four Golden Globes and three Screen Actors Guild/SAG Awards, while the lion’s share of press coverage is currently being given to Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied with their engagement/baby news. If [...]

Ballet in Peril: A Conversation With Jennifer Homans

by Emilia & Linda on December 23, 2010

Is ballet ready for its close-up? Is it indeed bursting with vitality; the art form to watch in 2011? We reach the end of 2010 with mixed messages. On one hand, some positive signs: NYCB’s Architecture of Dance Festival and its seven premieres (four of which “narrative” ballets), Alexei Ratmansky’s new works for ABT and [...]

The Lesser-Known Nutcrackers

by Emilia & Linda on December 20, 2010

In this new ballet webcomic we look at some alternative Nutcrackers throughout history. Happy Holidays from The Ballet Bag & Adult Beginner !!   Credits – Concept: Adult Beginner & The Ballet Bag. Artwork: Adult Beginner. Copyright: Adult Beginner & The Ballet Bag © Suggest your own alternative Nutcrackers via comment form below. We may even [...]

Slideshow: Best of the Ballet Bag’s Interviews

by Emilia & Linda on December 16, 2010

In the spirit of reflecting on the past and catching our breath to prepare for whatever 2011 may throw at us, we hope you enjoy this slideshow with selected quotes from our interviewees over the last 18 months. (click on each photo to open corresponding full feature)   Tweet Share

Top Dance Blogs of 2010: A Dance Advantage Competition

by Emilia & Linda on December 15, 2010

Houston-based website Dance Advantage is hosting a competition to select the Top Dance Blogs of 2010. This competition is designed to show the strength of the online dance community and to engage readers. Bloggers whose posts revolve mainly around dance (any form or genre) are eligible to participate. Our aim here is to draw attention [...]