From the monthly archives:

March 2011

Ballet costumes play a key role in the evolution of the art form. From the early days in the lavish court of Louis XIV – the Sun King – to the highly individual designs created by artists like Chanel, De Chirico and Bakst in the golden age of Ballets Russes, costumes have transitioned from bulky [...]

A Folk Tale

by Linda on March 29, 2011

Go If: You like fairy tales and fantasy RPGs filled with elfin creatures, cheeky trolls, a feisty heroine and a hero who triumphs against the odds. You are well-versed in Giselle, La Sylphide, Ondine and would like to try a different supernatural ballet. Skip If: You like your ballets with less plot development, more dancing [...]

Ballet in Print

by Emilia on March 24, 2011

When it comes to ballet marketing, nothing more cliché and tired than the figure of a pink tutu-ed ballerina. True, many ballet fans enjoy the odd amount of tulle and glitter and there is nothing wrong with that. But these are images that propagate ballet as an art stuck in its own fluffy and pink [...]

Giselle & Pina in 3D

by Emilia & Linda on March 24, 2011

Two upcoming “dance in 3D” releases for the UK: Giselle The Mariinsky Ballet’s Giselle, the first ballet production to be filmed in 3D, will be screening across the UK on 29 March, 3 and 5 April. The filming in 3D is designed to create a pixel-perfect production which captures the movement of a world-class performance [...]

Miyako Yoshida – Japan Tsunami Appeal Concert at ROH

by Emilia & Linda on March 18, 2011

When: Sunday 20 March 4pm Where: Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House A special concert performance in aid of the Japan Tsunami Appeal, with former Principal Guest Artist of The Royal Ballet Miyako Yoshida and friends, including Royal Ballet dancers Yuhui Choe, Valeri Hristov, Hikaru Kobayashi, Ryoichi Hirano, Kenta Kura*, Akane Takada*, and students from [...]

Move It Show 2011 – Ballet Rocks

by Emilia & Linda on March 18, 2011

The 6th edition of the Move It Show, the UK’s biggest dance event, took place last week. For the first time, the show included a segment called Ballet Rocks, designed to showcase ballet under a different light, away from the preconceived ideas of tutus, tiaras and pink. We had the opportunity to be involved in [...]