From the monthly archives:

June 2011

The Royal Ballet 2010/11 Season Roundup

by Linda on June 28, 2011

In one of their riskiest and most exciting ventures, The Royal Ballet wrapped up for summer with MacMillan’s blockbuster Romeo & Juliet staged for an audience of 40,000 (split over 4 performances). The so-hashtagged #RomeO2 event was the surprise hit in a season more memorable for the hasty return of works like Ashton’s Cinderella (4 [...]

A catalogue of film and video materials held by the archives and collections of BFI, Arts Council England, LUX, Central St Martins British Artists Film & Video Study Collection is now available as a free downloadable pdf from the British Film Institute website. Aimed at encouraging engagement between the arts and the moving image, the [...]

Sébastien Galtier: Beautiful Friends

by Emilia & Linda on June 22, 2011

Stuttgart Ballet’s Sébastien Galtier started to take ballet pictures about four years ago as a hobby. He soon realised he could cross over photography with other media he liked, more specifically fashion and the visual arts. That allowed him to give a different context to his dance photos, taking well-known ballet characters into shots staged [...]

Getting Ready for #RomeO2

by Emilia & Linda on June 17, 2011

Tonight The Royal Ballet begins its three-day residency at London’s O2. This is the first time the Company has set foot on a UK arena and, to mark the occasion, they are fielding an all-star cast to perform in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet. Taking turns as the famous star-crossed lovers are Carlos Acosta and [...]

Ballet Cross Collaborations

by Emilia & Linda on June 17, 2011

Heads up on three very original cross collaborations between dance and other art forms taking place across different parts of the globe this week: 1) Ballet & Graphic Design: Pointe Blank A collection of original images inspired by the story of Coppélia. In a first-of-its-kind collaborative project for Birmingham Royal Ballet, 27 artists and designers [...]

Social Media and the Arts

by Emilia & Linda on June 15, 2011

Last month we took part in B.Hive Club’s “Live in the Lounge” series, talking about how ballet and the arts in general can benefit from a presence in social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.), as well as the latest that the ballet blogosphere has to offer to enrich one’s personal experience of the art [...]