It’s that time of the year again, when we revisit what happened in the ballet world during 2013: the good, the bad, and the bold. In terms of recurring dance headlines, we heard about guest principals cropping up everywhere, sometimes in places we would never have guessed. This led to a recent piece in the NY Times, where code-share principals like Natalia Osipova were appropriately nicknamed by dance writer Roslyn Sulcas as the “jeté set”.
It’s also the time where we usually team up with the awesome crew at Yumiko to bring you a leotard promo for Christmas, so we’re giving away two pairs of gorgeous new female style, the Erica:
Lucky winners will receive made to order pieces in the size they wear.
To enter, all you have to do is tell us:
If you could watch any “jeté set” (see above) principal dancer in the world as a guest with your local ballet company, who would it be? And WHY?
Use the comment form below or email us ( theballetbag [at] gmail.com ) by 20 December, 2013.
Entries from all over the globe are welcome. Be creative & good luck!
Update: 7 January 2014 – Promo winners are:
Renata, who emailed us from the US:
If I could watch any “jeté set” principal dancer in the world as a guest with my local ballet company, I would LOVE to watch Alina Cojocaru. The reason why I would choose to watch Alina, is because she is so beautiful, she dances so gracefully and she makes you feel the piece. I really enjoy watching her in videos, and I get goose bumps, now, I could not imagine what would happen if I watched her live, I feel like I would cry. She is such an inspiration to me. I admire Alina so much in her movements, as well as her dance career. She has been part of all my dream companies, I would say the best ones. Her dance career is truly amazing, dancing with The Royal Ballet, The Hamburg Ballet and now The English National Ballet is what most dancers would dream of.
Cybelle, from Teresina in Brazil, who commented:
If I could watch any ‘jeté set’ principal dancer in the world performing with my local ballet company it would have to be Marcelo Gomes!! It happens that, although I’m from Brazil and he is the most amazing Brazilian dancer, I never had the chance to see him, only on the TV. Also, I think he would teach us so much and it would be so great for us here, in the northwest of Brazil (Teresina/PI), away from Rio and São Paulo, and where ballet, that is already hard, is even harder. And maybe he could bring me my Yumiko leotard… Ok, I’m gonna wake up now! =)
Congratulations Renata & Cybelle! We’ll be in touch by email soon.
If your entry was not picked this time, don’t worry. Keep checking for further Yumiko promotions soon!