Ballet in Westeros: GIF Poster Concepts

Photo: © Brian Megini

Having always wanted to do something around the wealth of ballet GIFs on Pinterest and Tumblr, we decided to use them as a basis for these new fan art posters, to look at how some of ballet’s biggest blockbusters could be marketed in the future. For the slogans, we borrowed from our favorite TV series, Game of Thrones: the fantastic universe of Westeros (which has recently been given the football jersey treatment) has some house words that go hand in hand with these well-known ballet characters, check them out: 


Sleeping Beauty

An Aurora from House Tyrell


Swan Lake

Swan or Lion? Odile is a Lannister at heart


The Wilis

The Wilis make theirs House Baratheon’s words


Artwork by The Ballet Bag. GIFS sourced from these fab Tumblr blogs:


We started The Ballet Bag in April 2009 with the mission to prove that ballet is not stuffy, old fashioned and inaccessible; that it is quite the opposite: relevant, fresh and topical. With the aim to Give Ballet a New Spin we try to show it under a different light. When writing our capsule biographies, ballet fact cards, review roundups and commentary on social media, we cross it over with other art forms and cultural references (pop culture, cinema, rock music – ie. other things we love!).

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