With Alexei Ratmansky’s lush new Sleeping BeautyÂ for ABT, a compelling homage to the works of Virginia Woolf brought by Wayne McGregorÂ to the Royal Ballet, a new Mariinsky DVD release with Vishneva/Skhlyarov (always something we celebrate!), ballet documentaries like Ballet 422, and the BBC’s excellent Nureyev: Dance to FreedomÂ plus a Golden Globe nominated TV series (Flesh and Bone), there were too manyÂ favourite dance momentsÂ for us and for the dance media to pick in 2015.
So it’s over to you:
What was your favourite dance moment ofÂ 2015?
UseÂ the comment form below or email us (theballetbag [at] gmail.com). Your answers will be automatically added to our Christmas giveaway, as weÂ are teaming up with the Gaynor Minden crew to give away two pairs of pointe shoes.
This promo closes on 7Â January 2016. The two luckyÂ winners will be able to place aÂ custom order for their Gaynor Minden ballet shoes.
Entries from all over the globe are welcome.
Good luck and Merry Xmas!
Update: 11 February 2016 â€“ Promo winners are:
Melody, who commented:
“My favourite moment was seeing Michaela DePrince dance the role of Clara, in the Dutch National Balletâ€™s production of the Nutcracker. Not only is she extraordinarily talented, the sheer happiness radiated off of her, making her a perfect Clara. It is inspiring to know that more and more girls of colour are dancing lead roles nowadays. My children will grow up believing that, they too can dance the role of Clara, even if theyâ€™re not white.”
Laura, who emailed us:
“I really enjoyed Wayne McGregor’s Raven girl and the World Ballet Day live streams. But I have to say, my favorite was our own Finnish national ballet’s world premiere of Kenneth Greve’s Little mermaid. The costumes and sets were out of this world and there even wereÂ 3D effects in use. It really was a pleasure to see.”
Congratulations MelodyÂ and Laura! Weâ€™ll be in touch by email soon.
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