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Ballet Companies

A New Cinderella at Northern Ballet

by Emilia & Linda on March 10, 2014

The Imperial Moscow of princes, princesses, magicians and mystics provides the setting for David Nixon’s brand new production of Cinderella for Northern Ballet, currently on tour in the UK. We recently had a chance to visit the company’s costume department in Leeds, and to chat to Costume Assistant Carley Marsh, as well as company dancer Vicky Sibson, [...]

The New York Experience

by HarperWatters on January 20, 2014

The 42nd Prix de Lausanne is about to kick off (26 January to 1 February). Last year, Prix finalist & contemporary prize winner Harper Watters ran a series of guest posts recalling his experiences taking part in the competition. Harper is now a dancer with Houston Ballet, and has been busy touring the globe with the company. One of [...]

Houston Ballet in New York

by HarperWatters on November 13, 2013

Hey readers! I am so excited to be back and writing, because I have so much to share. No it isn’t my Halloween costume or what roles I got this year in The Nutcracker, it’s a behind-the-scenes look at the preparations and shows of Houston Ballet’s recent tour to New York! Early October – Tour [...]

On Monday we had the opportunity to team up with one of our favourite contributors, Dave Wilson (@DaveTriesBallet), and take over the @RoyalOperaHouse on Twitter to relay the Royal Ballet’s 2013-2014 season opener, a gala for Carlos Acosta’s new production of Don Quixote. Here Dave talks about his experience and impressions. Look out for plenty of images taken [...]

Boston Ballet: London Tour Roundup & Photo Gallery

by Emilia & Linda on July 10, 2013

They came, we saw, they conquered. Here are five things we loved about Boston Ballet’s residency at the London Coliseum last week: 1) Balanchine at thrilling speed, as it should be. 2) Shelby Elsbree’s guest blog about Mr. B’s Serenade, complete with awesome Russian folk dance video. 3) The lyrical Kathleen Breen Combes, who was recently [...]

Touring with Boston Ballet

by shelbyelsbree on July 4, 2013

Tours are always an exciting way to get to know your company in a more personal, ‘out of the box’ way than what the daily grind will allow… New studios, stages, surroundings…new audiences to inspire and to appreciate your hard work with fresh eyes… I find that as creatures of habit, routine and daily ‘norms’ [...]