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Ballet & Culture

5 Ballet Movies to Watch Around Christmas

by wschuster on December 20, 2013

Just in time for your Christmas holidays, we spotlight five recent ballet films that plug at our heartstrings, and that are great real-life alternatives to the usual reruns of It’s a Wonderful Life: 1) Dancing in Jaffa - Directed by Hilla Medalia: “May I have this dance?” –“With pleasure!” Decorated ballroom champion Pierre Dulaine takes his [...]

Esprit de Corps: A Kickstarter Art Book Project

by Emilia & Linda on July 26, 2013

Jesús Chapa-Malacara is a Brooklyn-based photographer and former ballet dancer. Jesús is currently working on an innovative ballet photography project, Esprit de Corps, a ballet artbook. Esprit de Corps brings together dancers like ABT’s Jared Matthews and Yuriko Kajiya, Michaela DePrince, who appeared in the must-watch documentary First Position and is about to join Dutch National [...]

Five Ballet Books

by Emilia & Linda on May 12, 2013

In the spotlight, five recent ballet and dance book releases that will make great summer reads or that are perfect for your Amazon wishlists: Sadler’s Wells Dance House by Sarah Crompton With plenty of photos of some of Sadler’s Wells’s most successful productions from the last few years (Sylvie Guillem fans are in for a [...]

Alexei Ratmansky: Greatest Hits & Photo Gallery

by Emilia & Linda on March 11, 2013

We have a new guest post up on the Royal Opera House blog, with snippets of five of Alexei Ratmansky’s coolest ballets: 24 Preludes, part of the Royal Ballet’s current mixed programme that includes George Balanchine’s Apollo and Christopher Wheeldon’s Aeternum, offers audiences the opportunity to experience Alexei Ratmansky’s first work for a UK company. Much [...]

Tatiana Leskova: A Ballerina At Large

by Emilia & Linda on December 4, 2012

In the same way as Alicia Markova in England, Tatiana Leskova is considered an instrumental figure in the development of classical ballet in Brazil. Leskova, who celebrates her 90th birthday this December, is also one of the few surviving direct links to the Ballets Russes era and well-known for her stagings of ballets by Léonide Massine. Born in Paris [...]

Titian 2012: A Photo Gallery

by alicepennefather on July 20, 2012

Monica Mason‘s last commission as the Royal Ballet’s Artistic Director, a jumbo season closer of three ballets by three different creative teams, as captured by photographer Alice Pennefather. (Click on thumbnails to enlarge & see as slideshow) All Photos: © Alice Pennefather, courtesy of ROH About Alice Pennefather: With a twin brother flying high as [...]