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Behind Ballet

An Unforgettable Evening with English National Ballet

by alicepennefather on April 11, 2014

ENB is about to wrap up its successful season at the Barbican Theatre, and there are 2 further opportunities to catch the company’s innovative ballet-meets-contemporary-dance programme, Lest We Forget, tomorrow. So if you are in London, don’t miss it! Over here, we were very impressed with the output of new works, which we had the opportunity to relay from [...]

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, [...]

A professional ballet dancer since 1998, Laurent Liotardo has performed all over the world with major companies including Paris Opera Ballet, Marseille National Ballet and, since 2003, with English National Ballet. Being surrounded by such beautiful artists at ENB soon led him to discover and develop a real passion for photography.  Here Laurent shares some of [...]

Alina Cojocaru & Johan Kobborg: an Interactive Timeline

by Emilia & Linda on August 7, 2013

We have been playing around with interactive timelines for a while. Here is the first one for everyone’s browsing pleasure: Tweet Share

Dancers & their Ballet Bags: A Visit to Ballet Black

by Emilia & Linda on June 5, 2013

“Always be knolling”, says American sculptor Tom Sachs. Knolling is the art of sorting out objects in an organized way, recently made famous by such digital projects as The Burning House and Things Organized Neatly. Over here we like things neat, so we could not pass up the opportunity to try our hand at knolling with [...]

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 [...]