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Five Fab dance Instagrammers

If you are active on social media, then you already know that ballet on Instagram has become HUUUUGE. Dancers, dance students, photographers, creatives, audience…

The Sleeping Beauty

Is this ballet for you? Go If: You love classical ballet complete with fairy tale theme, tiaras, tutus, lavish décors and variations for almost…

Jewels

Balanchine’s three-act ballet Jewels has become a global phenomenon. This autumn the ballet returns to New York City Ballet, the company for whom it…

OK Computer

Concepts such as coding, decoding, generative systems, algorithms, computer programming, neuroscience and cognitive mapping seem more akin to geek lingo than ballet choreography and…

New in the Bag

Be True to Your School

Most professional dancers start their careers rather young and, depending on where they study, the programme/syllabus they follow varies substantively. Here in England, they…

Love Me Two Times

The other day I got an email from a friend inviting me to see the Royal Ballet’s current production of Giselle. He had been…

The Dark is Rising

Given the full run of Giselles, it is always very enjoyable to experience different casts and portrayals. This a challenge for the dancers; an…

Are we human or are we dancer?

As we begin our regular musings on “everything ballet” what more fitting than to start with our darlingest of all Covent Garden darlings, Alina…