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#Prix2013 Link Roundup

by wschuster on February 10, 2013

Every year, the Prix de Lausanne puts this relatively quiet Swiss town on Lake Geneva on the map for all balletomanes – right in the middle of their universe to be exact. In case you couldn’t follow all the action this year, do not worry! There is plenty of awesome content available to relive this [...]

A Dancer’s Journey – Prix de Lausanne Edition, Part 2

by HarperWatters on February 1, 2013

When I left for Lausanne I felt a combination of excitement, nerves, and anxiousness. Most importantly, I felt thoroughly prepared and confident that we had addressed any issues that had arisen while training. The last issue I had to conquer was the 10-hour plane ride to Lausanne. With Houston Ballet II I had toured to locations in [...]

In Costume Wonderland, plus Alice DVD Promo!

by Emilia & Linda on March 1, 2012

We’ve written before about the key role stage design and costumes play in giving dance works an extra dimension. Costumes help set the tone, create a mood and build characters. From the iconic tutus that emerged from Imperial Russia to colorful modern designs (we particularly love the funky unitards in MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations) or minimalist [...]

Ballet costumes play a key role in the evolution of the art form. From the early days in the lavish court of Louis XIV – the Sun King – to the highly individual designs created by artists like Chanel, De Chirico and Bakst in the golden age of Ballets Russes, costumes have transitioned from bulky [...]

Top Dance Blogs of 2010: A Dance Advantage Competition

by Emilia & Linda on December 15, 2010

Houston-based website Dance Advantage is hosting a competition to select the Top Dance Blogs of 2010. This competition is designed to show the strength of the online dance community and to engage readers. Bloggers whose posts revolve mainly around dance (any form or genre) are eligible to participate. Our aim here is to draw attention [...]

Ultimate Black Swan Fix & Poster Promo

by Emilia & Linda on November 17, 2010

Together with our awesome sponsor Yumiko we have a new Black Swan giveaway. Four collector posters will be up for grabs (NB: see how to enter below) and this, along with the movie’s imminent US release (3 December, who else is counting down?), was the perfect excuse for us to scour the internet for the [...]