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Prix de Lausanne

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 [...]

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 [...]

#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 [...]

A Dancer’s Journey – Prix de Lausanne Edition, Part 1

by HarperWatters on January 27, 2013

As the 41st edition of Prix de Lausanne kicks off, Prix finalist & contemporary prize winner Harper Watters recalls his experiences taking part in the competition in this new series of guest blogs: Although it was December 31, 2012 when I wrote this entry, I will start off by wishing everyone HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope all of you [...]

A Dancer’s Journey: Keeping Focus

by HarperWatters on November 16, 2012

The last time I wrote, I was sitting watching rehearsals for the season’s two final programmes. Once again, I write while watching rehearsals. This time as a corps de ballet member instead of an apprentice. With two repertories under our belt, the company is in full swing with no intention of slowing down anytime soon. [...]