Ballet Beautiful

Eleonora Sevenard  photography:  Darian Volkova Bolshoi Ballet Academy via:ballerina Chandra Kuykendall and Luis Valdes rehearsing Domenico Luciano’s Attraversiamo with the choreographer (Colorado Ballet, 2016) Source: Oksana Skorik and Philipp Stepin in Sylvia. via:goodgolly Eifman Ballet in Boris Eifman’s Red Giselle (Красная Жизель), Alexandrinsky Theatre Photo by Mark Olich Bolshoi Ballet Academy via:ballerina Ulyana Lopatkina as […]

Cool Factor: Water Dance

  Underwater Choreography Performed in the World’s Deepest Pool by Julie Gautier   via:thisiscolossal     AMA is a short film performed and directed by deep sea diver and underwater filmmaker Julie Gautier.      The work follows Gautier through several uninterrupted minutes of underwater choreography, gracefully performed in the world’s deepest pool near Venice, Italy.      She […]

Ballet Beautiful

Tutu Tuesday: Tutu luggage. nationalballet  Yevgenia Obraztsova rehearsing Romeo and Juliet  Mariinsky Ballet Olga Smirnova in Jewels. Vaganova Ballet Academy, performing Balanchine’s Raymonda. Alessandra Ferri in rehearsal for Woolf Works.  Photo: © ROH Tristram Kenton The Pharaoh’s Daughter   Source:balletomaneassoluta  Valentina Ivanova Source:vaganova-blog  vaganova-blog Olga Smirnova in Jewels. Svetlana Zakharova’s Dying Swan photo: Maria Helena […]

Ballet Beautiful

“There are no taking days off.    There are no distractions.    If I had that, I physically wouldn’t be capable of going onstage and performing live theater.    It’s extremely demanding.   I have to be in ballet class every day. “   – Misty Copeland        Vaganova Ballet Academy student Daria Ionova […]

Ballet Beautiful

Olga Smirnova as the Queen of the Dryads  Giselle Photo: Dave Morgan Olga Smirnova as the Queen of the Dryads Ballerina Alina Somova – Photo by Natasha Razina -Mariinsky Theatre Olga Smirnova as the Queen of the Dryads Misa Kuranaga | ‘BALLERINA’ – SK-II Fumi Kaneko,  Giselle Photo: Dave Morgan Olga Smirnova as the Queen of […]

Paris Opera Ballet

I love dance images from behind the scenes – in rehearsals and in the studios.    Often some of the best dancing in world takes place in studio, not on the stage.     Alice Renavand   This dancing is not seen by the public, just by the dancers, teachers and choreographers. These photos were […]

Ballet Beautiful: Vaganova

  Vaganova Ballet Academy’s gala performance in Naples, Italy. February 27, 2018.    Photos by Massimiliano Pappa.         The Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet is a school of classical ballet in Saint Petersburg, Russia.          Established in 1738 during the reign of Empress Anna, the academy was known as the Imperial Ballet School up […]

art matters

  “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”   — Edgar Degas *   Little Dancer Fourteen Years Old 1881 Edgar Degas   artist Frida Kahlo’s ‘Casa Azul’ in Coyoacán, Mexico | AD España · Belén Imaz   Arizona Muse with the Mona Lisa in the Louvre by Inez van Lamsweerde and […]