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 […]

Ballet Beautiful :Svetlana Zakharova

SVETLANA ZAKHAROVA People’s Artist of Russia, laureate of the Russian state prize, prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, étoile of La Scala, Svetlana Zakharova was born in Lutsk (Ukraine). At the age of 10 she entered the Kiev Choreography School. Having spend six years in the class of Valeria Sulegina, she took part […]

art is

Metropolitan Museum of Art Noughtlux – Study of details after “Vase of Flowers” by Jan van Huijsum Portrait of Madame Brunet 1861 to 1863, Édouard Manet. Tássia Bianchini, Co-fluências – 2016 Oil pastel and acrylics on paper 21,5 x 37 cm / 8″ x 14″ Details of Portrait of Madame Brunet 1861 to 1863, Édouard Manet. […]

Ballet Beautiful

  Yevgenia Obraztsova in Symphony in C (Bolshoi Ballet) Svetlana Zakharova (Bolshoi Ballet) in ‘Giselle’ at the Mariinsky Festival Photos (c) Alexander Neff (NeffFoto). The Australian Ballet in rehearsal for Swan Lake [x] © Rodrigo Buas Ekaterina Krysanova in Alexei Ratmansky’s Romeo and Juliet at the Bolshoi Theatre Yelena Lytkina in Paquita (Novosibirsk Ballet) The Australian […]