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Ballet Beautiful

    Maya Dumchenko in Serenade    Mariinsky Ballet       Olga Smirnova and Vladislav Lantratov     Paloma Herrera in La Bayadère    ABT   Olga Smirnova and Vladislav Lantratov   Ako Kondo in La Bayadère    The Australian Ballet, 2014   Olga Smirnova and Vladislav Lantratov     Vasily Tkachenko as the […]

Ballet Beautiful

La Bayadère, music by Ludwig Minkus, libretto by Marius Petipa and Sergey Khudekov, choreography by Nacho Duato after Marius Petipa, stage designer, costume designer Angelina Atlagić, lighting design by Brad Fields, musical director of the production Pavel Sorokin.   The Mikhailovsky Theatre. Photography: Jack Devant Oksana Skorik in Swan Lake. Evgenia Obraztsova and Alexander Volchkov (The […]

Ballet Beautiful

Irina Dvorovenko and Cory Stearns in Lady of the Camellias (ABT, 2010) Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae rehearsing Romeo and Juliet Gillian Murphy in the RNZB studio during rehearsal (2012) Yulia Stepanova as Aspiccia, and Artem Ovcharenko as Taor, in La Fille du Pharaon (Bolshoi Ballet) Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae rehearsing Romeo and Juliet […]

Ballet Beautiful

  Swan Lake (Boston Ballet, 2014) Sae Eun Park photographed performing in Serge Lifar’s variation (+ costume close ups) by Agathe Poupeney Marianela Nunez   photo: Paola Kudacki         Myriam Ould-Braham and Mathieu Ganio in Giselle    Paris Opera Ballet     Sae Eun Park photographed performing in Serge Lifar’s variation (+ […]

Ballet Beautiful

  Olga Smirnova on pointe   Photography: Jack Devant       Nina Kaptsova in The Nutcracker    Bolshoi Ballet       Basia Rhoden       Brilliant and beautiful Anna Okuneva first soloist with Stanislavsky Music Theatre  Photo © Svetlana *Sila* Avvakum   instagram               The beautiful […]

Ballet Beautiful

      Rehearsing The Sleeping Beauty    Alberta Ballet, 2018     Yulia Makhalina as the Dying Swan    Mariinsky Ballet, 2014       Nina Kaptsova in The Nutcracker    Bolshoi Ballet     Carli Samuelson in Petite Mort    Pacific Northwest Ballet     Yulia Makhalina as the Dying Swan    Mariinsky […]

Behind the Scenes: Ballet Beautiful

    Paris Opera Ballet in new Chanel costumes   Variations   photo: Lara Giliberto         Melissa Hamilton, Reece Clark   Manon   photo: Andrei Uspenski     Paris Opera Ballet   Raymonda rehearsal   photo: Svetlana Loboff   Paris Opera Ballet in new Chanel costumes   Variations   photo: Lara Giliberto […]

Jazz it up

“Life is a lot like jazz.  It’s the best when you improvise.” — George Gershwin Saxophonist  Mariusz Drawings Jazz it up a little Music in Film: All That Jazz (1979) dir. Bob Fosse   Billie Holiday singing at the Downbeat Club in New York, 1947, photo by William Gottlieb   Chicago (2002) dir. Rob Marshall […]