dance

Ballet Beautiful

Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Dusty Button in Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier. via:lordbyron44 * * * * “Our profession is so insane it that it can rip you apart and put you back together in the same instant.” * — Sara Mearns talking about what it means to be a […]

practice

Repetities Van Manen / Cherkaoui by Ballet Vlaanderen Via Flickr: Fall (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui) © Filip Van Roe * * * “Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise man to the Divine.”    – Ludwig van Beethoven * * Life of a […]

Ballet Elegance

Raymonda Variations [watch] Students of the Vaganova Ballet Academy with Nika Tskhvitariya as Raymonda Oksana Skorik in rehearsal and performance of Anna Karenina. Photos by Svetlana Avvakum. Raymonda Variations [watch] Students of the Vaganova Ballet Academy with Nika Tskhvitariya as Raymonda Alison McWhinney in the Middle, Somewhat Elevated Laurent Liotardo Photography Raymonda Variations [watch] Students of the Vaganova […]

Ballet Beautiful

    Jimena, PNB Summer Course 2015     Photo by Dina Johnsen Photography     Kaori Nakamura (former principal dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet)     Studio Life: Head and shoulders, knees and toes. The National Ballet of Canada     Pacific Northwest Ballet’s  Corps de Ballet in Swan Lake     Dance Open International Ballet […]

Ballet Beautiful

Olesya Novikova rehearsing Frederick Ashton’sMarguerite and Armand © Svetlana Avvakum.     Backstage at the Mariinsky Theatre after Swan Lake Photo by Marc Olich       Olesya Novikova and Konstantin Zverev rehearsing Frederick Ashton’sMarguerite and Armand © Svetlana Avvakum.       via:prima-ballet       Olesya Novikova and Konstantin Zverev rehearsing Frederick Ashton’sMarguerite […]

Fondu Tendue, Ballerina Life

    To the barre.     The Style Line     Saint Louis Ballet Swan Corps ready to fly. Photos by Sigmund Mulnik           plie tendu releve’ fondue brise’ echappe’ via:bighardssun     Ballerina life: Prøve i Operaen. Fotos: Solist Holly Jean Dorger, korpsdanser Silvia Selvini og korpsdanser James Clark. […]

Artistic Beautiful

via:deliciousdistracti Ekaterina Borchenko in Giselle © Mirko Cvjetko   “That summer  We fed our hearts on dust.” — Dan Beachy-Quick, from “Posterity, this me is Now,” Mulberry.   Léonore Baulac and Allister Madin ‘HAUT VOL’ filmed by Louis de Caunes       via:littlepawz       Amandine Albisson and Stephane Bullion rehearse Jose Martinez’ Les enfants […]

Ballet Gorgeous

Gorgeous backstage photography of the dancers from The Cape Town Ballet by photographer Lar Rattray. * Photographer Lar Rattray: “I know I’m not alone in saying that I’ve always been drawn to what happens ‘behind the velvet curtain’. It’s one of those inexplicable childlike fascinations… so I literally leapt at the chance to go backstage with a friend […]