dance

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 […]

Russian Ballerina

  “That she is young, has exquisite feet, an ideal physique, is musically alert and technically assured… But Shapran seems to give each step, each action, an inner life that is revealed to us as she moves.”   Financial Times     KRISTINA SHAPRAN   PHOTOGRAPHY: ROGOV BUNDENKO         Born in Leningrad […]