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Colin Campbell Cooper   New York Public Library La La Land * “You’ve got to work on something dangerous.  You have to work on something that makes you uncertain.  Something that makes you doubt yourself.  You shouldn’t feel safe.  You should feel, ‘I don’t know if I can write this.’  That’s what I mean by dangerous, […]

Ballet Beautiful

Olga Smirnova in ‘Ballade’ at the Kremlin Gala 2015 Photo © Octavia Kolt. *   “Ballet is important and significant – yes.    But first of all it is a pleasure.”   – George Balanchine *     VAGANOVA BALLET ACADEMY DUET EXAM. APRIL 2016   Olga Smirnova and Semyon Chudin in ‘Ballade’ at the Kremlin Gala […]

Ballet Beautiful

My Random Acts short film on Sarah Lamb of the Royal Ballet  (filmed 2013 at the Royal Opera House. Rob Clark on piano) Ulyana Lopatkina in Swan Lake Maria Kovechka San Francisco Ballet Iana Salenko Photo: Bettina Stoess My Random Acts short film on Sarah Lamb of the Royal Ballet  (filmed 2013 at the Royal […]

Ballet Beautiful

“Ballet is a dance executed by the human soul.”   -Alexander Pushkin     Oksana Skorik in Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux (Mariinsky Ballet) Serenade (The Washington Ballet, 2018) Svetlana Zakharova as Giselle Swan Lake, Bolshoi Ballet, 2014 Natalia Osipova in Class Concert “Ballet technique is arbitrary and very difficult. It never becomes easy; it becomes […]

Ballet Beautiful

LISA BREUKER FOR DESIGNED BY ALICE Denis and Anastasia Matvienko LES PETITS RATS DE L’OPÉRA Denis and Anastasia Matvienko LISA BREUKER FOR DESIGNED BY ALICE KOREAN NATIONAL BALLET SHOT BY YOON6PHOTO Denis and Anastasia Matvienko LA BAYADERE PHOTOS BY EKATERINA LYZHINA THE LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS; SVETLANA ZAKHAROVA Denis and Anastasia Matvienko BOLSHOI ACADEMY STUDENT STANISLAVA POSTNOVA. FROM […]

Ballet Beautiful

“Art exists because life is not enough.” – Ferreira Gullar Giselle – Dutch National Ballet  Paris Opera Ballet Photography: Benjamin Millepied Rehearsing The Sleeping Beauty (Alberta Ballet, 2018) Giselle – Dutch National Ballet Viktoria Brilyova, Diana Smirnova, Yekaterina Chebykina and Zlata Yalinich in Swan Lake (Mariinsky Ballet, 2015)  Paris Opera Ballet Balanchine’s Theme and Variations  […]

Ballet Beautiful

Giselle (Mariinsky Ballet) Vaganova at the Bolshoi: Olga Smirnova Ulyana Lopatkina as Giselle in Giselle (Mariinsky Ballet) Vaganova at the Bolshoi: Alena Kovaleva Rehearsing Giselle (Paris Opera Ballet) Vaganova at the Bolshoi: Eleonora Sevenard Anastasia Soboleva and Victor Lebedev Photography: Nikolay Krusser Misa Kuranaga and Junxiong Zhao rehearsing Donizetti Variations Boston Ballet instagram.com Vaganova at the Bolshoi: Svetlana Zakharova […]

Ballet Beautiful

NIJINSKY   Renata Shakirova and Philipp Stepin in The Sleeping Beauty    Mariinsky Ballet Sarah Lamb   Photo: Rick Guest.       Renata Shakirova in The Sleeping Beauty    Mariinsky Ballet   Vaslav Nijinsky (12 March 1889/1890 – 8 April 1950)  Russian ballet dancer and choreographer of Polish descent, cited as the greatest male […]