Category: Video

  • Coco Chanel and Ballets Russes

    Coco Chanel and Ballets Russes

    The relationship between Coco Chanel and Ballets Russes is one that started by chance and developed parallel her friendship with Serge Diaghilev.

  • Ballet Swan Arms Practice

    Ballet Swan Arms Practice

    One of the most iconic and beautiful movements in the classical canon are ballet swan arms during Swan Lake. It is an epitomical display of how ballet dancers use their port de bras (carriage of the arms) to express character, voice, and aesthetics. The video below by Ernesto Galan for Boston Ballet demonstrates the how […]

  • Vienna State Ballet: 2020 New Year’s Celebration

    Vienna State Ballet: 2020 New Year’s Celebration

    Every new year for me officially begins upon watching the annual concert given by the Vienna Philharmonic. 2020 is no different for me, but there are a couple of historic details to note, including the first time a Spanish choreographer has created the iconic new year’s pieces danced by the Vienna State Ballet. José Carlos […]

  • World Ballet Day 2019

    World Ballet Day 2019

    World Ballet Day 2019 is upon us! Here is the official link to the event as well as some videos to get your fix – Enjoy! https://youtu.be/ZEVZOXaY9cUhttps://youtu.be/EF5Nkg_MrhEhttps://youtu.be/390h0Cv2gMQ

  • Alicia Alonso: Video of a Ballet Legend

    Alicia Alonso: Video of a Ballet Legend

    It is a sad time for those of us who make the ballet world our home as classical ballerina Alicia Alonso now dances from up above. The legendary founder of the National Ballet of Cuba died on October 17, 2019 in a hospital in her home country of Cuba at the age of 98. Alonso […]

  • Romeo and Juliet Film

    Romeo and Juliet Film

    Shakespeare’s most recognized tale of star-crossed lovers is coming to the big screen. At least in England. For one precious night only – December 16, 2019 – audiences can see Michael Nunn and William Trevitt’s Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words featuring The Royal Ballet dancers William Bracewell and Francesca Hayward dancing the title characters. Kenneth […]

  • Learn Ballet Pantomime

    Learn Ballet Pantomime

    One of the most beautiful facets of a classical ballet is its use of pantomime to convey the narrative to the audience. As there is traditionally no verbal communication, body language – most specifically, the expressive use of heads and arms – is how ballet dancers speak with one another on the stage as well […]

  • Force of Nature: Natalia Osipova Documentary

    Force of Nature: Natalia Osipova Documentary

    Natalia Osipova is a household name in the ballet community. The world has witnessed her journey from the Bolshoi Ballet to Mikhailovsky Theatre to the Royal Ballet, where the ballerina is currently in her fifth season. Lyndsey Winship from The Guardian interviews Osipova, discussing her partnerships on and off the stage as well as the […]

  • A Day in the Life of Isabella Boylston

    A Day in the Life of Isabella Boylston

    Are you curious as to what a professional ballerina’s daily life consists of? Elise Finch from CBSN New York interviews American Ballet Theatre’s principal dancer Isabella Boylston and provides us with insight into the habits and schedule of one of the world’s most prominent ballet dancers. Ms. Boylston chats a bit about her path from […]

  • Miko Fogarty: A Ballerina’s Second Act

    Miko Fogarty: A Ballerina’s Second Act

    We all know of the young ballerina Miko Fogarty, star of First Position, the documentary about the Youth America Grand Prix. This film gave us insight into the competitive ballet circuit that she was such a prominent figure of for the majority of her childhood. From the age of nine until her acceptance into the […]