In the third act of “Swan Lake”, the Black Swan pulls off a seemingly endless series of turns, bobbing up and down on one pointed foot and spinning around and around and around … thirty-two times. How is this move — which is called a fouetté — even possible? Arleen Sugano unravels the physics of… Continue reading The physics of fouettés
Piano Concerto No. 3 in d minor, Op. 30 Piano Concerto No. 2 in c minor, Op. 18 This evening is dedicated to Rachmaninoff, one of the most important Russian composers. His music, although never expressly written for the ballet, continues to inspire choreographers the world over. His third piano concerto, written in 1909, embodies… Continue reading »Rachmaninow« by Leipzig Ballet
Classical variation: Sleeping Beauty, Aurora Act 3 – Piotr Tchaïkovsky – Marius Petipa.
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