According to legend, it must have been a dark winter day in the late 1960s, on which George Balanchine was swept away by sparkling jewelry, which he saw in a shop window on New York’s fancy 5th Avenue. And what did the successful choreographer do? Rather than simply to buy the beautiful diamonds, rubies, and… Continue reading Jewels by Staatsballett Berlin
Month: May 2016
Shoko Nakamura rehearsals for ‘Jewels’
Shoko will dance on the premiere May 21 and May 26 and May 29. Photography: Paulio Sóvári.
The making of ‘Jewels’
George Balanchine loved women, they dominate most of his choreographies, also “Jewels”. The virtues of his ideal dancers are strength, speed, precision, and balance. “Jewels” showcases these virtues spectacularly and celebrates them in the form of a parade of beauty. Balanchine’s probably most famous quote is: “Ballet is a woman”. Patricia Neary, who performed in… Continue reading The making of ‘Jewels’
SK-II #changedestiny stories – Beyond the Limits of DNA with Misa Kuranaga
She wasn’t born to be a ballet dancer, but Misa Kuranaga chose to #changedestiny. Today, she is Boston Ballet’s first ever Asian principal dancer. SK-II believes in empowering women to overcome their limitations and change their destiny. Read more about the campaign here.
The Human Sushi
The performance group the Human Sushi has interpreted Norwegian Seafood Council’s sushi recipes as dances. The inspiration they got from http://godfisk.no/sushi. [H/T Saya Komine]