Join ballet mistress Ursula Hageli at an Insights event as she explores the evolution of ballet steps from the Baroque period to the present day, with a little help from Royal Ballet dancers Melissa Hamilton, Yasmine Naghdi, Romany Pajdak and Claire Calvert.
The three-part ballet evening of ballet Zurich shows aspects of contemporary dance: The choreography “New Sleep” by William Forsythe, “Hill Harper’s Dream” by Edward Clug and “Sleight of Hand” by Sol León / Paul Lightfoot.
Guillaume Côté is the star of this National Ballet of Canada ad by Ben Shirinian. Even without the excellently subtle motion-graphics, his solo performance is completely captivating.
The Russian group of artists of the Ballets Russes toured in the early 20th Century Western art capitals in order to impress an entire generation and set the art world on its head. Around the impresario Serge Diaghilev gathered not only dancers and innovative theater people, but also visual artists and composers. For tours of… Continue reading Ballets Russes – A moderated ballet concert
Curtis Wenzel in Minneapolis just tipped us on this wonderful Kickstarter project: An edition of hand-made books about a ballerina who fell in love with the bullfighter-comedian Cantinflas in Mexico City. “El Toreador y La Bailarina” is a hand-typed, hand-built, hand-bound love story. It’s an artist’s book about the romance between my ballerina mother and… Continue reading The Bullfighter and the Ballerina
Tamara Karsavina, one of the greatest dancers of the Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev was born in St. Petersburg on March 10, 1885, the daughter of dancer Platon Karsavin. Tamara became a legend in her own life time. Her technical perfection, wit, rare intelligence, and deep feeling made her a prima ballerina for all times.… Continue reading Tamara Platonovna Karsavina (1885-1978)
The residence of Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki, Consul General of Japan in New York, was filled with dancers on Wednesday, January 30. They gathered to celebrate the life and career of Yuriko Kikuchi, a Japanese American dancer, choreographer, and instructor who was an influential member of the Martha Graham Dance Company for fifty years as well… Continue reading Yuriko Kikuchi Receives Commendation from Japanese Government