My Top 5 Ballet and Dance Videos filmed in lookdown

Ballet Dancers in Isolation

Swans For Relief

32 premier ballerinas from 22 dance companies in 14 countries perform Le Cygne (The Swan) variation sequentially with music by Camille Saint-Saëns, performed by cellist Wade Davis, in support of Swans for Relief. Organized by Misty Copeland and Joseph Phillips, 100% of the funds raised will be distributed to each dancer’s company’s COVID-19 relief fund, or other arts/dance-based relief fund in the event that a company is not set up to receive donations.

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Coming into the Christmas Spirit…

THE NUTCRACKER is my Xmas Ritual

Watching the Nutcracker on Christmas Day is my holiday tradition since years. Numerous ballet companies around the world offer this famous Christmas ballet now online or on Demand. In times of Covid I can’t see The NUTCRACKER live on stage. There are so many beautiful choreographies available, next to the original by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, done in 1892. My  favourite interpretations are by George Balanchine, Peter Wright and Christian Spuck.

The Nutcracker by the Royal Ballet London
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My Top 3 Xmas Gifts

Last Minute GIFTS, Online and For less than $15

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Wir versuchen zu begreifen, was uns ergreift.

Buchrezension: Ursula Pellaton – Tanz verstehen

In Form von videogestützten Interviews berichtet die Tanzkritikerin und Balletthistorikerin Ursula Pellaton über ihre Berufserfahrungen sowie über die Entwicklung des Tanzes im 20. Jahrhundert in der Schweiz. Die Tanzwissenschaftlerin und Spezialistin für Oral History Julia Wehren fasste die persönlichen Erzählungen und Erinnerungen der Zeitzeugin in vier Kapiteln zusammen. Dieses Buch beschreibt einzigartig, den Schweizer Weg zwischen Tradition und Vielfalt in der Tanzgeschichte.

Ursula Pellaton im Gespräch mit Julia Wehren
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Fabulous Ballet calendars 2021

Last minute gifts for all ballet and dance lovers!

Watch on the website of your favorite ballet company and order online a calendar, a mask, a DVD or more.

The Royal Ballet London

One of the best shops with beautiful Xmas items.

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We will be dancing THE NUTCRACKER outside in a park


I’m creating a small series for my blog to give my favourite dancers the opportunity to talk about their experiences, motivation and daily routines nowadays. As you all know, it must be so tough for dancers to train hard every single day in isolation and stay in top shape, not knowing when the next performance is going to be.

Rainer Krenstetter, principal with the Miami City Ballet since 2014

I will never forget Rainer’s character in THE RING in 2007, where he interpreted uniquely and impressingly the LOGE, the storyteller in Maurice Béjart’s outstanding choreography. And there are so many gorgeous performances I’ve seen from Rainer that still stick with me today.

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