It’s only 25 days until Christmas – but there is still enough time to think about Christmas gifts!
Here are my top suggestions for all ballet lovers:
Invite your ballet loving friend to join you for a live ballet performance and top of the evening with a nice glass of champagne. There’s nothing better than some festive bubbles to enliven your discussion of the performance. The Nutcracker or Swan Lake are perfect ballet choices to get you both in the Christmas mood.
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Photo by The Royal Ballet Full Class – World Ballet Day 2014 – YouTube
Have a look behind the scenes. Watch morning classes, interviews and rehearsal of 5 Top Ballet Companies. You will learn a lot of all the insights.
The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet will partner for the fourth year in a row to celebrate classical dance and provide viewers around the world with an exclusive look behind the scenes at what life is like at the world’s top ballet companies.
These are my favourite Ballet Photos
Prima Ballerina Iana Salenko
Photo by ballerinaproject in Royal Opera House London
Rainer Krenstetter as Loge in Maurice Béjart “Ring um den Ring”
photo by Staatsballett Berlin
Polina Semionova with her little babyboy
photo on Instgram at polinasemionovaofficial
Katja Wünsche and William Moore in Christian Spuck’s “Anna Karenina”
Juliet Doherty at St. Monica Beach
photo by ballerinaproject
Steven McRae as Mad Hatter in Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland
photo by Tim P. Whitby, gettyimages
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
photo by Andrew Eccles
Ballet and City Serie
photo by Vladimir Chikin
Polina Semionova and Vladimir Malakhov in L’après-midi du faun by Staatsballett Berlin
Photo by Staatsballett Berlin
4 Ballerina in “Wonderland” – Washington Ballet
photo by Cade Martin
Top of the Ballet World
All rankings are subjective but first in mind I am thinking of the TOP 6 which have been internationally famous for decades and are the most common ones. These ballet companies are considered as such because they have a Ballet School, a repertoire, a great corps, and have survived more than one director.
What do you think? Which company you love most?
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“Anna Karenina” as a Ballet by 5 Famous Choreographers
Most people have heard of the movie “Anna Karenina”, starring Keira Knightley as the lead role, directed by Joe Wright and adapted by Tom Stoppard. Based on a novel by Leo Tolstoy, “Anne Karenina” is very popular in the ballet world right now. I have the feeling that every year brings a new interpretation of Tolstoy’s touching drama, all of which are different but all worth watching. Enjoy the trailers!
Please tell me which one you liked the most!
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Rainer Krenstetter, principal dancer of the Miami City Ballet talks about his experiences in the US
Back when Rainer Krenstetter was a member of the ballet company of Staatsballett Berlin, I often had the opportunity to watch him perform. I was completely fascinated by his brilliant technique and elegance, and I will never forget Béjart’s masterpiece “RING UM DEN RING”, where Rainer delivered an outstanding performance in the role of Loge.
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Who are my favourite male dancers?
My friends often ask me about my favourite male dancers. As I have been a ballet lover for decades, it is very difficult to answer this question, given the amount of dancers I have seen perform. All dancers have different strengths and weaknesses; Rudolf Nurejev, for example, while a presence onstage and reknowned as the best dancer of the 20th century, would not be considered extremely talented by todays standards. I will also not be mentioning excellent male dancers who have passed their prime, such as Mikhail Baryshnikov and Vladimir Malakhov.
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