5 Christmas gift ideas for Ballet lovers!

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:


Theatre tickets

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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Pas de Deux der Extraklasse

Iana Salenko und Marian Walter brillieren in Dornröschen

Trotz schlechter Kritiken war ich sehr gespannt auf Nacho Duato’s Dornröschen an der Deutschen Oper in Berlin. Die dortige Ballettszene war 2015 sehr enttäuscht, als der neue Ballettdirektor seinen Einstand mit diesem Ballett gab. Denn die Uraufführung war bereits 2011 am Petersburger Mikhailovsky- Theater erfolgt. Somit wurde das Debutstück als zu wenig mutig, einfallslos und aufgewärmt empfunden.

Ausschnitt mit der Premierenbesetzung: Iana Salenko und Leonid Sarafanov

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Knackt das Ballett Zürich den Nussknacker?

Interview mit Christian Spuck über das neue Ballett NUSSKNACKER UND MAUSEKÖNIG am Opernhaus Zürich

Der NUSSKNACKER ist DAS weltberühmteste Weihnachtsballett. Warum braucht es eine Neuinszenierung?

Meine Neuinszenierung basiert auf der Original-Nouvelle von E.T.A. Hoffmann. Mich faszinierte die Idee, die Geschichte der Prinzessin Pirlipat wieder in das Ballett zu integrieren. Da lassen sich dann all die schrägen Theaterregister mit viel Ironie und Humor ziehen.

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Don’t miss the WORLD BALLET DAY 2017

Photo by The Royal Ballet Full Class – World Ballet Day 2014 – YouTube

#WorldBalletDay is back on 5 October 2017!

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.

TOP 10 Ballet Photos

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

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Photo by Staatsballett Berlin


4 Ballerina in “Wonderland” – Washington Ballet

photo by Cade Martin



TOP 10 Classical Ballet Companies

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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Love or Desire?

“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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