TOP 15 Greatest Dance Movies

What is your favorite dance movie?

Dance Movies are always fun. Thinking of my favorite ones it is very difficult to say which I like the most. There are so many kinds of Dance Movies around, from the classical masterpiece with Gene Kelly „Singing in the Rain“, some sweet 80s dance movies like „Flashdance“, to the more modern street dancing movies like the Step up street dance battle.

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How pointe shoes are made

The secret inside of pointe shoes    

No, they are not made out of wood, and there is no steel in the flat tip! The tip is made of densely packed layers of fabric, cardboard and/or paper hardened by glue. Being extremely sturdy makes it possible to balance the entire weight of the ballerina’s body on a small platform. The rest of the shoe consist of materials such as leather, cotton and satin. The right and the left shoe are identical.

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Legendäre Tanzcompanie kommt endlich wieder nach Zürich

Leidenschaft, Energie und Lebensfreude pur!

Legendär, weil das Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

  • die erste erfolgreiche afroamerikanische Tanzcompanie überhaupt war,
  • eine eigene Tanzsprache mit Elementen aus Ballett, Modern Dance und Streetdance geschaffen hat und
  • mit Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Hiphop und Funk untermalt.
AAADT-the-winter-in-lisbon-foto-03-credit-t-woodThe Winter in Lisbon / © T. Wood

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What’s the word for a male „ballerina“?

Ballerino – sounds funny or not? 

Ballerino doesn’t sound perfect to me. It seems difficult to find the perfect name, but I googled it and found various terms for male ballet dancers around the globe. In Italy a male dancer is called a ballerino. In France, it’s Danseur. In the English speaking world, boys or men who dance classical ballet are usually referred to as male ballet dancers or just dancers. Weiterlesen „What’s the word for a male „ballerina“?“

Swan Lake has taken 4 years of patience

Interview with Li Cunxin, Artistic Director of the Queensland Ballet, also known as Mao’s Last Dancer

Everybody knowns the story of Mao’s Last Dancer but not everyone is aware of his current career as the Artistic Director of the Queensland Ballet. I was lucky to get the opportunity to talk to him about the new production of Swan Lake in May 2017. Then I was invited to watch a rehearsal which I really loved. It was heartbreaking!

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Jetzt Ballett-Tickets kaufen

Der Vorverkauf beginnt nächste Woche!

Die meisten Opernhäuser präsentieren ihr Programm für die nächste Saison 2018/2019 jetzt Anfang Juni. Zeit, sich Ballettvorstellungen auszusuchen und Tickets zu bestellen. Schaut Euch die Website Eurer Compagnien genau an, welche Premieren und Wiederaufnahmen Euch zusagen.

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Eine Gala für die Herzen

Polina & Friends an der Staatsoper unter den Linden

Ballett-Gala der Primaballerina assoluta Polina Semionova

Die Berliner Ballettfans liegen der international gefeierten Primaballerina zu Füssen. Polinas Ballett-Gala war schnell ausverkauft – obwohl weder Programm noch Gaststars vorab angekündigt wurden.

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