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When to clap at a ballet performance

It‘s tricky to figure out the right time to clap at a ballet. First-time goers are often concerned about embarrassing themselves by being the only one to clap. While you would never consider clapping in the middle of a symphony, at a ballet it is completey acceptable to clap throughout the performance to show your excitement and encourage the ballet dancers. Ballet ettiquette is also dependant on culture. For example, at the Bolchoi Theatre, it‘s a tradition to clap long, loudly and wildly.

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„What is Sleeping Beauty?“ Alexei Ratmansky researched

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Alexei Ratmansky is one of the most reknowned choregraphers today. He reconstructs and revives old ballets by spending months to study the movement score, step by step. So Sleeping Beauty came out with more subtlety, with more gradation and more in-between things. These are small differences but in the end it makes a changed ballet. Weiterlesen „„What is Sleeping Beauty?“ Alexei Ratmansky researched“

Brutal Bolshoi – a film on the acid attack

Film lifts the curtain on infighting at the institution after an acid attack on its artistic director. The Calvert Journal reports – Source: The Guardian

Read full article: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/27/bolshoi-babylon-film-ballet-russia-film-nick-read

The film has been shown on HBO in the US. It was released on 8 January 2016 in Great Britain’s cinemas. Its premiere has not yet been announced for Germany and Switzerland.