#WorldBalletDay on 29 Oct 2020

A Must For all Ballet- and Dancelovers!!!

What a great program and variety!

Visit worldballetday.com or join the Facebook event to stay up to date with news and announcements, and to join us LIVE.

WATCH THE BOLSCHOI BALLET ON MARQUEE.TV

Coppelia Premiering Saturday May 30th

While I am dearly missing live ballet and dance performances in these times of corona, fortunately there are plenty of streaming offers around. Now I discovered Marquee.TV where you can get a 14-day free trial! https://www.marquee.tv

Don’t miss COPPELIA – one of the most popular classical ballets. An ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancee with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker. COPPELIA is a true classic, performed by companies around the world and enjoyed by audiences for its abrasive and sardonic comedy. This most recent staging from the Bolshoi Ballet features Margarita Shrayner as the witty Swanilda, and Artem Ovcharenko as the love-sick Frantz as well as the company’s always-stunning corps de ballet in the famous “dance of the hours”. 

Marquee.TV – Your One Stop Shop for Ballet and Dance

Try A 14-day free trial at Marquee.TV

While I am dearly missing live ballet and dance performances in these times of corona, fortunately there are plenty of streaming offers around. As it will still take a while for operas and theaters to open, I started watching Marquee.TV – streaming Arts and Culture https://www.marquee.tv .

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Now online: Ballet, Dance, Exhibitions… even Cirque du Soleil

#stayhome and watch

Getting bored? Have a look to all these amazing offers now available to watch for free online. You can find most links on Facebook, Youtube and Instagram. Unfortunately some performances are difficult to locate on the websites of the ballet companies, so feel free to follow my Facebook account Evi Hock, my site Ballettlovers and balletloversblog on Instagram to get all infos.

I wanna give you a nice selection what I am going to see.

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Top 10 Largest Ballet Companies

So who has the largest ballet company? France, Russia or the US?

There are many large, glamorous ballet companies all over the world. Usually they perform in majestic theaters, have diverse amazing repertoires, go on international tours and employ many dancers each season.  Find out which company has the highest number of dancers.

It is definitely Russia!

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BRAVO!

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

Reviving clasasical ballets

 

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.

https://youtu.be/J1GjHT8vMAo

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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.