HOW BALLET HAS CHANGED IN THE LAST 60 YEARS

Don Quixote – now and then

Compare these nine performances of Don Quixote Act 1 – pas de trois compilation 1960s-2010s Kirov/Mariinsky from 1960 to 2014. What do you think? Which one do you love the most?

Now & Then – Don Quixote Act 1 pas de trois compilation 1960s-2010s Kirov/MT
13.01.2016 © Navarre Brixen

Principal Dancers

1960s Budarin
1973 Nureyev
1983 Baryshnikov
1988 Ruzimatov
1990s Batalov
2006 Sarafanov
2008 Shklyarov
2013 Ermakov
2014 Kim

Photo on Top © kulturvideo.com

Highlights for Ballet Lovers

It is time now to thank all of you who support, follows, like and comment on my posts. It has been 4 years since I started my blog and it is growing fast. I feel incredibly grateful for that and looking forward to another wonderful year with plenty of great ballet and dance performances.

I am beginning to look for 2020 highlights in the ballet world. Do you have any idea? 

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Dancing with a broken foot – is it even possible?

Interview with Valentino Zucchetti, First Soloist in Royal Ballet London

What does a ballet dancer do when he breaks his foot mid-performance? Accept calamity? Or just carry on regardless?

I was lucky to talk to Valentino about his major injury in his debut of Espada on Don Quixote. Hear more about the swaggering Espada in Carlos Acosta’s celebrated production Don Quixote.

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