Did you know that the NUTCRACKER Ballet is a cash cow for US Ballet companies?
I read an article in The Economist which stated that this ballet can generate up to 45% of a ballet company’s annual revenue in America. That’s why you can see at least one version in every state. It’s a tradition for families to come together and attend a performance of this famous Christmas ballet. Often, children from ballet schools are involved, dancing in the roles of small mice or toy soldiers. Magic happens when the beautiful music of the Waltz of Flowers starts.
Weihnachten steht schon wieder vor der Tür. Wie jedes Jahr kommt das mal wieder sehr plötzlich. Jetzt muss noch schnell ein Geschenk für die Freundin her. Warum nicht mal ein Ballettkalender? Oder eine kleiner Glasballerina für den Weihnachtsbaum?
Hier einige Vorschläge zur Auswahl
Eine kleine Glasballerina vom Weihnachtsmarkt
Ballettschuhe als Weihnachtsbaumschmuck
Der Pirelli Kalender 2019 mit Prima Ballerina Misty Copeland
Ballettkalender vom Stuttgarter Ballett
Vom Royal Ballet in London
Zeitgenössischer Tanzkalender von Pina Bausch
Kalender des New York City Dance Projects
Kalender gefunden auf buecher.de
Warum nicht mal ein Familienplaner mit Ballettfotos?
Natürlich darf das Hamburger Ballett nicht fehlen
Aber es gibt noch viel mehr tolle Kalender. Lasst Euch inspirien im Internet.
Anmerkung: Ich poste, was mir gefällt und habe keinerlei finanzielle Interessen. Auch erhalte ich weder Provisionen, noch wurden mir Freiexemplare der Kalender zugestellt!
Wochenlang habe ich mich auf den neuen Disney-Film, eine Neuinterpretation des berühmtesten Weihnachtsballetts NUSSKNACKER, gefreut. Als Primaballerina wurde die fantastische Misty Copeland vom American Ballet Theater angekündigt, als Partner der berühmt berüchtigte Sergei Polunin. Ein wirklich vielversprechende Projekt!
Did you know that the NUTCRACKER Ballet is a money making machine for ballet companies?
I just read an article in The Economist which stated that this ballet can generate up to 45% of a ballet company’s annual revenue in America. That’s why you can see at least one version in every state. It’s a tradition for families to come together and attend a performance of this famous Christmas ballet. Often, children from ballet schools are involved, dancing in the roles of small mice or toy soldiers. Magic happens when the beautiful music of the Waltz of Flowers starts.
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:
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.
My friends often ask me about my favourite ballerina. As I have been a ballet lover for decades, it is quite difficult to answer this question, given the amount of ballerinas I have seen perform. All dancers have different strengths and weaknesses; Rudolf Nurejew, for example, while a presence onstage and reknowned as the best dancer of the 20th century, would not be considered extremely talented by todays standards. I will also not be mentioning excellent prima ballerinas who have passed their prime, such as Sylvie Gulliem and Darcy Bursell.
The world of ballet is full of dancers who dream of making a living from their passion for the art form. But in truth, professional ballet dancing is a cut-throat industry where less than perfection is rarely tolerated. The odds of actually “making it” in the ballet industry with a major dance company such as the New York City Ballet or the Bolshoi Ballet are very slim.
When a dancer first joins a company, they form part of a group called the Corps de Ballet. The industry is notoriously underpaid, with the majority of dancers working long hours for very little financial reward. Payscale cites the average ballet dancer’s salary as a tiny $15,080 – $26,419. Midlevel dancers, often soloists, could earn as much as $50,000-$58,000 a year.
Harper’s Bazaar just did an amazing photo-shoot with rising star Misty Copeland, the first African American Female Principal Dancer with A.B.T., channeling the famous Degas ballerinas in Designer dresses of Valentino, Roberto Cavalli and Alexander McQueen.
Misty Copeland in Valentino – photoshoot By Haper’s Bazaar
Why are Degas paintings still popular today?
I love the paintings of Degas, as his works transport us into the inner sanctum of the ballerina. As observers within the Paris rehearsal rooms, we see the dancers as they really are – authentic, hard working and totally focussed on their bodies and their movement. The smallest details reveal themselves within the paintings – the rustle of a skirt, the quiet word of the ballet master to correct a movement or the preparing for an arabesque. It’s a world away from the performance stage where the dancers appear perfect and totally in control.