MAYERLING by Royal Ballet London

Don’t miss MAYERLING – this ballet is regarded by many as among Kenneth MacMillan’s finest works!

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

This „star-studded revival of MacMillan’s ballet“ (Financial Times ★★★★★) features Steven McRae and Sarah Lamb in the lead roles. The production will be available to stream exclusively on Marquee TV from Saturday 13th June.

Weiterlesen „MAYERLING by Royal Ballet London“

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 .

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

#stayhome and watch ballet!

Had enough of Netflix? There is a great ballet lineup coming this weekend online.

Royal Ballet London

 ‚I’ve never been asked to move like that before‘

Principal dancer Edward Watson on his role in The Royal Ballet’s The Metamorphosis. Watch it on our Facebook page at 7pm BST on 17 April! © Website Royal Opera House

Weiterlesen „#stayhome and watch ballet!“

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.

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

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? 

Weiterlesen „Highlights for Ballet Lovers“

Interpretations of Ballet’s classic GISELLE

What is YOUR favorite Giselle?

If you want to see the ballet GISELLE, better check first what interpretation will be shown. There are so many different versions. Almost every choreographer has done his own ballet. It is up to you. Watch youtube-Videos and accompanying descriptions.

Weiterlesen „Interpretations of Ballet’s classic GISELLE“

Learning by Trying – A Dancer’s Route to Choreography

Interview with Valentino Zucchetti, Royal Ballet London

How did you start your choreographic career? How do you learn to choreograph a dance? What skills do you need? Where do you seek inspiration before you start working on a piece of choreography?

Valentino Zucchetti is not just a First Soloist in Royal Ballet London, he is also a choreographer. He recently won best Cinematography as well as the second place prize for Choreography in THE SUN IS GOD at the Utah Dance Festival in 2019.

Watch the interview below to learn more his experience in choreographing.

Weiterlesen „Learning by Trying – A Dancer’s Route to Choreography“

Zum Ballett geprügelt…

und trotzdem zum Ballett-Superstar aufgestiegen!

Yuli – ein bemerkenswerter Film über die ergreifende Lebensgeschichte des Profitänzers Carlos Acosta.

Als Kind liebte er Breakdance und hasste Ballett. Sein grosses Vorbild war der Fussballer Pelé. Aber sein Vater, ein LKW-Fahrer, erkannte das grosse Talent seines Sohnes und steckte ihn unbarmherzig in die staatliche kubanische Ballettschule.

Der Rest ist Ballettgeschichte – Carlos Acosta wird der erste schwarze Romeo beim renommierten Royal Ballet London und begeistert die Welt.

Weiterlesen „Zum Ballett geprügelt…“

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.

Weiterlesen „Dancing with a broken foot – is it even possible?“

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!

Weiterlesen „Top 10 Largest Ballet Companies“