and Time for Nutcracker
🌅Merry Christmas and happy New Year to all Ballet Lovers🌲
Enjoy these trailers with different interpretations of the most famous Christmas Ballet.
Photo on Top: Nutcracker and Mouse King by Christian Spuck, Ballet Zurich ©Gregory Batardon
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.
Continue reading “5 Christmas gift ideas for Ballet lovers!”
Iana Salenko und Marian Walter brillieren in Dornröschen
Trotz schlechter Kritiken war ich sehr gespannt auf Nacho Duato’s Dornröschen an der Deutschen Oper in Berlin. Die dortige Ballettszene war 2015 sehr enttäuscht, als der neue Ballettdirektor seinen Einstand mit diesem Ballett gab. Denn die Uraufführung war bereits 2011 am Petersburger Mikhailovsky- Theater erfolgt. Somit wurde das Debutstück als zu wenig mutig, einfallslos und aufgewärmt empfunden.
Ausschnitt mit der Premierenbesetzung: Iana Salenko und Leonid Sarafanov
Continue reading “Pas de Deux der Extraklasse”
Photo by The Royal Ballet Full Class – World Ballet Day 2014 – YouTube
Have a look behind the scenes. Watch morning classes, interviews and rehearsal of 5 Top Ballet Companies. You will learn a lot of all the insights.
The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet will partner for the fourth year in a row to celebrate classical dance and provide viewers around the world with an exclusive look behind the scenes at what life is like at the world’s top ballet companies.
These are my favourite Ballet Photos
Prima Ballerina Iana Salenko
Photo by ballerinaproject in Royal Opera House London
Rainer Krenstetter as Loge in Maurice Béjart “Ring um den Ring”
photo by Staatsballett Berlin
Polina Semionova with her little babyboy
photo on Instgram at polinasemionovaofficial
Katja Wünsche and William Moore in Christian Spuck’s “Anna Karenina”
Juliet Doherty at St. Monica Beach
photo by ballerinaproject
Steven McRae as Mad Hatter in Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland
photo by Tim P. Whitby, gettyimages
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
photo by Andrew Eccles
Ballet and City Serie
photo by Vladimir Chikin
Polina Semionova and Vladimir Malakhov in L’après-midi du faun by Staatsballett Berlin
Photo by Staatsballett Berlin
4 Ballerina in “Wonderland” – Washington Ballet
photo by Cade Martin
Top of the Ballet World
All rankings are subjective but first in mind I am thinking of the TOP 6 which have been internationally famous for decades and are the most common ones. These ballet companies are considered as such because they have a Ballet School, a repertoire, a great corps, and have survived more than one director.
What do you think? Which company you love most?
Continue reading “TOP 10 Classical Ballet Companies”
Who are my favourite male dancers?
My friends often ask me about my favourite male dancers. As I have been a ballet lover for decades, it is very difficult to answer this question, given the amount of dancers I have seen perform. All dancers have different strengths and weaknesses; Rudolf Nurejev, 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 male dancers who have passed their prime, such as Mikhail Baryshnikov and Vladimir Malakhov.
Continue reading “TOP 10 Best Principal Dancers”