Du chic à la Française! Der französische Ballettstil

Was bedeutet Ballett nach der französischer Schule?

Diese Frage stellte ich Mélanie Borel, einer Balletttänzerin des Balletts Zürich, die in Frankreich ihre Ausbildung zur Profitänzerin absolvierte.

Es handelt sich um eine Methode, wie das Balletttraining absolviert wird. Grundsätzlich sind die Schritte, Drehungen und Sprünge in allen Schulen gleich. Es ist ein Stil, ein Akzent. Vergleichbar mit unserer Sprache ist auch das Ballettvokabular: Wörter und Grammatik sind gleich, nur die Aussprache setzt verschiedene Akzente. Continue reading “Du chic à la Française! Der französische Ballettstil”

Who are the 5 richest Ballet Dancers?

The 5 Richest Ballet Dancers in the world*

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.

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The UK Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2016

The full list of prizewinners – Congratulations to all winners!

Emerging artist
Matthew Ball, The Royal Ballet

Jane Attenborough dance UK award
Tamara McLorg

Best classical choreography
Wayne McGregor for Woolf Works, for the Royal Ballet

Best modern choreography
Crystal Pite for Polaris, for Sadler’s Wells

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