Swan Lake

The Power of Possibility: Dreamers Who Changed the World

Why do we need dreamers? Dreamers have the power to change the world by envisioning new ways of doing things, coming up with innovative ideas, …

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Cara Marie Gary

Cara Marie Gary joined The Joffrey Ballet in 2012.<p>Ms. Gary began her formal ballet training at International Ballet Academy in Greer, South Carolina, …

Ballet

Ducks on the Mississippi in really big numbers: Aaron Yetter's blog

The Mississippi River held amazing numbers of ducks this week, as Aaron Yetter notes in his blog; he hopes to fly the Illinois River survey today.

Ballet

Conserving the classics

The Russian State Ballet Theatre will perform nationwide.<p>When we talk about preserving the classics, it suggests an act that is static and unmoving. …

Israel

BBC Radio 3 - In Tune, Meta4, Florian Boesch, David Bates, Why did the Soviet regime want to change Swan Lake?

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake premiered in 1877, 40 years before the Russian Revolution.<p>But in the 1930s, with the ballet still a popular staple of the Russian stage, the Soviets decided that the original, tragic ending wouldn’t do. Tom Service meets the former prima ballerina and ballet …

Ballet

BBC Radio 3 - Essential Classics, Wednesday with Suzy Klein - Stravinsky's Firebird, Swan Lake, Bridget Kendall, The magic of the Moscow Metro

Moscow's 1930s Soviet-built underground railway system is one of the largest, most efficient and most beautiful in the world. It holds a special appeal for former BBC diplomatic correspondent Bridget Kendall, who saw overground Moscow change dramatically over the decades while the glittering warren …

Slovak Press Photo promotes optimism in a non-traditional picture

The winner of the journalistic photographs’ competition is not journalistic in stricter sense, professionals argued.

Peter Sagan

A Literary Ode to Ballet and Cassavetes

As its title suggests, John Haskell’s new book, <i>The Complete Ballet: A Fictional Essay in Five Acts</i>, is difficult to categorize. It is a novel in the …

Liberal View

Swan Lake refreshed and condensed by Canadian artistic director

Over the 12 years he’s been artistic director of Dresden’s Semperoper Ballet, Aaron S. Watkin has not only developed a versatile company capable of …

Canadian News

Got Bay Area weekend plans? We have some awesome ideas (Nov. 2)

So, what are you doing this weekend?<p>If you’re weighing options, our critics and writers have a bunch of worthy suggestions to wring the most out of …

Music

Church Point ballet channels Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons

Choreographer Charelle Thibault sees pictures in motion whenever she hears Vivaldi’s famous piece, The Four Seasons.<p>She decided to make those …

Canadian News

Winter's Siren Book Blitz and Giveaway for a Grimm's Fairy Tale Anthology and Swag

<b>Winter’s Siren</b> <b><br>by Krystal Jane Ruin</b><br>Publication date: November 1, 2017<br>Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult<br>For the last five years, Fawn has been the star …

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The Russians are coming, and they’re bringing ‘Swan Lake’ with them

The Russian Grand Ballet’s first visit to the South Bay will come with one of the grandest ballets of them all.<p>Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” will be …

Ballet

Life (and Death and Dance) Lessons From ‘The Red Shoes’

For many dancers and film lovers, “The Red Shoes” is the only ballet movie that matters.<p>Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s ravishing 1948 film is a fantastical masterpiece in which everything is heightened: color, emotions and, above all, the urgency of artistic expression. Here, ballet is …

Ballet

The return of Mao's last dancer

In the ballet world, Li Cunxin is an acclaimed dancer who oozes grace in every movement he makes.<p>Born in poverty-stricken communist China, his life …

Ballet

Ballet on the Goh

It’s like a little jewel box, Chan Hon Goh said, neatly summing up the feel of the Main Street ballet school her father and mother founded almost 40 …

Canadian News

NIJINSKY by courageous Canadians in Paris

PARIS/FRANCE: Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, finally presented for the first time in 45 years, the growing Canadian …

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Dancers, what dancers? Our classical music critic weighs in on The Sleeping Beauty's music

All three Tchaikovsky works are on this season for the Pennsylvania Ballet - and its orchestra. Thursday's performance of "The Sleeping Beauty" was …

Ballet

For Cal Ballet's Toshiro Abbley, once only a dream, now a reality

Throughout his career, dancer Toshiro Abbley has received a lot of advice.<p>Sometimes it was encouraging, but at other times, it was a slap of harsh …

Ballet

Planning your funeral should be a priority and to prove why, here’s my plan

opinion<p><b>We spend months planning weddings but we should be spending just as long strategising our final day on earth.</b><p>Brits just don’t deal with the …

Celine Dion

7 Wheelchair Accessible Things You Need to Do in Tallinn, Estonia

The beautiful historic city of Tallinn, Estonia is well worth a visit, though it does present a number of challenges to wheelchair users. While …

Europe

A Farewell and Other Dramas at New York City Ballet

New York City Ballet’s four-week autumn season has fallen into two unalike halves. The first was almost all given to Peter Martins’s “Swan Lake,” both ugly and slick; the second to a judicious mix of 20th- and 21st-century choreography.<p>Although much of “Swan Lake” and “Cortège Hongrois,” part of an …

Ballet

Ballerina's latest stage role is no illusion

When Adriana Harper left the Royal New Zealand Ballet it was a leap of faith into the unknown - two years on she has found love and a new career as a …

New Zealand News

What It’s Like to Prep for the Lead Role in Swan Lake

Teresa Reichlen, principal dancer in the New York City Ballet, gets ready for the role of a lifetime.<p>“I pushed myself as much as I possibly could without getting hurt," says Tess Reichlen, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet who just wrapped up back-to-back performances as Odette/Odile …

Ballet

What Meghan Markle's engagement ring will look like - according to jeweller to the Royals and celebrities - Mirror Online

As a former jeweller to the Royals and the stars, Stephen Barnard has worked on the rings, bracelets and other jewellery worn by the rich and …

Jewelry

Prize-winning ballerinas debut in Ballet Manila's 'Swan Lake'

MANILA -- Three award-winning ballerinas will be unfolding their wings as they debut in the dual roles of Odette and Odile in Ballet Manila’s …

Philippines

Glory of the classics in Ballet Manila’s ‘Swan Lake’

Katherine Barkman as Odile with resident guest principal Joseph Phillips<p>The world’s most romantic ballet is poised to capture the hearts of Filipino …

Ballet

This is your brain on art

A narrative conveys information from one person's brain to another's in an effective way. We can learn vicariously through another's experience from …

Canadian News

Swans With Glittering Technique

Megan Fairchild has been a principal dancer at New York City Ballet since 2005. Tiler Peck advanced to that rank in 2009. Yet it was not until this week that these ballerinas got their first chance to star in “Swan Lake.”<p>That’s not so strange. The City Ballet repertory is centered on the …

Ballet

Östersunds FK: How football's 'Culture' club wins with the help of Swan Lake performances

<b>(CNN) —</b> Together they have written books, staged art exhibitions and performed Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, Swan Lake.<p>They have given refugees free tickets to watch matches and invited them to training sessions. They have even staged patrols to help local women get home safely at night.<p>These …

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