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Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Ballet Companies, News | 0 comments

Hello ballet lovers! If you’re interested in starting to learn ballet, why not go and get inspired by watching the pro’s do it. This year for Christmas the Queensland Ballet are performing the beloved ‘Nut Cracker’ at QPAC in south bank. Even if you’ve seen the Queensland Ballet perform before, you won’t be any less blown away by the talent and exquisite art form before your eyes. With beautiful costumes, stage sets and of course the incredible dancers let’s see if you can even spot out some of the techniques you are learning right now! But hurry Ballerina’s as theres only a few tickets left! – Buy your tickets here! But even if you can’t make it to see the show, luckily  you won’t completely miss out. The courier mail have organised a special screening at the Piazza  on the 21st of December. The Piazza will come alive with sparkling dance, stunning sets and costumes, bringing the enchanted production and its host of fanciful characters to life. There’s entertainment beforehand from 5pm with the screening at 6pm! The Courier-Mail Piazza, The Parklands, South Bank, 4101, Queensland, Australia Here’s a little inspiration, a behind the scenes video for the Queensland Ballet Nutcracker: And don’t forget […]

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Guangzhou Ballet Troupe: East and West get in step

Posted by on Oct 23, 2011 in Ballet Companies, News | 0 comments

The Guangzhou Ballet Troupe, one of China’s largest ballet companies, went to the West Coast for a performance on Friday, October 21st, at the Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver. Image Via – Guangzhou Ballet Troupe is   The Guangzhou Ballet Troupe was started in 1994 by Zhang Dandan, a former dancer with the National Ballet of China. In the company’s inaugural performance in Vancouver, the troupe will be performing a selection of excerpts from their extensive repertoire of western ballets such as Le Corsaire, Swan Lake and Don Quixote and Chinese contemporary and classical ballets such as That Day, This Moment and Butterfly Lovers. via Guangzhou Ballet Troupe: East and West get in step. Guangzhou Ballet Troupe: East and West get in step: The leading Chinese ballet company makes its Vancouver debut… Via Twitter  

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The Manassas Ballet Theatre company kicks off its season with classic ‘Sleepy Hollow’ tale

Posted by on Oct 19, 2011 in Ballet Companies, News | 1 comment

The Manassas Ballet Theatre company will perform “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Saturday October 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday October 23 at 3 p.m. Image Via – manassas ballet   The production opens the company’s 2011-12 season, which also includes “The Nutcracker,” “Peter and the Wolf” and “Swan Lake.” All productions are held at the Hylton center and accom­panied by the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra. The ballet is an interpretation of the classic short story by Wash­ington Irving, in which Ichabod Crane and Brom Bones battle for the hand of Katrina Van Tassel, and an encounter with the mys­terious Headless Horseman one autumn evening tips the scales in one suitor’s favor. via Ballet company kicks off its season with classic ‘Sleepy Hollow’ tale | InsideNova. #Ballet company kicks off its season with classic Sleepy Hollow tale (via @ #Manassas Via Twitter   order cialis online

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‘China: Art of a Nation’ at Kennedy Center festival

Posted by on Oct 6, 2011 in Ballet Companies | 0 comments

Since its appearance in 2005, the 60-member National Ballet of China has fully embraced “modernism.” Image Via – ¿China: The Art of a Nation   Someone once said that ballet and modern dance would merge when a contemporary dancer donned toe shoes and ballerinas went barefoot. Well, that did happen in an Alvin Ailey piece years ago, and it was evident again last week in the dance kickoff of “China: The Art of a Nation,” at the Kennedy Center now through October. via ‘China: Art of a Nation’ at Kennedy Center festival – China: The Art of a Nation. China’s Ministry of Culture in USA: Via Twitter  

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When men wear tutus…

Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in Ballet Companies | 1 comment

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, or simply “The Trocks,” is an American all-male drag ballet corps that has taken the world by storm over the past thirty years with their comedy drag ballet.   Image Via – When men wear tutus. Can you imagine grown men in tutus, corsets and giant pointe shoes executing double tours en l’air and fouetts? That’s what happens when the Trocks take the stage. Their name is short for Les Ballet Trockaderos de Monte Carlo, an all-male comedy ballet troupe in drag. As the busiest all-men ballet troupe in the world, they average 125 to 140 performances a year. They touch down in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen in September and October. via When men wear tutus…|Sunday Kaleidoscope| When men wear tutus… Via Twitter  

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China’s high-energy ballet is on trend – The Washington Post

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in Ballet Companies | 0 comments

The National Ballet of China grows and improves its way of presenting classical Western dance as China grows its wealth and global ambitions.   Image Via – Swan Lake by National Ballet On the one hand, there was something charmingly old-fashioned about the program the 60-member company performed Thursday at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. (The series ends Saturday.) The two Chinese works — excerpts from “The Red Detachment of Women” from 1964 and “The Yellow River” from 1999 — featured heroic, social-realist ensemble choreography that brought to mind early works by Martha Graham (in, say, “Panorama” and “Sketches from ‘Chronicle’ ”). Fists punched skyward, emotions were exaggerated and, within a few bars of music, indignation or joy could snowball into a mass demonstration. On the other hand, this company is unabashedly modern. Its approach to ballet — with crisp execution, six o’clock extensions for men as well as women, and the occasional back flip — is in line with current aesthetics. Whether on the stage or in the gymnastics arena (this evening borrowed from both), audiences respond appreciatively to high energy and unwavering form. This troupe has both in spades. It is on the leading edge of the athletic […]

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