This week's #ThrowbackThursday features an early Balanchine ballet, Apollo. NYCB, with Suzanne Farrell Known variously as Apollo or Apollon Musagete ('Apollo, Leader of the Muses'), the neoclassical ballet has a score and libretto by Igor Stravinsky and choreography by George Balanchine, who was only 24 years old at the time of its creation in 1928. Scenery and costumes were originally by Andre Bauchant, with new costumes by Coco Chanel in 1929. Serge Lifar, the original Apol
This week's #ThrowbackThursday features the ballet The Fairy Doll. Anna Pavlova, 'The Fairy Doll' The Fairy Doll began life as Die Puppenfee (originally called Im Puppenladen, 'In the Doll Shop'), to music by Austrian composer Josef Bayer (he created around 20 one-act ballets, and also finished Strauss' score for Cinderella in 1900, but is primarily remembered for Fairy Doll). Fairy Doll premiered at the Vienna Court Opera on October 4 1888, and was the greatest success of al
It's Tutu Tuesday - better late than never, right? Oops. Anyway, here's Rose Lombardo in a stunning tutu I assume would be for Harlequinade or something similar. An update on our recent trip to Wellington is coming soon! - Selene
This week's Spotlight Saturday features French ballerina Eugenie Fiocre. This is only a short one, I'm afraid (and an early post); mainly because I'm in Wellington this weekend, where Alison will be going to another Examiner's seminar at New Zealand School of Dance (so wifi's been a bit of a rarity). Eugenie Fiocre was born in Paris on July 2, 1845. She performed at the Paris Opera Ballet as a principal dancer between 1864 and 1875. Her sister Louise was also a dancer there.
This week's #ThrowbackThursday features Nijinsky's controversial The Afternoon of a Faun. Ballets Russes 1912 Season poster featuring 'Afternoon of a Faun', by Leon Bakst The Afternoon of a Faun, or L'Apres-midi d'un faune, was choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Previously the choreographer for the Ballets Russes had been Mikhail Fokine, who had already been well established at the Imperial Ballet before several of the artists there joined Diaghi
Guess who's back! It's the first Tutu Tuesday of the new year - happy 2018, everyone! I've got two fabulous things to share with you: 1) Pointe Magazine is being an absolute angel, and is streaming the full version of Scottish Ballet's The Fairy's Kiss (a ballet by Sir Kenneth MacMillan) for FREE until January 15 - check it out while you can, it's not too long and definitely worth it! http://www.pointemagazine.com/free-broadcast-presenting-scottish-ballet-in-le-baiser-de-la-f