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-fee-the-fairys-kiss-2521808279.html
And 2) Anna Pavlova's film debut is drawing near! Yes, you read that right - legendary ballerina Anna Pavlova starred in a Hollywood film, The Dumb Girl of Portici (which simply refers to someone unable to speak in the slang of the time), in 1916, and that film has been re-touched and is being released on DVD on February 6, complete with footage of Pavlova dancing and some of her home videos for good measure. Be warned - the film is mostly acting and it is silent, though there are some dance sections in the beginning and end, and Pavlova proves herself a rather good actress. Keep an eye out for it! http://www.pointemagazine.com/anna-pavlova-dumb-girl-portici-2523670476.html?utm_campaign=RebelMouse&socialux=facebook&share_id=3158484&utm_medium=social&utm_content=Pointe&utm_source=facebook
In the meantime, here's Stanislava Postnova of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy as Raymonda.