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Ballet Russe

Port De Bras in: A Dancer "Leans In" With Style

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 07.20.2013 | Arts
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Despite our youthful longing to kick our legs over our heads, turn triples, and leap around the room, my teachers stressed that true dance happens in the style of your movement.

No More Recitals? A Ballet Barre Manifesto

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 08.11.2012 | Arts
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Many parents, costume-clad youngsters and dance mavens may consider the notion of "no recitals" a sign of the apocalypse, but I would like for us to imagine a world with fewer recitals and more ballet barres.

Muscle Memory: A Tribute to Moscelyne Larkin and the Legacy of the Ballet Russe

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Moscelyne Larkin was my ballet teacher, and the studio, her home. Although she toured the world with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, her home was Oklahoma. As I read her obituary recalled the last time I spent with her several years ago.