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Swan Lake

Bolshoi Prima Ballerina Describes The Emotional Intensity Of Dancing 'Swan Lake'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home

For Bolshoi Ballet prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova, dancing the roles of both Odette and Odile in “Swan Lake” was one of the most technically c...

San Francisco Ballet's New Season: Infinite Worlds, Infinite Joy

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home
Pamela Feinsilber

The overarching title for the eight programs in San Francisco Ballet's new season is Infinite Worlds. The diversity of the works gives good reason for...

Live Stream Rehearsal of The Joffrey Ballet's New Nutcracker

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 09.07.2016 | Chicago
Catherine L. Tully

The Joffrey Ballet Company Members Rehearsing The Nutcracker, Photo by Todd Rosenberg Is September too early to start thinking about The Nutcracker? ...

A Profile of Mathilde Froustey, Principal Dancer With San Francisco Ballet

Sean Martinfield | Posted 05.06.2016 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

San Francisco Ballet closes the 2016 Season with John Cranko's 1965 masterpiece, Onegin, now through Sunday, May 8.

Carlo Di Lanno on 'Swan Lake' -- Now at San Francisco Ballet

Sean Martinfield | Posted 02.23.2017 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Carlo Di Lanno is assertive and elegant as Siegfried in Helgi Tomasson's Swan Lake. Partnered with principal dancer Sofiane Sylve in the dual roles of...

A Rehearsal Break with Martin West - Music Director of San Francisco Ballet

Sean Martinfield | Posted 02.12.2017 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

"Provocative" - the theme of the Opening Night Gala at San Francisco Ballet - proved both appropriate and pinpoint perfect.

Dancing Amidst the Shadows

Mary Rogers | Posted 01.26.2017 | Home
Mary Rogers

Recently, my heart swelled wider than my chest as I watched my niece perform in her Allegro Winter Spectacular. I found a love for lyrical dance that ...

Misty Copeland: 'A Ballerina's Tale'

Phil Chan | Posted 10.15.2016 | Home
Phil Chan

"Aside from her distinctive dance style, I believe the core of Misty's appeal is her passion. I think that's what makes her inspirational. There's an internal light inside that burns bright and draws people to her."

Global Warming Hits New York City Ballet's Swan Lake

Carla Escoda | Posted 09.26.2016 | Home
Carla Escoda

There is no lake in this 20th century Swan Lake. Which may be a warning from Danish set designer and geologist Per Kirkeby about the crisis of global warming.

Helgi Tomasson on His 'Romeo and Juliet' - An Anniversary at San Francisco Ballet

Sean Martinfield | Posted 05.01.2016 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

San Francisco Ballet finishes its programs at the War Memorial Opera House with eleven performances of Helgi Tomasson's Romeo and Juliet beginning Friday, May 1 and concluding Sunday, May 10.

In Conversation With Principal Dancer Davit Karapetyan -- San Francisco Ballet's 'Shostakovich'

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.08.2015 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Since joining San Francisco Ballet, Davit has danced all the leading roles in the major story ballets and a vast number of modern works.

Misty Copeland Talks Fashion, Memoir and Body Image

Mary Alice Franklin | Posted 01.08.2015 | Home
Mary Alice Franklin

It's quite overwhelming to be in the presence of someone who crushes multiple stereotypes, and does it with grace. Misty Copeland is African American. She does not have the typical "ballerina's body." She didn't have access to classical ballet early in life, so she began dancing "late" -- at age 13.

Daily Meditation: Movement

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.24.2014 | Home

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

The Joffrey Ballet and Chicago Philharmonic Set the Auditorium Theatre Ablaze in Swan Lake

Carla Escoda | Posted 12.20.2014 | Chicago
Carla Escoda

Wheeldon's is hardly the first, nor the most radical, revision of Swan Lake. Yet purists may object to his elimination of the court scenes and the bracing folk dances that add a more respectable character to Act III than the striptease and the can-can.

Gorgeous, Voluptuous and Only Four Hundred Years Old

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.14.2014 | Home
Edward Goldman

No, no, no... I am not talking about Jeff Koons. Let's travel back 400 years and say hello to Peter Paul Rubens, the Flemish painter who was the most sought after artist in Europe during the first half of the 17th century.

Australian Ballet's Swan Lake in Los Angeles

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Home
Hoyt Hilsman

Tchaikovsky's classic ballet has a triumphal outing in its Los Angeles production featuring the innovative and masterful choreography of Graeme Murphy and inspiring performances by the principals and troupe of the Australian Ballet, now one of the leading international ballet companies.

Conducting Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 12.03.2014 | Home
Catherine L. Tully

Tchaikovsky was the essence of the Russian Romantic era. He wore his heart on his sleeve, and his unforgettable melodies are full of the most honest expression.

Birds of a Feather: Three New York "Swan Lakes"

Phil Chan | Posted 09.28.2014 | Home
Phil Chan

With the strong British influence throughout ABT's history -- it currently counts its Macmillan and Ashton repertory among its greatest strengths -- it is no surprise that ABT has focused on the narrative potential of the work.

CultureZohn: Tiler Peck And Robert Fairchild: Dancing As Fast As They Can

Patricia Zohn | Posted 09.22.2014 | Home
Patricia Zohn

"You have to practice finishing," Tiler reminds the toe students after a series of turns, "you can't just stop in mid-step and freeze." A good lesson for life as well as ballet.

Margot Fonteyn: An Enduring Magic and Majesty

Ken Ludden | Posted 09.07.2014 | Home
Ken Ludden

Margot Fonteyn was a simple dancer. She wanted urgently to live up to the expectations of others, placing no limit on how hard she would work to do that. In 1935, just 16, she danced her first leading role in The Sleeping Beauty.

Enter The Enchanting World Of A Brazilian Ballet Master

Crane.tv | Posted 08.31.2014 | Home
Crane.tv

World Cup fever might have you thinking that Brazil is only the home of football. But it's more than just a football nation. It's a breeding ground fo...

A New Swan Lake in Black, White and Intriguing Shades of Gray

Meghan Feeks | Posted 05.06.2014 | Home
Meghan Feeks

Directed and choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot, Lac is a pithy remix of Swan Lake that keeps the central story intact, but dares to rethink many of the ballet's sacrosanct conventions.

NYC Ballet's Ashley Bouder at the Peak of Her Career

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 11.11.2013 | Home
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

She knows herself that she was not given a perfect instrument. Nonetheless, Bouder is perennially one of NYCB's most popular dancers. Certainly it's true that she's probably the fastest dancer in the company but that's not what makes her so popular. It's her happiness.

ABT's Isabella Boylston: Defining Space and Being in the Moment

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 07.23.2013 | Home
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

American Ballet Theatre soloist Isabella Boylston defines space around her by moving through it. As she moves, whether on stage or in rehearsal, everything seems to shift and realign itself around her.

Happy Birthday, Tchaikovsky!

Posted 05.07.2013 | Home

Today is the birthday of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Famous for hummable masterpieces like "1812 Overture" and "Swan Lake," the classic...