Archive for April, 2013

Tchaikovsky [vol. 5]: Swan Lake Complete Ballet Part 1

Tchaikovsky [vol. 5]: Swan Lake Complete Ballet Part 1

Tchaikovsky [vol. 5]: Swan Lake Complete Ballet Part 1

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Things to do this weekend

Things to do this weekend
Cost: Free karaoke. Drink and food specials. Details: 775-853-7887. The Last Five Years: THE LAST FIVE YEARS is a contemporary song-cycle musical that ingeniously chronicles the five year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up… or from break-up …
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Leah Sarago – Upper Body Ultra Sleek Definition

Leah Sarago – Upper Body Ultra Sleek Definition – Watch online

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'Darien's Got Talent' judges' careers extensive

'Darien's Got Talent' judges' careers extensive
He is senior vice president of A&R operations at Columbia Records/Sony Music entertainment, where he works, or has worked, with new and established artists such as Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Susan Boyle, John Legend, Harry Connick Jr., and Ricky …
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Nice Ballet Class Music photos

Some cool ballet class music images:

Grand Canal Theatre – Opening March 2010
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Grand Canal Theatre – Opening March 2010

Welcome to Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin. This brand new 2,111 capacity purpose built theatre was designed by world renowned architect Daniel Libeskind and is an outstanding addition to Ireland’s Theatre world. Due to open in March 2010, the theatre will be presenting the best of National and International Theatre, Musicals, Drama, Opera, Ballet, Family Shows & Classical Concerts and will have the facility to accommodate world class West End and Broadway productions for the first time in Ireland.

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“Apollo’s Angels” A History of Ballet by Jennifer Homans

The book “Apollo’s Angels“: A History of Ballet by Jennifer Homans
English | 2010-11-02 | 672 pages
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Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet

Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet


In an important and original work of cultural history, New Republic dance critic Homans places ballet an art often viewed as hermetic and esoteric in the larger context of the times and societies in which it evolved, flourished, and flagged, only to be revitalized by an infusion of fresh ideas. That revitalization could come from a ballet master like Jean-Georges Noverre, presented by Homans as an important Enlightenment figure whose ideas on reforming ballet were consonant with those of Diderot on reforming theater. Renewal came from the genius of dancers like Marie Taglioni, the incarnation of romanticism, whose originality, Homans indisputably shows, reached far beyond dancing up on her tippy-toes. But in a closing section that will be hotly debated, this exhilarating account sounds a despairing note: “ballet is dying,” she declares. Not only is the creative well running dry and performances dull, but more crucially, Homans sees today’s values as inimical to those of ballet (“We are all dancers now,” she writes, evoking what she sees as a misguided egalitarianism that denies an art rooted in discipline and virtuosity). Her cultural critique, as well as her expansive and penetrating view of ballet’s history, recommend this book to all readers who care about the history of the arts as well as their present and possible future.
Vladimir Vasiliev and the Bolshoi Ballet performing Yuri Grigorovich's Spartacus

Vladimir Vasiliev and the Bolshoi Ballet performing Yuri Grigorovich’s Spartacus

This early nineteenth-century satirical print of dancers practicing shows the "machines" male dancers were increasingly willing to use to stretch their tendons and turn out their legs

This early nineteenth-century satirical print of dancers practicing shows the “machines” male dancers were increasingly willing to use to stretch their tendons and turn out their legs

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