Archive for July, 2013
Vaganova student. 7-Ballet class,19.04.2012. Teacher “GRIBANOVA”. M.A.Gerls,LEFT to RIGTE: Klishina, Brukova, Gimadieva, Yalunscaya, Zhiganshina, Ostapenko, Makush
Question by STARKID: How to become a better dancer(contemporary, lyrical, etc.)?
I used to do a lot of ballet before I quit because of school, since I didn’t have enough time. This year, I started again doing it WITH school. Needless to say, I’m not a super awesome dancer anymore, but I know it’s in there somewhere. My goal is to make it into advanced dance next year, but I need to start working for it now.
A few nice ballet class music images I found:
The New Grand Canal Theatre
Image by infomatique
The 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.
A beautiful combination of preparation and focus exists between warm-up and performance time within the study and practice of ballet. I attempted to capture …
Warming up for ballet is extremely important, it gets the muscles ready for some hardcore movement.
Many young girls and their parents are attracted to the ballet because of the studio that dancers hold onto for warm-up.
Warm up your muscles with simple ballet barre exercises including: simple plies, tendus, degages, ronde de jambes, port de bras and frappes.
Before asking our bodies to do the physical demands required in dancing, we need to adequately prepare.
Ballet dancers practiced safe, sports-specific, effective warm-ups long before the sports world discovered the relative merits and pitfalls of dynamic and static.
However, within the population of dance teachers and students there has been confusion in the past as to what that warm-up should involve.