Tag Archive: Ballet

Work out, dance out: ballet meets fitness

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During the third lockdown in the UK I made use of the vast offer of online dance classes and tried a taster class of Ballet Fusion – a mix of ballet technique and fitness.

The Dying Swan: A profound workshop. I didn’t realise what I was getting myself into.

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I feel like I have to write what I experienced in a ballet class. I practiced Swan Lake and didn’t know what emotions it would trigger.

The Cellist, a new ballet by Cathy Marston (contains spoilers)

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The Cellist, a new ballet by Cathy Marston, dazzles.

Dada Masilo, Giselle, A Powerful Reinterpretation (contains spoilers)

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Review of Dada Masillo’s Giselle

If I don’t [dance] I will crumble

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Quote and biographical snippet about Rudolf Nureyev and photograph of Jean Abreau in Blood.

Dancers, illusion and magicians

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Quote and snippet of history from George Balanchine and a picture from Kidd Pivot’s The Tempest Replica choreographed by Crystal Pite.

Since the fairies left off dancing..

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“Since the fairies left off dancing….” A beautiful dance image accompanied by a quote by John Shelden <a href=""> Read More…

Why are you holding back?

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Image from Yorke Dance Theatre’s Wordsworth and quote from George Balanchine with a little about the man.

Men Dancing by Cherry Radford #nospoilers #book #review

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Feeling beleaguered by people at work, two demanding sons and a less-than-attentive husband, Rosie; the female protagonist of Men Dancing, finds herself on a voyage personal development that parallels (albeit in a form… Continue reading

Emerging Dancer

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Yesterday I had to leave the Emerging Dancer rehearsals in the South Bank early to get to the meetings I had set up in a new, high profile and very useful travel networking… Continue reading