Tag Archive: ballet

From “Red Sparrow” to “Black Swan,” ballet dancers have appeared in a score of Hollywood movies, f But what’s a real-life ballerina’s take on the most memorable of these dance scenes? Watch prima ballerina Isabella Boylston react to 11 famous ballet performances from film and TV.

I just love this movie.

Gymnasts Try Ballet Dancing

Olympic medalist Nile Wilson and his gymnast friends go ALL IN trying out ballet dancing!

Pic of the Day – 6/16/21

Photo by Omar Z. Robles, 2016, NYC.

Anyone who’s danced can relate to these hilarious moments in The Concert (or, The Perils of Everybody). This movement is fondly called the “Mistake Waltz.” Choreographed in 1956, this Jerome Robbins’ ballet is a comic spoof of a classical music concert, and yes, every mistake was expertly choreographed that way.

If you think ballet is boring and out-of-date, this short video by Hong Kong Ballet will change your mind!

Pic of the Day – 2/16/20

Ballerina Reina Trifunovic is featured in photographer Jordan Matter’s series, “Dancers After Dark.”

Pic of the Day – 11/27/18

Nine nude ballerinas pose on New York City’s cobblestones in the middle of the night for a series called “Dancers After Dark” by photographer Jordan Matter.

What happens when you combine the talents of Russia’s ballet bad boy Sergei Polunin, Irish gospel luminary Hozier, and photography pop wizard David LaChapelle? A whole lot of angsty, sexy, beautiful dancing. LaChapelle directed the new visual interpretation of the Grammy-nominated hit, starring British Royal Ballet vet Polunin performing choreography by Jade Hale-Christofi. The emotive dancer, donning only nude tights and a cluster of tattoos, sautéstombés and pirouettes through an illuminated empty space. The white room clashes with the dark energy of the bluesy song, making Polunin’s stunning dance moves resemble some kind of spiritual possession. Watch in full screen.

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/118946875″>Sergei Polunin, &quot;Take Me to Church&quot; by Hozier, Directed by David LaChapelle</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user37156732″>David LaChapelle Studio</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


The Making of Pointe Shoes

A more in-depth video about the history and construction of ballet pointe shoes.

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