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Romeo & Juliet: English National Ballet

Rudolf Nureyev choreographed this production of Shakespeare’s tragedy for the English National Ballet in 1977. Using Prokofiev’s famous score, this dark and passionate version focusses on the external forces that control the characters… 758 more words


friday links

As I’ve previously mentioned, I’m a huge fan of Thanksgiving (how was yours?!), but couldn’t resist some decking of the halls earlier this week (in my Christmas socks, to boot).   196 more words


Improving Your Retiré

Today we discuss a very popular topic among ballet dancers (this is quite the opposite of my post about Developing Artistry).  In this technique tip, we discuss how to improve your balance in retiré.   1,188 more words


Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

Everyone knows the story of Sleeping Beauty. It’s one of the most well known fairytales in the world – the classical ballet version has been around since 1890 and the Disney retelling from 1959 remains one of their most iconic films. 717 more words


meditation and manifestation

I’ve always been a little afraid of the dark.

There’s something about pitch black space that has never sat well with me.  It seems to swirl about shapelessly, taunting my confused pupils with invisible threats.   296 more words


An ode to simplicity, compliments of our pioneering Pilgrims...

A pilgrimage is a journey. Risk, devotion, loss, prayer, focus, faith, family, truth and fear.

And while a gluttonous adventure of food, football and fun is indeed to be had this week, we must embrace and appreciate sacrifice of those early pioneers whose pilgrimage affords today’s tiny delights. 320 more words


A Thankful Heart

With Thanksgiving being this week I wanted to share a list of the top things I am thankful for…there is just too much to list in one sitting (and the girls will be waking soon) so we’ll keep this short and sweet ;) 444 more words