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Why are you here?

A while back there was a meme floating around social media, a clever photograph of a (presumably) professional ballerina’s feet on pointe in parallel, one fully shod in a pink satin pointe shoe and the other naked, besmeared with bloody padding and various daubs of gauze and other patching. 1,424 more words


Week 20 - Ballet School

It’s week 20 of my #IrishSounds challenge and this week’s recommendation comes via @Daracho on Twitter:

@emmy__c you should consider Ballet School for #irishtunes – Berlin band with an Irish singer.

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A Plié Is Not a Squat (and other truths of the universe)

See that up there? It’s fifth position demi-plié in a class at the former Knoxville Ballet School, as executed by some of my Level 2-almost-Level 3 students. 625 more words


Write to Art

What would your dream ballet school consist of? Utopic?

Self expression, a dictionary, communication, ballet and any of the forms of art should not have a price tag associated with them; this keeps the poor down, and allows only the sublime communication of expression of emotions and feelings to the rich. 1,611 more words

General Dance Discussion

The Royal Ballet School. Are the odds stacked against British children?

It’s 8.30am, and in an 18th-century Palladian villa in Richmond Park, London, 25 children are saying their prayers. “God be in my head and in my understanding,” they recite, heads bowed. 2,695 more words


Writing with your dad… Writing with your daughter

Father and daughter Luke and Laura Jennings have written a book, the first in a new series, set in a stage school. What’s it like writing a book with your dad? 1,633 more words


Sexism in dance: where are all the female choreographers?

As a nation we are well supplied with choreographers. Matthew Bourne, Akram Khan, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon… the list goes on. All are highly acclaimed, players on the world stage, their services booked for years ahead. 1,613 more words