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Heather McGowan

Ballet Beautiful | TESTED

 Ballet Beautiful | TESTED I recently reviewed Ballet Beautiful, by Mary Helen Bowers but in addition to reading the book I wanted to fully test the routines and see how they would work.  Heather McGowan is a vocational ballet student with the Bolshoi Academy in Russia. On holiday for the summer, I asked Heather to read […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Beautiful

Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Beautiful Who did Hollywood actress turn to when she needed to play a ballet dancer convincingly, transforming her body into a long, lean physique with taut arms, a strong core, defined muscles and the famous ramrod straight posture, for the film Black Swan, which went on to win an Academy Award ? Former New York […]

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Carlos Acosta

Ballet News Reviews | Ballet star Carlos Acosta in feature film debut

Carlos Acosta in feature film debut | The Day of the Flowers Gorgeous, gorgeous authentic Cuban music percolates through the speakers, performed by A Band Apart (El dia de las flores session). British made (and funded) The Day of the Flowers follows two Scottish sisters leading very disparate lives but with a clue to follow, as they roar off to the airport in a vintage […]

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET | 2012 SPRING GALA

NEW YORK CITY BALLET | 2012 SPRING GALA ON THURSDAY, MAY 10 TO CELEBRATE FRANCE WITH WORLD PREMIERE BALLETS BY PETER MARTINS AND BENJAMIN MILLEPIED AND A MAJOR REVIVAL OF GEORGE BALANCHINE’S SYMPHONY IN C Collaborators for the Evening Include Composer Nico Muhly and Designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte for the Millepied Premiere […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Robert Gravenor, First Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet

Cupcakes & Conversation with Robert Gravenor, First Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Meditation. I use it as a practical tool to develop concentration, awareness, mindfulness of the body, determination, and positive states of mind. Why ballet? Because it hurts. Who would you most like to dance with […]

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