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Laurretta Summercales' signed & bottled pointe shoes.  Photograph Cheryl Angear

Olfactory Choreography | English National Ballet & Pengaligon’s

Olfactory Choreography | English National Ballet & Pengaligon’s Last night saw the preview of a unique collaboration between English National Ballet and British fragrance house Penhaligon’s, for the launch of Iris Prima : The Spirit of the Ballet. Bottled. It’s a lovely collaboration between two creative companies who are constantly striving for excellence with innovative […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ravel Girl

Ballet News Reviews | Ravel Girl by Audrey Niffenegger This story is the beginning point for Wayne McGregor’s next premiere for The Royal Ballet. All the ingredients for a new fairytale are here : transformation, medicine, unlikely lovers, technology and a Prince. Suspend reality for half an hour and you’ll unearth the fairytale you may (not) have dreamed […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet | Photographs of New York City Ballet by Henry Leutwyler

Ballet News Reviews | Ballet by Henry Leutwyler What a year it’s been for photography books connected to ballet! Darcey Bussell’s lavish photo-biography arrived within reinforced packaging, and then we had the utterly fabulous Dancer’s Among Us from Jordan Matter; an altogether different look at dancers with a spring in their step, and now an […]

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Pointe Shoes  Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Ballet Business : Pointe shoes deconstructed

It’s Not Magic; it’s linen & often flour It’s not magic that keeps a ballerina on her toes – it’s a mixture of materials – often burlap, flour, dextrine*, paper, potato starch, rough and smooth leather, coarse linen, satin, papier-mâché, held together with glue of a secret formula. You may have seen dancers strutting about, […]

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