Jeté back to the 1990s in Terez Mertes Rose’s latest novel, a prequel to the previous Ballet Theatre Chronicles books. “Ballet Orphans” is a ballet-based, romantic drama is a great introduction to Rose’s fictional but realistic ballet world, free of the typical dance clichés.
Ballet Takes A Thrilling Leap In The Suspense Novel “Dark Turns”
Dancers and thriller fans will appreciate the twists in “Dark Turns,” a new novel by Cate Holahan, whose research on ballet went inside the dance studio.
“Rebel on Pointe”: an independent spirit in a traditional world
Lee Wilson’s memoir places the American dance scene in historical context. Through this book review and interview, we learn that in some ways, women may have less power in the ballet world than in the 1960’s, and that the world is a far larger place than most Americans imagine.
The Bolshoi’s Alexander Volchkov on Dancing Romeo
What is it like to play Romeo? Bolshoi Ballet principal, Alexander Volchkov tells us of the preparation and experience of giving an emotional performance as Romeo. Dance Advantage: What is the most challenging aspect of dancing the role of Romeo? Alexander Volchkov: The most difficult part of Romeo is the period of emotional preparation. To get yourself […]
Pointe Shoes Receive Tough Love from Houston Ballet Dancers
The love affair a ballerina has with her pointe shoes is torrid but beautiful. Find out which pointe shoe is a match made in heaven for four Houston Ballet dancers, and how each breaks in her shoes.
How To Work Well With Others
When dancers work well together it’s a beautiful thing. Here are four (or more) ways to ensure effective collaboration in choreography, even when a ballet choreographer and a modern-based dance theatre company come together for a “zombie ballet.”