Ballet enthusiasts love a good tragedy. Here we describe five of our favorite heartbreaking love stories and why we love them.
London’s premiere ballet company, The Royal Ballet, appears again in select U.S. movie theaters for one-night-only events. See Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty in your local cinema in February and March.
If you don’t love these sweet morsels about famous dancers and the history of dance, I’ll eat my pointe shoes! Share these bits of trivia with your friends or students.
Classical dance and video technology teamed up when Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov’s 1895 masterpiece, Swan Lake was danced at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, and then aired in movie theaters across the US (in 2D or RealD™ 3D) for a compelling performance which audience members could enjoy from all angles.
TWO Dance Advantage readers will win a DVD copy of the electrifying thriller, BLACK SWAN, available on BLU-RAY and DVD MARCH 29. You may have loved it or loathed it but, if you saw it in theatres, you know BLACK SWAN is a film dancers will want to have in their home library. BLACK SWAN stars Natalie Portman in her Academy Award® winning role. The seductive and haunting Best Picture nominated film is directed by innovator Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler). Daily Variety hailed it as “…wicked, sexy and ultimately devastating… fascinating.”
My First Ballet Collection is a great choice for those wishing to nurture enthusiasm for ballet among children of all ages. Younger children will enjoy being introduced to colorful characters and beautiful dancing. Older children will benefit from the opportunity to sample a mélange of ballet specimens.