Juliet Burnett (a Senior Artist with Australian Ballet) has been in unchartered territory – injured and offstage for the first time in over 10 years. We have been following her rehab: a fascinating insight into the private reality of dancers’ lives…
The so-called »classical« choreography of William Forsythe is an integral part of the ballet repertoire of the Semperoper. The 2011/12 season marks the first time that an entire evening will be devoted to this most innovative of living choreographers.
Bolshoi Principals take class at Queensland Ballet... “It’s inspiring to work alongside international colleagues in the studio,” said Queensland Ballet Principal dancer Rachael Walsh. “You can always learn something, even by just watching another artist execute steps and sequences.”
As Eisteddfod season approaches it is worth considering some of the thoughts in this articulate article... "Please - let’s celebrate all that skill in an equally creative but age appropriate way, and let them be children for just a little bit longer."
From Ballet Foundation.... Some dancers are gifted with a very beautiful foot- the downside is it is often weak and difficult to begin pointe work with. The weakness comes from the top of the foot being extremely flexible, but not strong enough to support.
WOW! All dance teachers, students and parent sit up and take note... New Eisteddfod rules to be introduced in 2014 :
Sunshine Coast Dance Eisteddfod president Jason King said "We have unanimously decided students must wear a pair of flesh tights and to avoid the overextended (turned in/inverted) mount with the crotch facing the audience,"
"Regardless of current trends in this country or others, certain dance moves are too revealing to be considered appropriate. We are confident other eisteddfods will follow suit."
The Core Ingredients in Performing a Perfect Tendu Are:
1. Mastery of subtle, dynamic core control
2. Awareness and endurance of your standing leg turnout muscles
3. Control of the position of the supporting knee
4. Articulation of the ankle and mid foot
6. The ability to maintain length in the toes while fully working the ball of the foot
Add a beautiful port de bras to all of that and you have the perfect tendu!
The things dancers are expected to endure in China! Deciding there was too great a risk of injury from dancing in cold temperatures, with 10C inside the Tianjin theatre two performances were cancelled after which the Tianjin Grand Theatre reportedly locked the company out and stopped it from retrieving its property.
The incredibly inspiring and talented Louise Deleur! May we have many more seasons to come from you! Thankyou Lucid Dance
Two talented and courageous young dancers have taken the very brave step of creating their own opportunities and taking their destiny in their own hands by commencing their Melbourne based dance company. Follow their star on the rise and support these young artist by liking their page. It needs committed young performers like this to grow the beautiful performing arts in Australia! Toi Toi Toi boys!
"Sometimes, despite our best efforts, following the best advice, being in the right place at the right time, we still fail. Failure is a part of life. Failure can be the catalyst to some of our greatest growth and learning experiences. If we never failed, we would never value our successes. Be willing to fail. When it happens to you (because it will happen to you), embrace the lesson that comes with the failure."