Pas de Deux der Extraklasse

Iana Salenko und Marian Walter brillieren in Dornröschen

Trotz schlechter Kritiken war ich sehr gespannt auf Nacho Duato’s Dornröschen an der Deutschen Oper in Berlin. Die dortige Ballettszene war 2015 sehr enttäuscht, als der neue Ballettdirektor seinen Einstand mit diesem Ballett gab. Denn die Uraufführung war bereits 2011 am Petersburger Mikhailovsky- Theater erfolgt. Somit wurde das Debutstück als zu wenig mutig, einfallslos und aufgewärmt empfunden.

Ausschnitt mit der Premierenbesetzung: Iana Salenko und Leonid Sarafanov

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Don’t miss the WORLD BALLET DAY 2017

Photo by The Royal Ballet Full Class – World Ballet Day 2014 – YouTube

#WorldBalletDay is back on 5 October 2017!

Have a look behind the scenes. Watch morning classes, interviews and rehearsal of 5 Top Ballet Companies. You will learn a lot of all the insights.

The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet will partner for the fourth year in a row to celebrate classical dance and provide viewers around the world with an exclusive look behind the scenes at what life is like at the world’s top ballet companies.

TOP 10 Ballet Photos

These are my favourite Ballet Photos

Prima Ballerina Iana Salenko

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Photo by ballerinaproject in Royal Opera House London

 

Rainer Krenstetter as Loge in Maurice Béjart “Ring um den Ring”

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photo by Staatsballett Berlin

 

Polina Semionova with her little babyboy

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photo on Instgram at polinasemionovaofficial

 

Katja Wünsche and William Moore in Christian Spuck’s “Anna Karenina”

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Juliet Doherty at St. Monica Beach

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photo by ballerinaproject

 

Steven McRae as Mad Hatter in Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland

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photo  by Tim P. Whitby, gettyimages

 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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photo by Andrew Eccles

 

Ballet and City Serie

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photo by Vladimir Chikin

 

Polina Semionova and Vladimir Malakhov in L’après-midi du faun by Staatsballett Berlin

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Photo by Staatsballett Berlin

 

4 Ballerina in “Wonderland” – Washington Ballet

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photo by Cade Martin

 

 

TOP 10 Classical Ballet Companies

Top of the Ballet World

All rankings are subjective but first in mind I am thinking of the TOP 6  which have been internationally famous for decades and are the most common ones. These ballet companies are considered as such because they have a Ballet School, a repertoire,  a great corps, and have survived more than one director.

What do you think? Which company you love most?

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TOP 10 Best Principal Dancers

Who are my favourite male dancers?

My friends often ask me about my favourite male dancers. As I have been a ballet lover for decades, it is very difficult to answer this question, given the amount of dancers I have seen perform. All dancers have different strengths and weaknesses; Rudolf Nurejev, for example, while a presence onstage and reknowned as the best dancer of the 20th century, would not be considered extremely talented by todays standards. I will also not be mentioning excellent male dancers who have passed their prime, such as Mikhail Baryshnikov and Vladimir Malakhov.

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TOP 10 Best Primaballerinas

Who is my favorite ballerina? Definitely Polina Semionova

My friends often ask me about my favourite ballerina. As I have been a ballet lover for decades, it is quite difficult to answer this question, given the amount of ballerinas I have seen perform. All dancers have different strengths and weaknesses; Rudolf Nurejew, for example, while a presence onstage and reknowned as the best dancer of the 20th century, would not be considered extremely talented by todays standards. I will also not be mentioning excellent prima ballerinas who have passed their prime, such as Sylvie Gulliem and Darcy Bursell.

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TOP SWAN LAKE interpretations

What is YOUR favorite?

If you want to see the ballet SWAN LAKE, better check first what interpretation will be shown. There are so many different versions. Almost every choreographer has done his own ballet. It is up to you. Watch youtube-Videos and accompanying descriptions.

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