Mikhail Baryshinkov on Self-improvement

"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself." - Mikhail Baryshnikov http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8__iRsxG_A http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsp24YCeWv4

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Nutrition for the Dancer

"Results from the study* also revealed that 16 per cent of dancers experienced an eating disorder within the previous 12 months, and 25 per cent had suffered from such a disorder at some point in their career. Taking into consideration the lack of professional nutritional advice tailored to a dancer's needs, one can only imagine... Continue Reading →

A Well Deserved Tribute

  On the 8th September last, prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso received the Leonid Massine Positano award (one of the most prestigious awards in Europe)for her exemplary career. Alicia travelled all the way to Italy to receive the gold medal directly from the Committee for Culture’s Presidente of Italy. The dancer wasalso given with a... Continue Reading →

The Kings of the Dance

The Kings of the Dance which was produced by Sergei Danilian in 2006, was originally performed by Angel Corella, Johan Kobborg, Ethan Stiefel and Nikolay Tsiskaridze. When the project began to unfold, the people involved had in mind to gather the crème de la crème of the ballet world to explore the skills and attributes... Continue Reading →

Alexei Ratmansky on American and Russian Dancers

 "What I admire about New York City Ballet dancers is their rhythmic complexity. You can see all shades of rhythm in their bodies. With Russians, what you see is a melodic thread in their dancing, an upper-body expressiveness that brings out another side of the work. In ABT, the dancers have a bit of both.... Continue Reading →

The 15th Biennial of Dance Stirred the end of Summerin Lyon

The Government of Lyon, has promoted the 15th Biennial of Dance  -- 13-30 last September, one of the largest dance festivals in the region. This major event involved a large share of the population (over 98,000 participants), so the streets and squares were packed. The event promoted dance in the town, and also offered free... Continue Reading →