Tag: royal ballet

Because There's No Such Thing As Too Much "Nutcracker"…

As December 2018 is finally winding down, you’ve probably had “Waltz of the Flowers” stuck in your head since October—at least. If just reading that sentence made you want to scream, you’re welcome to stop reading here. (And we really are sorry that it’s stuck in your head for the umpteenth time now.) We’re actually […]

Guys, It's World Ballet Day!!!

Bunheads, the day you’ve all been waiting for is FINALLY here: World Ballet Day! ✨✨✨ For almost 24 straight hours today, we’ll be treated to livestreams that feature classes, rehearsals, and interviews from around the globe. This year, the Royal Ballet, the Australian Ballet, and the Bolshoi Ballet are the official hosts; the Australian Ballet’s […]

Save the Date: World Ballet Day Will Return This Year!

Bunheads everywhere, rejoice! It was just announced that the always-epic World Ballet Day will be back for round five (FIVE) this year. And the big moment’s going to be here faster than you can say “gargouillade.” The consistently impressive celebration of all things ballet will return October 2, 2018. So far, the Royal Ballet, the […]

This Insane Fouetté Video IS NOT A GIF, YOU GUYS

Do you know a “Xerox” turner? The kind of dancer whose crazy multiple pirouettes are so perfectly balanced that they look like a single turn, carbon-copied two (or four, or eight, or thirty-two) times? Royal Ballet superstar Marianela Núñez is one of those rare, perfect pirouette beasts, a fact you definitely already know if you […]

Watch a Moving Underwater Ballet Created to Raise Awareness About Depression

Many who suffer from depression describe feeling like they’re drowning, desperately trying to keep their heads above water. In “Sink or Swim,” a poetic new short film, Royal Ballet principal Francesca Hayward embodies that struggle in a haunting underwater ballet. Directed by filmmaker Louis-Jack, choreographed by Charlotte Edmonds, and supported in part by the mental […]

Here's How to Celebrate World Ballet Day Tomorrow

World Ballet Day is BACK, dance friends! Tomorrow, October 5, five top-notch ballet companies—The Australian Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, and San Francisco Ballet—will host a 22-hour (!) live stream, bringing viewers inside their classes, rehearsals, and backstage preparations. Ten additional ballet companies will join the hosting orgs […]

Sarah Lamb

Royal Ballet principal Sarah Lamb is an unlikely mixture of softness and steel. In photographs she looks like the archetypically delicate ballerina. Watch her move, though, and you’ll see the strength that grounds each refined pose. Born in Boston, MA, Lamb began training at the Boston Ballet School at age 6. She joined Boston Ballet […]

#BalletBeauty at The Royal Opera House

You guys know how obsessed I am with Insta meetups. These genius events unite passionate photographers with compelling subject matter, and then leverage the power of social media technology to give people multiple perspectives on the same idea, object or place. May I then call your attention to The Royal Opera House’s #balletbeauty meetup? Home […]