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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

My fave ballet videos from March and April

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Great time-lapse video on the making of a tutu, from Royal Swedish Ballet. 17 hours in 4 minutes!

If you like Russian ballerinas performing 19th-century classical ballet, this one's for you (38 minutes)

Birmingham Royal Ballet ballerinas trade their pointe shoes for wellies:

Cincinnati Ballet's latest recruit:

One of the highlights of our Paris trip (yes, it's Mathieu Ganio):

Lovely trailer from Spain's national ballet company for Jerome Robbins' In the Night:

A fab Paris Opera Ballet Myriam Ould-Braham & Mathias Heymann in Sleeping Beauty grand Pas de Deux

More POB: Emmanuel Thibault in the Giselle peasant pas de deux first variation:

Wig making at Dutch National Ballet: we were fortunate to be given a tour by the head of the department and learned some interesting trivia: the most expensive colour of hair is... grey!

The Mariinsky's Evgenia Obraztsova and Vladimir Shklyarov (who is moving to the Bayerische Staatsballett in Munich this fall) in Ondine

English National Ballet emerging dancer award:

The divine Ulyana Lopatkina of the Mariinsky in the Russian Dance from Swan Lake:

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