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The world of professional ballet is built on illusion. The illusion of perfection. The illusion of effortless beauty. The illusion of eternal love.

But backstage, few members of the Union Ballet Company suffer from such illusions. 520 more words


Week 5 - #2. Below The Knees

This week I chose to post a photograph I took at the Sarasota Opera House during the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School’s “On Stage” performance. What transpires… 91 more words


Why you and your parents are lucky if you are/were a dancer.

I love the stage with my whole heart and soul, more than anything in this world. I started dancing when I was 13 and later spent 10 years of my life on the stage, dancing, singing in a choir and playing the flute with the church band, I often miss that part of life. 782 more words

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Adult ballet: injury risks and reality checks

When  I took up ballet as an adult and as a beginner there was a common protest from my friends:

You’ll wreck your body.

Ballet has developed a reputation, deserved or otherwise, of being an injury-prone activity. 502 more words


Thing to do: Swan Lake Ballet at Sabatini Jarden

Swan Lake is an amazing ballet piece composed by Tchaikovky in 1875-1876.

This summer you have a great opportunity to see the Moscow Ballet performing in an idyllic scenario: the Sabatini´s garden as part of the… 58 more words

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Running Out of Time

Why do we, as humans, have to grow up? The years of blissful childhood, having the opportunity to ignore responsibilities.

Today was my first “official” class of the new season. 194 more words

Out of Darkness - The Coffee Table Book!

So we have finally released the Out of Darkness coffee table book.  The book is 7″ by 7″ and contains 34 pages.  Each dancer we photographed has 4 of their images within this book.  387 more words