Written by Robyn Jutsum Choreographed to the final movement of Tchaikovsky’s Orchestral Suite No. 3., George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations is the epitome of Russian
Category: Ballet History
Written by Robyn Jutsum It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is here and things are getting nutty at The Ballet
Swan Lake is arguably one of, if not the, most recognized Classical ballet (a nod to the Nutcracker is perhaps due. Don’t worry, it will have its turn in the spotlight come December!). And its history and evolution has spanned far and wide, from its traditional origins all the way to iterations such as Matthew Bourne’s contemporary interpretation and the pop culture buzzy “Black Swan” starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis.
Dancers of Birmingham Royal Ballet photo by Bill Cooper Written by Robyn JutsumWe are already halfway through October, but that means we still have a few weeks of dancing through our Cardio Ballet combos inspired by Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs! Be sure to join us on Sunday, October 17th for Sips & Clips, where we’ll watch clips from the ballet and discuss the ballet in more detail. Learn more here.A popular piece to find in many companies’ repertoires to t […]