Sometimes we like things loose, unstructured, in blue jeans. Sometimes we like things precise, brilliant, and entrancing. This is the heart of ballet. By all logical assumptions, it should never have survived the French Revolution. An art form developed out of... [more]

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(Above: Snapshot of the faux curtain hiding the stage) (Below: Painting by Chagall on the ceiling of the Palais Garnier) Seeing the Paris Opera Ballet perform Ballet Russes (for more information see my earlier post, "Diaghilev's Theater of Marvels? Marvelous" by clicking here) over the holidays was the most incredible gift. It was the first time I had been inside the Palais Garnier, and wow, it was glorious! I was speechless upon entering, finding myself staring with my neck craned at the Chagall painting on the ceiling until the lights began to dim and the show commenced. I was in a sanctuary of great beauty, artistry and history. The company performed four remastered ballets: Le Spectre De La Rose, L'aprés-midi D'un Faune,
Recently I've been obsessed with documentaries... Although I would not consider myself an avid ballet follower, the film "Ballerina" charmed me from the start. Directed by French filmmaker Bertrand Normand, the documentary profiles five Russian ballerinas - Alina Somova, Svetlana Zakharova,

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