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‘China: Art of a Nation’ at Kennedy Center festival

Since its appearance in 2005, the 60-member National Ballet of China has fully embraced “modernism.”

 

Someone once said that ballet and modern dance would merge when a contemporary dancer donned toe shoes and ballerinas went barefoot. Well, that did happen in an Alvin Ailey piece years ago, and it was evident again last week in the dance kickoff of “China: The Art of a Nation,” at the Kennedy Center now through October.

via ‘China: Art of a Nation’ at Kennedy Center festival – baltimoresun.com.

China: The Art of a Nation. China’s Ministry of Culture in USA: http://ht.ly/6MLX9
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When men wear tutus…

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, or simply “The Trocks,” is an American all-male drag ballet corps that has taken the world by storm over the past thirty years with their comedy drag ballet.

 


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Can you imagine grown men in tutus, corsets and giant pointe shoes executing double tours en l’air and fouetts? That’s what happens when the Trocks take the stage. Their name is short for Les Ballet Trockaderos de Monte Carlo, an all-male comedy ballet troupe in drag.

As the busiest all-men ballet troupe in the world, they average 125 to 140 performances a year. They touch down in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen in September and October.

via When men wear tutus…|Sunday Kaleidoscope|chinadaily.com.cn.

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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presented by TITAS review

Audience watched the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet perform Where We Left Off and other works with quirky, amusing, sometimes deliberately clumsy movements at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, TX.

 


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Image Via – Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Ballet may be codified, but to stay alive choreographers must push boundaries. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet made that point clear Saturday night at the Winspear Opera House, opening the dance season for TITAS. The company eschewed not only toe shoes, tutus, tiaras and tours en l’air, but more radically, grace.

via Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presented by TITAS review.

 

RT @TheaterJones: Review: @AspenSantaFeBal presented by @TITAS @ATTPAC @Winspear_Opera @SantosTITAS @DalArtsDistrict http://t.co/BNqQ24f
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Great performance by Paloma and Angel

It is a beautiful ballet performance by Paloma Herrera from Argentina  and Angel Corella from Spain. The music is composed by Leon Minkus and choreographed by Marius Petipa. This video is viewed by more than 1,835,500 people so far. It is most popular in U.S.A and Brazil. The video is most popular with Females of age group 13-17, and 45-54 and with males of age group 45-54. The video has obtained most of its views by referral from related video and that is more than 180,300 views and YouTube search contributed more than 149500 views. I don’t have information about count of views for this link prior to November 2007 even after November 2007 the views were more than average but the popularity increased gradually.

The rating for the video is over 2500 which is very high. The average rating is 4.84. The rating is high as the ballet performance was as well as the choreography and music and the video and the audio quality is also awesome. The most of the comments are positive and favorable and the post is very old but still about 20 persons are commenting on it every month and for this month more than 10 comments so obviously count of people who views it might be more. The comment I like most is from Tabbykitten7 which says OH MY! They are………AMAZING…I mean….gosh…they were keeping perfect time with the fast, fast, music! I wish I was that good……GOSH! O.O.”

Any person of any age group who love dance and music will love it especially girls. Even a kid of age 6 or 7 can practice it at home watching this video because one has to start learning ballet at the age of 6 or 7 else it will be difficult but not impossible and elderly people who enjoys dance will get pleasure watching this video.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByfNunK-ysc