18 JULY 2011

How to write an Oscar acceptance speech

Don’t deny you have had this daydream in which you imagine yourself dashing up to the stage at the Kodak Theatre in your perilously high Christian Louboutins, nervously clutching a little slip of paper. Even without the cheat sheet, we all know that we must thank the director, the screenwriter, …

15 JULY 2011

Bang for the Buck is back

You may be capable of imparting great wisdom in 140 characters or less, but can you blow an audience away in 60 seconds? Ballet to the People is generally not a fan of dance competitions, but this one is different…

12 JULY 2011

Jennifer Homans pronounces Ballet dead… Alexei Ratmansky performs CPR

 

Misty Copeland, Paloma Herrera, Gillian Murphy & Sarah Lane in Alexei Ratmansky’s ‘The Bright Stream’. Photo: Rosalie O’Connor, courtesy of American Ballet Theatre.

Don’t miss the ballet event of the year: the West Coast premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s The Bright Stream at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles …

Tiny handbook of gems from 1925 targeted at ballroom dancers but apropos to ballet dancers
11 JULY 2011

Don't say your dancing days are done…

"Don'ts for Dancers" by Karsinova (1925)

Inspirational tidbit from this hilarious 1925 handbook: “Don’t say your dancing days are done. Your dancing days are never done until you are confined to a bath chair for exercise. If you can walk to the office in the morning and play a …