20 JULY 2011

Jambe à la barre in Hong Kong

Allegra and Paloma demonstrate a classic ballet stretch on Victoria Peak in Hong Kong, after walking the 3.5 km around Lugard Road.

In this position we work on rotating the lifted leg in the hip socket, engaging our maximum turnout. Our weight is centred over the standing leg, and we …

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 …