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A post about Canada, NYC, the RBS Main Stage performance, my performance at the Bristol Royal Ballet Big Screen, my RAD class drama and my birthday ‘treat’ in class.

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I’ve been learning lots of new rep recently so I thought I’d share what I’ve been up to!

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Ivan Vasiliev doing triple cabrioles in slow motion. Awesome!

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Here’s a recap of two guest posts I wrote for A Younger Theatre - let me know what you think!

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I just can’t get the R&J Balcony scene out of my head! Here’s McRae/Yoshida - I get chills at 4:05 and 6:10 every single time I see it, no matter who the dancers are. MacMillan is a genius.

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All about my truly awesome ballet-packed day - a BalletBoyz workshop, Romeo & Juliet with Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg and a Ballet Black performance to round things off!

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A new blog post on my realisation that performing doesn’t mean just dancing the steps, that there is a while new layer on top that makes dancing so much more. And it’s damn hard to do!

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The music from my variation in Pas des Déesses - I love how beastly it is! Just makes me want to dance…

Unfortunately I don’t know the name of the music, just that it was composed by John Field and arranged by John Wilson.

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Things that make me feel like a dancer…

  • Coupé jetés en tournant en manége, especially when done to coda music
  • Assisted foutté-y pirouettes even though/because the girl does the hard work…
  • Grand jetés en tournant landing in a deep lunge with “meaty” back cambré
  • Grand pliés in 5th with reverse port de bras to high 5th with a head tilt towards the barre
(From last night’s rehearsal and class)
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Pure inspiration - documentary “I Am A Dancer” of Nureyev. Includes him in La Sylphide with Carla Fracci, Marguerite and Armand with Margot Fonteyn and the Sleeping Beauty Grand Pas de Deux with Lynn Seymour. Amazing! (Part 1 of 6)

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An amazing night of all-male dance proving that dance can be masculine, current and cool. Awesome.

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Start your Saturday with a clip of Baryshnikov in Sleeping Beauty! Poor quality unfortunately but nevertheless still inspiring. A master at work.

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The awesome @guillaume__cote in “Lost in Motion”. An amazing short video - I love the slow-mo sections where his legs and arms trace out arcs and there’s some great shots like the top-down pirouettes a la seconde. Inspiring.