The Rake’s Progress Ballet

the rakes progress ballet

The Rakes Progress Ballet is a short ballet done in six scenes. It was first performed by Vic-Wells Ballet at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre on the 20th of May 1935. The Choreography for The Rakes Progress was done by Ninette de Valois and the scenery and costumes by Rex Whistler after Hogarth. William Hogarth was the … Read more

Job Ballet Ninette de Valois

ballet ninette de Valois

Let’s find out more about Job Ballet Ninette de Valois choreographed which was first performed by Camargo Society, Cambridge Theatre in London on the 5th of July 1931. On the 22nd of September 1931, it entered the repertory of the Vic-Wells Ballet. The ballet is based on the Book of Job from the Hebrew Bible and was inspired by … Read more

Hope in a Ballet Shoe Book Review

hope in a ballet shoe

Hope in a Ballet Shoe is a book that I just recently finished reading. I really enjoyed this book as it was a true account of dancer Michaela DePrince and her struggles as a child coming out of war-torn Sierra Leone and being adopted by Elaine and Charles DePrince, who were part of an American Family. … Read more

Nutcracker Ballet Story – Synopsis

the nutcracker ballet story

The Nutcracker Ballet Story is a well-known one, and many ballet companies around the world like to perform this ballet during the Christmas Season. The wonderful thing about the nutcracker ballet story is that this ballet is always looking for young stars to cast, which gives the opportunity for school children to take part and … Read more

Pre Ballet Lesson Plans – Snow Mountain Adventure

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I use pre ballet lesson plans for my baby classes, and this is one of my favorites.  The children often ask to do this story.  It is designed more for older children of about 5 years, but it can be simplified for 3 and 4-year-olds.  Children love stories, and this is a great way for … Read more

Offenbach Gaite Parisienne Ballet History

offenbach gaite parisienne

The Offenbach Gaite Parisienne Ballet takes some of its characters from Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne. These include a rich Peruvian, a glove-seller, a flower girl, and an officer among others. The Gaite Parisienne Ballet shows the flirtations, quarrels, flirtations, convivial dancing, high spirits, and misunderstandings on the terrace of Tortoni’s restaurant in Paris from a … Read more

Le Tricorne Ballet (The Three Cornered Hat)

le tricorne ballet

Le Tricorne Ballet or in English, The Three-Cornered Hat is unique because of the mastery with which Massine, the choreographer, adapted the techniques of Spanish dancing to the theatre. The steps are all authentic, but their organization and arrangements are the fruit of classical choreography. Picasso did the decor, and Le Tricorne Ballet was first … Read more