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

Some Really Interesting Facts About Ballet

interesting facts about ballet

Here are some amazing and interesting facts about ballet that you may or may not have ever known about. Ballet has been around for a long time and is one of the oldest surviving dance forms to date and it just keeps getting better and better, so you should find these interesting facts about ballet … Read more

Who Was Bronislava Nijinska?

Bronislava Nijinska

Let’s face it we have all heard of the famous Vaslav Nijinsky, but I wonder how many of you know that his sister, Bronislava Nijinska was also a very talented dancer and choreographer? Although Bronislava Nijinska is often identified as the sister of the celebrated Vaslav Nijinsky, she was a major artist in her own right … Read more

The Nicholas Brothers Tap Dancing Super Stars

Nicholas brothers tap dancing

If you Google ‘Nicholas Brothers Tap Dancing’ you will see these brothers are considered the greatest tap dancers of their time. The Nicholas Brothers Tap Dancing is a sight to behold as you can see in this video below: Aren’t they amazing? Their performance in the musical number “Jumpin’ Jive” (with Cab Calloway and his orchestra) featured … 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