Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Agn├Ęs Letestu, A Shining Star Trailer

Here's one to keep an eye out for... looks like the film has been released in Japan and Canada.  Would be great to see a US release date.

Monday, August 4, 2014

A Streetcar Named Desire

I was inspired by the early ballet films of John Neumeier. His ballet "A Streetcar Named Desire" was choreographed  in 1983. While filming a special for PBS at the Bavarian FilmPlatz in Munich, 1984,I had every intention of making it to Hamburg, introducing myself, and saying "Thanks for all the Inspiration!". Since I didn't get the chance. I'm saying it now. THANKS!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Which Ballet Company Should I audition for?

Without a doubt, one that has Union Representation.

"AGMA represents the dancers of New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey, Atlanta Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, BalletMet, Ballet San Jose, Ballet Tech, Ballet West, Boston Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Dance Theater of Harlem, Houston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Milwaukee Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, the Washington Ballet, and the Corps de Ballet at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, The Washington Opera, and the dancers of Movin' Out." Wikipedia.

Why? Because the other ones don't. The best you're going to get from the rest is, Workman's Compensation. If you want more insurance coverage that's up to you. But it will be from your own pocket.

Analysis of Ballet injuries and financial costs.

How much do Ballet dancers make?

The average salary of a Corps de Ballet.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Did someone say "Smooth"? Put on your dancin' shoes. It's time to Rumba. "Another Thin Man" 1939 West Indies Club, featuring Estella Ajon & Rene Rivero.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Monday, March 19, 2012

First Position

Coming soon. "First Position".
An awesome documentary for anyone who aspires to dance at the highest level.
This film leaves no doubt as to the mental, physical & financial sacrifice it takes to have a professional career in dance.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Real Men Can Dance

Imagine 50 dudes in dance class. No, this isn't the 70's. It's 2012. Only exists at one place in the US. Can you guess?




Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pina

Director Wim Wenders film is an intimately filmed celebration of the work of modern dancer Philippina "Pina" Bausch who passed suddenly as the idea was coming to fruition. Her dance company and director Wim Wenders decided that the film project must continue as a tribute and celebration to the life & work of Pina Bausch.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Daniil Simkin at 17

Saw this a few years ago when Daniil first posted it on Youtube in 06. Thought to myself, this little dude is gonna be a star someday. Didn't take long.