Showing posts from January 5, 2014

How To Make A Perfect Arabesque 2.0

January 10, 2014

How To Make A Perfect Arabesque 2.0
Matthew Reinschmidt Ballet North in Gladstone Missouri
What makes a perfect arabesque?  Drive, determination, stamina, and of course technique plus correct, regular, professional training.  You don't make an arabesque like this with combo-classes or taking 3 months off over the summer.

Kristin studied at the Ballet North Academy from the age of 3 and performed with the Ballet North Company from age 13 to 16.  Follow-on training has been at the excellent Houston Ballet School.  The result?  Ms Smith is well poised to pursue her dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer.  We wish her all the best!

#Ballet #Arabesque

Do You Know The Actual Tale Of Beauty And The Beast?

January 6, 2014

We thought it might be interesting to provide the real background to the tale of Beauty and the Beast since this tale, like nearly all other Fairy Tales, has been heavily massaged and edited over the centuries which is both fascinating to find out about, but also establishes that there is quite a lot of room to be creative in the adapting of a Fairy Tale for use in a ballet because so many other artists and writers have themselves tweaked it work as they thought best in their respective medium whether acting, annimation, or balletic adaptations.  Note all the listed adaptations at the end of the Wikipedia article!  So, without further adieu, here is a quite good treatment of the origin tale of Beauty and the Beast:

Beauty and the Beast From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the fairy tale. For other uses, see Beauty and the Beast (disambiguation).
Beauty dines with the Beast in an illustration by Anne An…