Easy Exercises for Strong Dancers 4.0 – Arabesque

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The arabesque is a fundamental part of ballet training and technique. It is seen in nearly every ballet class, and every classical ballet performance. The foundations for the position are laid as early as in Primary ballet, and are built upon throughout the grades and vocational levels, until advanced dancers are performing penchées and arabesque turns. Placement in arabesque is ...

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Ballet, Bhangra & B(Hollywood)

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Indiana Pooja Mehta – dancer, actress, choreographer, dance company director, teacher, former student and guest teacher of TLFCB, is making waves across India and the world. Having just featured in the Netflix movie Work It, Indiana wastes no time in preparing for her next work opportunities. Find out about her journey at TLFCB and beyond, and how her initial years …

Scoliosis and Dance

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Dancing with scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, can pose challenges for growing artists. It does not, however, mean the end of a dancing career. Elina Wisung in conversation with Dr. Mayura Kudva, founder and lead physiotherapist and scoliosis/spinal disorder specialist of Physio4You, a specialist spinal disorder treatment centre in South Bangalore. Dr Mayura is also the mother of Smriti, ...

Dancing with Dengue

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Tanvi Mavuri played the role of Aurora in our biennial production “Sleeping Beauty” on the 14th and 15th of December, 2019. After nearly 10 months of preparations, and just 2 weeks before the performance, Tanvi fell sick with dengue and was admitted to the hospital. Here is the experience of this 15-year-old as she battles her way through numerous challenges …

Marianela Nunez as Nikiya in The Royal ballet’s production of la Bayadere

Expressions Beyond Borders

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by Ramya Manikam Often, the most exciting aspect about discovering something about an art form, is how the exchange between its various genres can surprise and enrich your understanding of it. Universally it is accepted that art transcends boundaries and connects diverse people. Art does not hold you towards political obligations and encourages you to stay open to healthy debate. ...

Dancing with the Elite: Prix de Lausanne

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It’s that time of the year when the ballet world is buzzing with the terms ‘Prix de Lausanne’ and ‘prize winners’. As ballet students, many of us may know that this refers to perhaps the most prestigious ballet competition in the world. Started in 1973 by dance enthusiasts, it is held in Lausanne, Switzerland, every year. The competition is open ...

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Pelvic alignment in yoga, ballet and life.

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In order to gain the most out of any practice that requires precision of the muscles, joints, bones and ligaments of the body, the physical alignment of the body is vital. This is highlighted both in Iyengar yoga and ballet – classes which also provide good lessons on how to stand, walk and sit outside the studio, in order to …