Costumes Through the Ages

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BY MAYA HARIDAS from En Avant Magazine May-June 2022 When you watch a ballet performance there are a million things that tell you what is going on: the music, the scenery, the lighting, the choreography… But what the dancers are clad in plays an enormous part in your experience. The Nutcracker’s Mouse King wouldn’t be quite so frightening were he ...
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Methods of Ballet

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 By Maya Haridas, Siddhie Pillai & Aradhana Kiran - En Avant Magazine Mar-Apr 2022 With a history that spans centuries and across multiple countries, ballet has had years and years of experimentation and artistic inspiration to arrive at the methods that dancers are taught today. Each method has its own specific nuances that add different layers to its technical and artistic features. The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet is ...
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Ballet on the Big Screen – Beatrix Potter

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By Aradhana Kiran, Maya Haridas and Siddhie Pillai In this blog in the Ballet on the Big Screen series, we’ll be featuring a fun classical ballet for a younger audience: Tales of Beatrix Potter. The musical score was compiled by composer John Lanchbery from tunes by Minkus, Balfe, Offenbach, Sullivan and others, and was choreographed by the famous British choreographer, ...
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Ballet on the Big Screen – Delibes

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In this blog in the Ballet on the Big Screen series, we’ll be featuring two slightly less known classical ballets: Coppélia and Sylvia. The musical scores for both of them are composed by the 19th century composer Léo Delibes. These ballets will be screened for senior students in the months to come. Coppélia - Synopsis Francesca Hayward (Swanilda), with Gary ...
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Prix de Lausanne Highlights

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BY MAYA HARIDAS The finals of the 2022 edition of the Prix De Lausanne took place in Montreux, Switzerland on the 5th of February. If you were not able to catch the finals, or just want the results, here is a quick round up. What is the Prix? The Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition held annually in ...

Theraband Exercises with Ms Yana

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As dancers, we have to take care of our bodies in order to reach our full potential and avoid injury. There are many tools available to us - good teachers, physical therapists, and props to help us maximise a workout. One such tool is the theraband. Follow Ms Yana through this short theraband workout to continue your journey to a ...

Watching Ballets During Lockdown

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By Aradhana Kiran It was the first lockdown in 2020. Everything had suddenly come to a standstill and we were all left at home, with just the people we lived with. No chance to meet other family members, let alone friends. There was no school, no homework or classes. The only regular routine I had was the few ballet classes ...