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Ballet’s Most Haunted – Antagonists

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by Aashaya Anand & Arpitha Bhat from En Avant Magazine September October 2022 The villains and antagonists we see in ballet represent our unfiltered emotions — rage, fury, envy and so on. Instead of suppressing these emotions, they embody them. They serve as more than just a means of conflict for the main character, often having more character than the ...
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A Whole New World – Indiana Mehta

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BY Maya Haridas, Aradhana Kiran & Siddhie Pillai as seen in En Avant July-August Feature photo by Jaclyn Vogl Photography Indiana Mehta is a dancer, choreographer, voiceover artist and an actor in award-winning Netflix film Work It. She is currently living and working in Canada. Find out about her journey with us at TLFCB and beyond. When did you start ...

A Whole New World – Rukmini Vijayakumar

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by Maya Haridas, Aradhana Kiran & Siddhie Pillai, as seen in En Avant July-August Feature photo by Soozana Pvan Rukmini Vijayakumar is a very well reputed dancer, choreographer and actor in regional films. She is the founder of the Raadha Kalpa Dance Company and the originator of the Raadha Kalpa Method, a system of training for classical Indian dance. She ...

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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Yana Lewis on Being a Student of Dance

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By Maya Haridas and Siddhie Pillai We all know Yana Lewis as a teacher, as an Artistic Director, as a person and maybe even as a good friend. But do we know Miss Yana as a student? In this exclusive interview, get to know Yana Lewis AISTD DIP and Artistic Director of TLFCB in a different avatar. How old were ...
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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 ...

Ballet on the Big Screen – The Secret Garden

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by Aradhana Kiran, Maya Haridas and Siddhie Pillai Today we are looking at a ballet for our younger dancers - The Secret Garden by London Children's Ballet (LCB). A fun, joyous and beautiful adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic book of the same name. This ballet will be screened in the coming months for all students from Pre-Primary and above. ...