I had a great audition, got to a show with my parents, saw a tiny cop car, won the ultimate heist, and now have journeyed back home. Thanks for having us for a visit NYC but it sure is good to be home. The audition results should come in over the next few weeks.
ON TOUR // One of the signature pieces in the Company repertory, Symphony in C, also featured two major innovations in ballet costuming by former NYCB costumer Barbara Karinska, with input from George Balanchine himself: the "powder puff tutu" and bias cutting to reshape the bodice of costumes. ⠀
Bias cutting was not only a cosmetic upgrade to the ballet's former costumes – it created a flattering, stream-lined shape – but it also served a technical purpose as well: the new figure-hugging garments helped the costumes move with the dancers as they performed, rather than constricting their movements. ⠀
In 2012, NYCB Director of Costumes Marc Happel reimagined the costumes for this ballet in a collaboration with Swarovski that remained true to Barbara Karinska’s original vision of creamy white and black designs. Crystals are hand-sewn to the bodice of the costume in a similar fashion to the tutu, with the crystals arranged in a gradient effect, starting as clear stones and fading into blue and black gems to complement the men's all-black costumes and the blue backdrop on stage.⠀
NYCB will be performing Symphony in C this weekend on tour in Copenhagen, and it will be performed on the All Balanchine program in fall 2018. Tickets available at the .⠀
COMING THIS WINTER // Emma Portner's Instagram is a place where the choreographer works out her improvisation-heavy style, creating narratives with her body, set to the songs that move her — last month, she set several pieces to songs from 's new album, so sad so sexy. Portner's wife, actress Ellen Page, occasionally makes an appearance in her Instagram videos — fitting, as they literally met through the site — and the two share a creative spark together, especially in their arresting dance video set to 's song "Slack Jaw."⠀
See what happens when Portner's creativity meets NYCB during Winter 2019 on the New Combinations program, along with a word premiere ballet by Justin Peck, his fourth collaboration with Sufjan Stevens.⠀
Click the to find out more information on next season's world premieres.⠀
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Here’s more of Natalia Osipova and Vladimir Shklyarov in Manon!!! @nataliaosipova86 @vladimir_shklyarov #NataliaOsipova#VladimirShklyarov#Manon#Manonballet#ManonPasdeDeux#DesGrieux#Ballerina#Ballerinas#Tutu#Tutus#Pointe#Pointeshoes#Pointeshoe#Balletdancer#Balletdancers#Ballet#BedroomPasdeDeux#PasdeDeux Manon is one of my dream roles!!! 💙❤️😍 Also I feel like I’m a really bad ballet dancer and I’m never going to improve like I only have one ballet class a week, I’m not allowed to do pointe at my studio anymore and they don’t have any private lessons available until January, I’ve never been in The Nutcracker and every chance I get it never works out, I’ve never done a Pas de Deux, I’ve never been to a Summer intensive, most people my age are already in a company and I know it’s going to be harder for me since I want to dance the female roles and play the female roles in musicals and I’m not giving up, but it’s gotten to the point where I feel depressed in ballet class because that’s the only thing I do throughout the entire week and I would totally go to more classes during the week but my studio doesn’t give Financial aid, I know I’ll get through this but I just had to let that out!!! 🙃😭
Day 92/100 Do you ever get excited about something you've coded, and then go to show a noncoder and gotten a blank stare cuz it looks like nothing to them?
One of the frustrations of ballet is that you spend most of your time trying to make what you do look easy. Hours upon hours and years of life spent turning every jump and spin into something that looks effortless. That often translates into people assume ballet is easy, not a big deal, etc.
I often feel this with my coding journey. No one outside the dev community sees the hours, days, weeks, and months that go into learning the most basic things. I think that's one of the reasons the dev community gets tight. We can understand what each other is talking about, and appreciate the small victories that keep us going.
You are all lovely developers and I'm so glad we're on the learning journey together 💙
It was SO COLD, RAINY, & WINDY TODAY. IT WAS PERFECT😍🌬❄🌧
Here are Birmingham Royal Ballet dancers Miyako Yoshida & Irek Mukhamedov performing the Sugar Plum Grand Pas De Deux part 3/3