From the monthly archives:

January 2011

An Evening of Balanchine

by DaveTriesBallet January 23, 2011

So, what did you do on January 22nd? Well, in case you didn’t know, that day is the inimitable and enigmatic “Mr. B”s Birthday. That’s George Balanchine (1904 – 1983), founder of New York City Ballet, School of American Ballet and generally recognised as one of the most important choreographers to have ever lived. So […]

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Guess who’s gonna be on stage?

by DaveTriesBallet January 20, 2011

Okay, so something crazy is going to happen. On May 7th 2011, I will dance on stage at the Patriots Theatre, Trenton in a Ballet. Yup, me. Little old only-started-Ballet-four-months-ago-and-still-feels-like-I-know-nothing me. Now don’t get fooled, I’m not going to be doing the Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux or Siegfried in Swan Lake. In fact, I’m going […]

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Diaghilev and Bourne

by DaveTriesBallet January 9, 2011

A couple of months ago my friend, Jo, told me that she was planning a surprise Christmas present for me and asked for dates when I would be back in the UK and free. We arranged for me to meet her in London on January 2nd but I had no idea what we’d be up […]

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Nutcracker: A first viewing

by DaveTriesBallet January 4, 2011

Okay, so I have an admission. Until this Winter I had never seen a Nutcracker. There. I feel so much better now I’ve got that off my chest. This might not seem a big admission for my non-American readers, but for all you Statesiders it seems this is like me saying I’ve never celebrated Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanza […]

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