Royal Ballet Principal dancer Steven McRae has another somewhat surprising passion that he loves equally as much as dance viz motor racing. He says they share elements of precision, danger and adrenaline. So when Australian McRae talks about his love of ‘drag’ he actually means motor sports and not female impersonators. In this short video, directed … Continue reading
Paris-based filmmaker Julien Pujol made this very striking wee film with Germain Louvet one of the stars of the Paris Opera Ballet. With its Wagnerian score the creative director Delphine Roche called it ‘Tempest’ as she said the storm is a powerful motif, one that is repeatedly present in the history of painting, literature and … Continue reading
Ahmad Joudeh is a very talented dancer who is passionate about his art. He is also a Syrian, and living and working at his craft in his own country under the present regime is impossible. Its the reason he had the back of his neck tattooed with a very simple mantra : Dance or … Continue reading
This new French feature film co-directed by world-renowned choreographer Angelin Preljoçaj along with screenwriter Valérie Müller is an adaption of Bastien Vivès novel about a young girl pursuing her dreams and it very firmly makes the dancing far more important than the actual plot itself. This is more of an observation than a criticism and it is a move … Continue reading
Bobbi Jo Hart is the director of the new movie Rebels on Pointe which is the first documentary that has gone behind the scenes of the world-famous all-male (and all-gay) ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. It’s a wonderful heartwarming tale of how this Company has not just survived for over 40 years doing their delightful parodies of romantic and classical ballets that have not just won them fans all over the world, but how they have become one of the oldest (and happiest) LGBT organizations.