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Nutcracker in Europe

A friend of mine would like to see a production of the Nutcracker ballet in Europe this weekend... where should she go? She is a serious ballet dancer but not familiar with companies outside of Russia (which is out of the question due to visa restrictions). Assume price and logistics of travel are no concern within Europe. What ballet companies put on a great performance? Can one procure tickets to a "sold out" ballet? [more inside]
posted by ista on Dec 1, 2013 - 1 answer

Xmas Gift for a ballerina?

Need to buy a gift for 13 year old niece Ballerina. Have already gone the route of DVDs of her favorite stars. Thoughts?
posted by dougiedd on Dec 1, 2013 - 12 answers

Do you know a programme that showed a dance in a swimming pool?

I don't suppose you remember a programme that showed ballet or contemporary dance in a swimming pool at night that would have been shown in the UK in the late 80s or early 90s? [more inside]
posted by calico on Nov 13, 2013 - 4 answers

How do dress rehearsals work in ballet?

Since professional ballet productions have several casts, how do they manage dress rehearsals? Does each cast do one dress rehearsal? Does the opening cast do the dress rehearsal and then everyone else rehearses after opening night? How does it work?
posted by jaguar on Sep 2, 2013 - 4 answers

Dance dance dance!

I love watching male ballet dancers in the New York City Ballet. What else would I enjoy watching? [more inside]
posted by EmilyFlew on Jan 23, 2013 - 13 answers

Are supportive shoes necessary?

Do I need to be wearing a supportive insole in my ballet flats? Are flat shoes destructive for your feet? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Oct 25, 2012 - 18 answers

What art have you seen that addresses illness, healing, or fertility?

What great art have you seen that addresses illness/healing/fertility loss? [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Sep 18, 2012 - 7 answers

Compressible Feet

What are the advantages and/or disadvantages of having compressible feet when you are a ballet dancer? [more inside]
posted by YukonQuirm on Aug 4, 2012 - 4 answers

Where to buy decent ballet flat in Australia

Dowdy-shoe wearer needs advice about buying decent quality ballet flats in Australia [more inside]
posted by JeanDupont on Jul 6, 2012 - 12 answers

Ballet Appreciation for Dummy

I'm going to see my first ballet on Saturday. What should I expect, how can I appreciate it, and what should I look out for? [more inside]
posted by TheophileEscargot on Apr 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Will Silly Archaic Art Form Turn Beloved Daughter into Quasiomodo?

My 4-year-old daughter is getting really into ballet. I've observed her standing in fifth position at home, on the train, etc. Is this going to screw up her musculoskeletal structure at some point? Should I prevent her from taking these highly-unnatural positions when not in the context of actual ballet practice?
posted by zachawry on Dec 30, 2011 - 27 answers

Tips for Getting London Culture on the Cheap?

How can I find cheap tickets for cultural events in London? [more inside]
posted by EtTuHealy on Dec 12, 2011 - 10 answers

Ballet in Baltimore

Adult Ballet Classes In The Baltimore Area? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Jun 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for good theater, opera, ballet, musicals, etc in the DC metro area

Looking for good theater, opera, ballet, musicals, etc in the DC metro area [more inside]
posted by wooh on May 9, 2011 - 9 answers

Find me a non-stuffy ballet class in northwest Philadelphia

Does anyone have suggestions for a high quality dance studio in northwest Philadelphia (especially Chestnut Hill/Mt. Airy area)? I'm a twentysomething who is primarily interested in ballet, although I've enjoyed tap in the past as well. [more inside]
posted by DeucesHigh on Feb 13, 2011 - 1 answer

My Daughter Wants To Meet a Ballet Dancer

How can my seven-year-old daughter have a shot at meeting any of the dancers in a professional ballet production? [more inside]
posted by DWRoelands on Jan 31, 2011 - 11 answers

Drop-in ballet classes in or near Somerville, MA

I'm looking for drop-in ballet classes in the Somerville, MA area. [more inside]
posted by naoko on Jan 8, 2011 - 7 answers

Do I want to see a show sooner or later in its run?

So, theatre and music folks, question for you - if a venue is hosting two presentations only of a concert/performance, and they're two nights in a row, on which night am I more likely to see the better show? [more inside]
posted by analog on Dec 20, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me find a funny video clip from the Nutcracker!

Help me find a funny video clip from the Nutcracker! [more inside]
posted by shrimpsmalls on Dec 17, 2010 - 1 answer

Best place to buy Nutcracker tickets?

Where is the best place to purchase tickets for the Boston Ballet's Nutcracker this year (2010)? I'd like to find some decent seats for a family of 5 without breaking the bank.
posted by GernBlandston on Oct 26, 2010 - 2 answers

Rain dance - who are they?

Does anyone know anything about the amazing dancers in the Raindance video which is all over YT & FB at the moment? [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- on Oct 22, 2010 - 3 answers

What are the best ballet movies available on DVD?

What are the best ballet movies available on DVD? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Oct 8, 2010 - 18 answers

Name of short ballet film

Help me find this short, very mod ballet film. It's in color, from the 1950s. [more inside]
posted by nikitabot on Sep 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me find a ballet video that would interest my 3-year old

Help me find a ballet video that would interest my 3-year old daughter [more inside]
posted by pandabearjohnson on Mar 13, 2010 - 9 answers

What is a ballerina standing on?

What is a ballerina doing when she's "on point"? [more inside]
posted by Chocolate Pickle on Jan 31, 2010 - 14 answers

Punk our ballet, please.

Great innovative but still classic ballet on DVD? [more inside]
posted by dpcoffin on Dec 22, 2009 - 14 answers

Arrg, where be this ballet song?

[.mp3 Filter] I am looking for an .mp3 of the song "In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated" by Thom Willems. [more inside]
posted by sepsis on Jul 25, 2009 - 4 answers

Nutrition books for my favorite ballerina?

What books/websites about nutrition would you recommend for a serious ballet student in her teens? [more inside]
posted by corey flood on Jul 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Degas? Or nah?

Can anyone identify this painting? [more inside]
posted by applemeat on Apr 1, 2009 - 8 answers

What's the name of short 1970's ballet film set to Pachelbel?

Hive mind, please help: I'm thinking of a short ballet film that came out in the 1970's (1975?). There is no plot -- it's basically a pas de deux, set to Pachelbel's Canon in D. [more inside]
posted by Araucaria on Feb 26, 2009 - 5 answers

Tiny Dancer? I think not.

I took two years of ballet when I was 15-17, and loved it! I got hooked, took it about 4-5 times per week, and worked so hard that I ended up starting pointe before heading off to college. Its been almost 10 years, but I want to get back into it. Wrench in the works: I'm more roly-poly than teeny-weeny. [more inside]
posted by Sock Muppet Acct! on Nov 26, 2008 - 21 answers

What a poser, tiny dancer...

Please help me find a relatively easy, yet not cutesy, ballet-themed cross-stitch kit or pattern. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Apr 15, 2008 - 9 answers

Orchestral/piano .pdf scores?

I’d like to look at a full-length piano arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty ballet (Op. 66 – La belle au bois dormant). I could buy one, or find a music library, but do you know whether any edition is freely accessible on-line? For future reference, are there any particular sites that you like as a source for pdf’d classical music scores?
posted by Dave 9 on Jan 9, 2007 - 4 answers

Health / Sports Injury Filter: How can my girlfriend reduce/remove her hip pain?

My girlfriend did ballet from early childhood up until the middle of high school. She was very much into it, doing everything she could to improve. Through doing so, she severely injured both of her hips (I believe it was due to "turn outs"). She still suffers from hip pain today, 1 semester away from her graduating college. What can she do to remove/reduce pain in her hips? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2006 - 14 answers

Where has this Manuel de Falla piece been used?

Can anyone recognize this theme(YSI mp3 extract; 1.2MB) from Manuel de Falla's El Amor Brujo? I have a strong sense that I've heard it appropriated as(or "inspired") some movie's theme, but the IMDb soundtrack search doesn't throw up anything familiar, credited to de Falla.
posted by daksya on Jun 13, 2006 - 1 answer

Shall we dance?

Can anyone recommend affordable, beginner classical ballet, or tango, classes in NYC? [more inside]
posted by milarepa on May 10, 2006 - 6 answers

Good ballet slippers to buy?

I need to buy ballet flats for a gift. I know nothing about them. Help! [more inside]
posted by JDC8 on Nov 28, 2005 - 11 answers

Public Domain Nutcracker Recordings

Where can I find public domain recordings from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker? I know the music itself is public domain, but I'm worried about using a copyrighted recording. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies would be particularly nice since it's for a slideshow featuring pictures of little girls trying out for the ballet.
posted by TheGoldenOne on Sep 21, 2005 - 3 answers

Russian ballet companies in England

Performances by Russian ballet companies in England? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by sueinnyc on Mar 20, 2004 - 2 answers

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