Over 500 years ago, a strange sickness afflicted the citizens of Strasbourg, an area that would eventually become a part of modern-day France. Hundreds of people found themselves dancing until they literally dropped to the ground, yet no clear explanation has emerged.
These days, even people who have never seen a ballet performance are familiar with the tutu, the distinct skirt that ballerinas don before taking the stage. However, very few people know where this skirt came from or how it got its name.
She grew up in Australia until she moved to France and Switzerland to get professional dance training. She had the opportunity to experiment with many different art projects in Hong Kong, Singapore, and China. She was in New York for a while. And then, just a few years ago, she decided to call London home.
Filmmakers gain inspiration for their art from all kinds of sources, and Luca Spreafico is no exception. His latest fashion film, “Alex,” was inspired by EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy.
When most people picture pointe shoes, they imagine a pair of silky, pale pink shoes. These shoes are fine for white and light-skinned women. What about Black ballerinas like Kira Robinson, though? What are they supposed to wear?
Recently, legendary musician and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sting joined up with twice Grammy-nominated DJ/Producer Steve Aoki and platinum-selling trio SHAED to collaborate on the energetic dance track “2 in a Million.” The song, a harmonious blend of vocals from the former and the latter, accented by Aoki’s cacophonous beat, is an amalgam of everything that makes all of these artists so popular. However, J.A. Moreno has now released a supplementary director’s cut that takes a deeper look at the meaning behind the music.
In this new age of social distancing and contact-free interaction, music and performance are engaged in a delicate dance—literally and figuratively. One Amsterdam-based filmmaker has managed to capture the essence of solitude, and he’s chronicled it in his latest short film.
We could all use a little bit of beauty right about now, couldn’t we? Take some time out of your day to bask in the sheer cinematic sumptuousness of the latest music video by Polish composer and pianist Hania Rani, who creates enthralling worlds with her singular sound.
In order to grasp the intricacies of the art of ballet, one must truly understand and appreciate the elements that have been incorporated into its delicate folds since its creation nearly 600 years ago. One such element has managed to leave a particularly indelible impression.
There is something captivating about ballerinas. The effortless way they mold themselves into impossible positions. The elegant lines they make with their bodies. The quiet strength and power they demonstrate. The “Ballerina Project,” created over the span of eighteen years, has been one of the leaders in sharing photos of the beautiful creatures.