This certainly is becoming a Christmas tradition. Each year I collect pictures for the Dance Academy Christmas Calendar and in the end I love to share my favorite ones with you. If you want to see the whole calendar head over to the official Facebook page.
Going out to see a Ballet performance is one of our favorite things to do together. So of course we couldn’t miss the beautiful performance of “La Dame Aux Camélias” by the Het National Ballet. The performance was breath-taking, we were so captivated by the exceptional choreography, which displayed very powerful, emotional moves. Apart from this, the National Opera and Ballet of Amsterdam is an extraordinary building with a view on the canals at sunset. Boots – Zara Jacket – H&M Bag – Louis Vuitton
These pictures are the results from another photo-shooting with Dean. Remember our other photo sessions with him? You can take a look at them here and here. It’s always a pleasure to work with someone talented and you feel happy with the outcome. both dresses are from Weekday
This year the traditional Dance Christmas Calendar is a little different. We decided to share pictures which we snapped over the whole year and combine these with current pictures. Which is why you will find stage snaps and training sessions, indoor work and outdoor fun. Find the whole calendar on Ballettstudio Marita Erxleben.
Ballet dancers Anna Tikhomirova and Artem Ovcharenko show us once more how elegant and graceful ballet is. They both dance with the Bolshoi ballet company and are a couple not only on stage but also in real life. Vogue Russia got the two of them in front of the lens of Marian Sell and dressed Anna in some beautiful, flowing gowns. Pictures via Fashion Gone Rogue
I got to meet Dean from PickledThoughts on a very early morning in the centre of Paris, near to Ile de la Cité. Dean has this incredible capability of capturing beautiful morning light, which you can definitely recognize in these shots from near the Seine. We hope you like the results and be sure to stay tuned for more common projects. Dress – H&M Pointe Shoes – Gaynor Minden
On Thursday I finally met Dean from PickledThoughts. A very talented and vibrant photographer based in Berlin who was looking for a dancer to take some snaps with. The little photo-session turned out to be a super great morning in Berlin. Normally I am unhappy with dancing pictures of myself but these have truly captured my heart since they show me as a person, who I really am and what my passion is. I’m faraway from being a perfect dancer, which is certainly why I love dancing so much: you will never reach the finish line. Always find something to work on, to improve. Dancing is certainly never easy and for me just half the effort is not enough. I really push myself to a limit. Normally I train 5 times a week and on the weekend do my own home workout. Told you… always on the run. Check Deans official page for some more pictures taken by him! We will be working on more fun projects together.
Probably the most famous love story of all time – Romeo & Juliet. We remember when we had to read the script in school, write an essay about it and even play some parts of it. Ever since we loved this play and the plot. Some years ago we performed it on stage as a crossover project, a mix of modern dance, hip hop, breakdance and ballet. But back then we were little girls, 15 maybe. Now the studio we train with is getting back to it and we are really looking forward to it. Somehow everyone is so excited about it and you can really feel that everyone is so willing to work hard for it. Because it was so much fun 5 years ago, it’s such a honor to be a part of it again. This however lead us to this inspiration post (sorry for so many mood boards at the moment but those projects really take up a lot of time). Somehow Romeo and Juliet is much more than only this dying …
Already last year I did a Dance Christmas Calendar for the Dance Academy we are dancing and training with. Since it was such a great success we somehow made it to a little tradition now. So, here are now some of the pictures from our this years calendar. If you want to see the rest check Dance Academy Marita Erxleben on Facebook. Picture number 4 and 8 are taken by Johannes from JFRcreatives because I’m in the pictures myself. Thanks for that man.
We really love going to the ballet (especially around the Christmas season). It’s such a beautiful occasion to actually dress up and feel somehow elegant. It however never is an easy decision on what to wear for such an event. In our opinion it is important to wear something chic and appropriate to the theatre because you show your respect for those who perform on stage. So it certainly is something you have to think about twice. On such evenings you just have to get out of your comfort zone. The occasions for dressing up have become less more and more, therefore give it a go. Dressing up however doesn’t mean over doing it. It’s important to find the right or a middle way for getting ready. Here come some tips which you should keep in mind when you go out to the theatre, concert or opera: Choose something chic but comfy to wear. You maybe have to sit for two to five hours and therefore something too tight can be a real bugger. Also …