Alle Artikel mit dem Schlagwort: ballet

It puts a spell on you

Those of you who are following us on Instagram and Facebook have probably seen that I’m currently back in New York. But not for Fashion Week as many may think but to follow my passion: dancing. It has become a tradition to visit this city every year to train, be inspired and get new ideas. Again it has been a true pleasure for me and it will be so hard to leave on Monday. I somehow feel a little more attached to the city than the years before and enjoy each and every moment. I hope I can come back soon and train even more. For now I love sharing some snaps with you and over the next weeks you will be able to experience more #newyorkguide posts.

Golden Hour

I‚m back from a short but intense trip to Palma de Mallorca. It was an absolute pleasure to spend some quality time with two of my closest friends in this lovely town. In the next couple of weeks you will see a lot more impressions of this trip and some great tips on what to do, see and where to eat. During our visit we stay at an AirBnB flat with a marvelous roof terrace and a stunning view. In the afternoon/evening the light was just perfect to snap some summer pictures. We felt at home right away. Dress – Zara Sunglasses – RayBan

The magic of working at the theater

Since nine years I have been a part of the Dance Academy Marita Erxleben. Each year we create a ballet inspired by a fairy tale. Over the years this has become a true tradition for me and since 2013 I started to snap some backstage pictures during rehearsals and performances. I love pictures taken from the audience area but my favorites are those that take you behind the main stage. This is the actual location where all the magic happens in my opinion. You can feel the tension, the excitement and the passion everyone shares. Here you see moments of joy, anxiety and anticipation. If you ever get the chance to work at a theater, take it. Here you are able to experience new roles and just escape the daily life.

NYC Dance Project

When looking at these images I certainly remember why I practice this form of art. The grace, the beauty, the strength and the effortlessness is just divine. And perfectly captured by the team behind the NYC Dance Project, Ken Browar and Deborah Ory. Capturing the right moment in dance through photography isn’t easy and it takes time to develop the right eye. But these two are just amazing and are true leaders in this form of craft. Make sure to pre-order their book, filled with delicately chosen pictures.

Culture in Berlin: Gems of Tutu Art

What dreams are made of… On the 23rd of May the Staatsballett Berlin presented the costume exhibition „Gems of Tutu Art“ to the public. Curated by Lorenzo Caprile and Dorothea Katzer at Bikini Berlin. The two curators have selected the most beautiful costumes from the collection of the Staatsballett Berlin. The selection reaches from classical tutus of the Romantic ballets to modern interpretations. The exhibition can be visited from 23 to 31 May 2016 during the opening times of the mall. So be quick and visit this temporary exhibition. Bikini Berlin Budapester Straße 38 – 50 10787 Berlin What To Wear

MC Talk with Stephanie Lee Goldhahn

Stephanie Lee Goldhahn is a professional ballet dancer, currently living in Belgrade Serbia and working in the National Theatre. Originally from Australia her love of dance, which turned into a profession swept her up into traveling the world. She was the first Australian ballet dancer to be given a contract and employed as a soloist artist with the Imperial Russian Ballet and during this time was commended and written about by ballet critics of her debut performance of Cupid in Don Quixote. She’s currently engaged to Russian ballet dancer Daniil Kolmin and in the process of planning her wedding. Her love of writing has recently spurred her onto creating her own dance mixed with fashion blog, and her and Daniil’s wedding blog. When you were a child, what did you dream of being? When I was a child I really wanted to become an Olympic swimmer. I was really small, but very fast. My nickname was „Goldfish“ (because my last name is Goldhahn) at competitions, I even believed one day I’d bring home a gold …

Spring is in the air

Last weekend my dancer colleague Davina and I took the chance to snap some spring inspired pictures under these beautiful blooming trees. They just make the perfect backdrop for such pictures and when they bloom you have to be real quick because as quickly as they grow the blossoms will be gone again just after a stormy day.

MC Talk with Alice Williamson

Alice Williamson, born in the UK, is currently working as a ballet dancer with the Staatsballett Berlin. With her creativity and her bright personality she has captured our hearts and our love for fun dancing skirts. Besides working as a dancer she runs her own ballet-skirt-producing-company called Designed by Alice. Beautiful colours, delicate chosen fabrics and with an eye for details Alice crafts these pretty dance wear pieces. We therefore have decided to include this creative bird into our MC Talk and asked her our six questions. First things first. When you were a child what did you dream of being? I dreamt of being a lot of things, I dreamt and imagined alot in general! What do you always take with you when you travel? Pen and paper, sticky tape, sissors and lots of books to read and a camera. What is your favorite spot on earth? I am not sure I have found it yet: at least that’s my excuse to keep exploring. I dream of elemental skypes, moody skys, and intriguing flora …

Five Things About Dancing in New York

When Jana stayed in New York for an internship I took the chance the join her for six weeks and follow my passion: dancing. It was an amazing time and I have learned so much from taking this step. In a short list I have collected the five things you should always keep in mind when thinking about doing the same thing. 1. Everyone wants to make it in New York. Thus it is very tough working in this city as a dancer. There are so many talented people around who are working their ass off to make it here (this actually fits into every job area in NYC). 2. Dance classes are expensive in New York. An average class (any dance style) costs between 18 und 20 bucks. Not something you can afford on an everyday basis for such a long time. 3. Be prepared that in every class someone is better than you. For me it always was a motivation to become better, train harder and watch them how they work. But I …

What Lies Beneath

When you are commonly surrendered by dancers it just instantly becomes normal that their body type is so much different from other people. However I know that this is not normal for the majority of you and therefore I really admire Rick Guest for creating this unique book + exhibition. In his book What Lies Beneath Rick Guest portraits dancers from different, European ballet companies and captures the brutal beauty of dance. The image of ballet dancers is constantly changing and books like this really emphasize this. Ballet dancers have finally risen to the statues of an athlete. One minute on stage takes a whole life of dedication, desire, passion, pain, willpower and endless hours of practice. The audience just sees the glorias moment but what it takes is far more than that. The first round of prints is limited to 1000 copies. Buy it here. And the exhibition will open on the 22nd through to the 31st of January 2016 at the Hospital Club Gallery in London’s Covent Garden (10am – 6pm / open to the public).