some things i liked this week 10/25/14

i love this adorable photo of ballerina swans enjoying the fog. so cute! unfortunately, while i saved the photo i forgot to save the photographer’s name. it was one of those pics that randomly showed up in my facebook feed because somebody else “liked” it and i can’t even remember what ballet company it was from! ( i thought it was nashville but i searched their page to no avail).  if anyone can help me out here please do -it’s such a fantastic image!

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and here’s one more from the swans-in-fog files, this incredible moment of beauty by photographer maria-helena buckley. sigh.

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the following is not a current documentary (2007), but i had never seen it or known of it’s existence. it was posted on the FB page of julio bocca’s company in uruguay (unofficial page, i think) recently and i very nearly ditched work so that i could stay home and watch it 😉 . anyway, the film wonderfully documents a touring season of julio’s company and many of the issues they had to confront in different countries – visa problems, a stage built for vocal concerts where  the audience would not be able to see the dancers below the knees, a controversial topless ballet…. (“yeah, but it’s okay because she’s flat chested”, haha). there’s some great dramatic footage of alessandra ferri and julio as well. ♥♥♥

it’s  a very interesting film- check it out if you have time. (plus i’m in love with julio, so there’s that….)

http://www.cinemargentino.com/films/914988626-8-escalas-julio-bocca

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ooh, look at these beautiful degas inspired costumes and sets for the joffrey ballet’s swan lake, choreographed by christopher wheeldon. so romantic! i am dying to see this production – it sounds fascinating. (go see it for me if you are in the chicago area). 😉

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and here is a lovely video of joffrey ballerina victoria jaian discussing the role of odette/odile.

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and finally, this charming and clip of sir anthony dowell rehearsing manon with sonia rodriguez and guillaume côté. he seems terribly sweet and the dancers are simply gorgeous. enjoy.

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