Classic Romantic Novels as Ballet

Ballet and Romantic Novels: Anna Karenina Ballet Still

Ballets Inspired by Timeless Love Stories Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy. Jane Eyre and Mr Rochester. Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara. Heathcliff and Cathy. The pages of classic novels hold some of the most romantic (and tempestuous) stories of all time. Happily, for those of us who love novels and…

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The Greatest Little Model Theatre – Royal Opera House in Miniature

Creating a Model Theatre from a Vintage Kit

Love the idea of a model theatre? Me too. I’ve been fascinated with them since childhood. This post is about one very special one in particular. Scale Theatre Model or Children’s Toy? Miniature theatres tend to fall into two categories. First, there’s the look-but-don’t-touch varieties. The intricate, scale models you…

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Romeo & Juliet (Ratmansky): Live Screening from the Bolshoi Ballet

Bolshoi Ballet's Ekaterina Krysanota and Vladislav Lantratov as Romeo and Juliet

It’s easy to forget what a privilege it is to see the Bolshoi Ballet without a visa, a flight to Russia and a very expensive theatre ticket. For the past few seasons the Bolshoi has opened up its doors to the rest of the world. The company has invited audiences…

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