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#1 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 01:25 PM

The Mayor of Chicago talks about how his ballet training helps him:


http://rockcenter.ms...let-of-politics

"You can’t be a dancer and not have discipline and you can’t succeed in politics, in my view, if you’re not disciplined and driven,” Emanuel told NBC News’ Harry Smith.

Emanuel, 51, began taking ballet classes as a child. He was so talented that he was offered a scholarship with the prestigious Joffrey Ballet. He turned it down to attend Sarah Lawrence College. He now serves as an honorary chairman of Joffrey Ballet’s board.



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Posted 20 November 2011 - 01:28 PM

A review of Sleeping Beauty at the Bolshoi:

http://rt.com/art-an...llet-stage-733/

The choreography of prominent ballet master Yury Grigorovich was outstanding as usual, the late production proved just as faultless as the ones he created back in 1963 and 1973. The dancers, including the Svetlana Zakharova as Princess Aurora and American dancer David Hallberg as Prince Desire, did their jobs well. Guests left the hall with words “spectacular” and “magnificent” on their lips.



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Posted 20 November 2011 - 01:34 PM

A review of the Royal Ballet in a triple bill:

http://www.theartsde...riations-gloria

“Over the top” is a curious expression. Originating in World War I, to mean going over the edge of a trench and into battle, it has altered by degrees to mean anything extravagant or outrageous. And Gloria, which is arguably Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece, has both the literal and figurative meanings of going over the top layered upon each other.




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