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Dancing Through Pain

20 Oct

Hanna Nordqvist How much pain is involved in a dancer’s profession where the body is the instrument and means of expression, where you have to be totally present and control every little part of your body in order to bring every expression and movement to its limit, where you must always be in top shape, […]

Power and fragility of ballet: three months after the conference in Stockholm

29 Dec

Inta Balode Ballet within the contemporary world – it is always an interesting issue to discuss. Any well-planned and well-meant event dedicated to the role of ballet become like an avalanche continuing to add new and new considerations and ideas even the even itself happened a while ago. So it is with me and the […]

In the corner behind the mirrors – ballet pianist. Interview with Nataly Dirvuk and Gill Civil

28 Oct

Inta Balode Article was first published in the music magazine “Mūzikas saule” in August 2012 Nataly Dirvuk and Gill Civil don’t know each other. But they are linked through specific, almost nowhere to be studied profession – ballet pianist. I must confess that I have also sometimes thought that pianists who choose to sit in […]

International conference in Stockholm – BALLET: WHY AND HOW?

17 Jul

An international conference to illuminate the role of ballet in the life of today’s dancer BALLET: WHY AND HOW? will be hosted by Balettakademien in Stockholm from September 13 to 15, 2012. The conference is organized in partnership with ArtEZ School of Dance, Arnhem, Netherlands and in co-operation with The Juilliard School, Dance Division, New York, U.S.A.