Ballet

Perfect Penchées

When done well, a serene penchée can be magical. But while it’s meant to look effortless, the extended arabesque isMore »

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Dancing Bournonville

When I first started learning August Bournonville’s Flower Festival in Genzano pas de deux as a young student, I figuredMore »

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Mastering Adagio

In Act II of Giselle, the ballerina stands center stage and dances an adagio—without a partner. She has to controlMore »

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Chaînés for Days

Watching Misa Kuranaga, a principal dancer at Boston Ballet, whip through a diagonal of chaîné turns with unbelievable speed isMore »

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Dancing Robbins

I’ve just made my entrance in Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun, stepping onstage into a set designed to lookMore »

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Perfect Piqués

It’s the end of class, and you’re whipping through a diagonal of piqué turns. You spin across the floor asMore »

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