We're willing to bet that if you asked any bunhead about her favorite dance videos, the Royal Ballet's rehearsal clips would most definitely be on the list. It's no secret that in order to maintain such a level of amazingness, the company members have to practice as passionately as they perform. Our hearts flutter a little bit every time a new video is uploaded, and today's installment is all we could've hoped for.
The Royal Ballet's Marcelino Sambé flying high over Ballet Master Christopher Carr. (Screenshot Royal Ballet Youtube)
Brace yourselves, bunheads: Season 2 of "Breaking Pointe" premieres one week from today. ONE WEEK! Let the countdown begin!
Actually, you don't even have to wait those seven long days for your next peek at the Ballet West reality series, because it turns out "Entertainment Tonight" got their hands on some footage from the second season. The clip follows the five ballerinas hoping to dance Cinderella in the company's upcoming production of the fairytale classic. Drama! Intrigue! Frederick Ashton's beautiful choreography! Adam Sklute pretending he doesn't already know exactly who will be dancing Cinderella at this point, but hey, he'll play along for the sake of the show!
Feast your eyes—then tune into The CW next Monday, July 22 at 9/8 c for the "Breaking Pointe" season premiere. Eee!
It's the most wonderful tiiiiiime of the year—also known as New York Fashion Week!
And I'm not just saying that for all you style mavens out there. Dance and fashion have a long, beautiful history together. Whether we're talking about dancers as models or haute couture onstage, the dance-fashion connection is pretty remarkable.
This weekend gave us yet another example of the trend: "Project Runway" alum Christian Siriano presented a collection inspired by American Ballet Theatre's performances of Frederick Ashton's The Dream. (Apparently Siriano also took ballet classes as a little one.) ABT's production is lush, pastel and flower-bedecked, and so are Siriano's gorgeous dresses. I'm especially partial to the silvery, fairy-like heels. And what did he choose for the models' hair? Ballerina buns, of course!
Check out some of the looks below (photos Stephen Chernin/AP):