With her career very much in full throttle, she is a dancer, choreographer, director, both movement and of photography, and she has placed herself expertly in a role that bridges art and media working with some of the world’s most famous brands
Have you ever been on a first date and experienced the sort of nerves you get when you meet someone for the first time? Well as a ballet pianist, and ballet teacher, working with someone you’ve never met before can feel just like that.
We discuss as a general consensus that we would play a bit stronger, bigger with more space in the music to allow for the men to jump a bit higher, and execute more pirouettes, and to generally dancer bigger, as in general, men are known for that.
We bring you another gem of an episode this week, an “In Conversation” with the Artistic Director and CEO of Scottish Ballet, Christopher Hampson. Recorded in November 2020 during the pandemic.
We asked you to provide some questions of ballet and music topics that you wanted answering, and we did!
James has had, (and is still having) the most wonderful career having started as a Junior Associate of the Royal Ballet School, trained at Elmhurst school, and graduated into Birmingham Royal Ballet, performing on the west end stage, and then becoming ballet master at Scottish Ballet, he has done it all.
This week, it’s all about when tunes go wrong. Call this a horror stories episode if you will! We have quite an in depth discussion about choosing music you think is going to work for your exercise, but turns out when you play it, it is way off and you have to think on your feet about how you’re going to get out of it.
It’s that time of the week again where we bring you a brand new episode, and this week it’s another ‘In Conversation’. It’s the turn of living legend, Karen MacIver.
We bring you a technical episode this week, and it’s all about counting music where the strong beat is not where you expect it to be. Some tunes do not start on the first beat of the bar, and as a result counting them for dancers can be tricky.
Lovingly referred to as ‘The Godfather of ballet music’, Jonathan has been involved in the world of ballet and music since the mid 1980’s and his knowledge and experience is unparalleled.
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