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PALACE OPERA AND BALLET : LA SCALA BALLET PRESENTS MACMILLAN’S ‘ROMEO AND JULIET’

 

Lush and stylish, this production is a glorious feats of dance, yet again proving why this version is rightly regarded as a classic. Macmillan’s fiendishly difficult choreography is marvellously performed.

This screening,  in which we get to see Roberto Bolle and Misty Copeland dance together for the first time. is of the performance that took place at the  Teatro alla Scala in Milan on the 15th January this year.

The orchestra under the baton of maestro Patrick Fournillier played the lyrical, achingly passionate Prokofiev music thrillingly.  Music lovers should enjoy the many detailed closeups of the various sections of the orchestra.

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A BALLERINA’S TALE- TELLS THE STORY OF THE GREAT AMERICAN BALLERINA MISTY COPELAND

 

Ballerina1“She always stood out. She had what you can’t teach and you can’t learn. She had a fire.”  Susan Fales-Hill.

Balletomanes will love this. This is  a very intimate portrait of Misty Copeland as we follow her life, see performances from backstage, and follow her struggle to return to performing after a major operation. Whilst this doco may leave a little to be desired in its technical aspects, this is a very rewarding film.

Readers might be familiar with her autobiography Life In Motion, published in  2014, as well as her children’s book, Firebird. Copeland has also featured on the cover of Time magazine and is the face of the “I will what I want” campaign for Under Armour.

Copeland was the first Afro-American dancer to be accepted into the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, established some 75 years ago.

I was lucky enough to see the American Ballet Theatre perform when they were in Brisbane back in 2014 but sadly she wasn’t among the performers. Continue reading A BALLERINA’S TALE- TELLS THE STORY OF THE GREAT AMERICAN BALLERINA MISTY COPELAND