THE 360 PROJECT – by Ryan Enn Hughes

“The 360 Project” is an exploration into the crossroads of photography and motion pictures. It is a study of peak dance movements, captured simultaneously by 48 cameras aligned in a circle.

There are two components to “The 360 Project” – “Ballet 360” features ballerinas from Canada’s National Ballet School, “Krump 360” features dancers from Northbuck Krump. The two styles of dance represent polemic perspectives in both technique and origin – one is beauty, the other beast.

The resulting images resemble a type of digital statue – a frozen, peak moment, embodying the essence of each dance form in 360 degrees. Continue reading

Le Corsaire – Royal Ballet – Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev

Le Corsaire performed by Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev. Duet choreographed by Nureyev with music by Riccardo Drigo. The pas de deux from Le Corsaire, an extract from the ballet by Marius Petipa, created in Saint Petersburg in1899, based on a poem by Byron, was one of Rudolf ’s first successes, and was a realization for him. For the national ballet school contest in Moscow, in 1958, the young Nureyev, 20 years old and at the end of his third year in the Kirov Ballet School, presented three variations. Continue reading

Prix de Lausanne 2012

A dance competition reserved for young student dancers aiming to pursue a professional career. It is open to candidates of all nationalities between the ages of 15 and 18. It has been held each year for a week at the end of January since 1973. The purpose of the Prix de Lausanne is to facilitate the professional debut of its young prize-winners. Continue reading