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A year of ballet playing cards #6 (S6): A barcarole for port de bras

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This romance from Bizet’s opera The Pearl Fishers is great for an adage or port de bras, perhaps Continue reading

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Me in conversation on a podcast

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Out today on the Ballet Piano Podcast, an interview I did a couple of years ago. I’d forgotten what we talked about until I listened to it. I was surprised to find that hearing myself talk about why I’d decided … Continue reading

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Music, time and politics in the ballet studio

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Just published online, my chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Time in Music, “The politics of musical time in the everyday life of ballet dancers.” Continue reading

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“On, Wisconsin!” and La Bayadère

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What have La Bayadère and “On, Wisconsin!” got in common? Read on . . . Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #52 (DK): Slow tendu music

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For those long, slow, school-y tendus for which no music seems suitable, here’s some suitable music. Continue reading

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Galina Bezuglaya’s second book

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Perhaps you have to be as old as I am to be quite as excited about a book arriving from Russia, but it’s doubly exciting since I ordered it on 9th July this year, and with a combination of the … Continue reading

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