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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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Pianos and violins in the ballet class

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When did the piano replace the violin in the ballet class in the Imperial Theatre schools? Galina Bezuglaya has some interesting answers. Continue reading

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Tamara Karsavina on music

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In “Theatre Street,” Karsavina makes several references to the soundworld of her dance training and rehearsal. Here is a collection of them. Continue reading

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Ballet Piano Podcast transcript now available

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Want to learn about playing for class in a fun, chatty podcast of experts? Read on to find out where. Continue reading

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Everyday life as a ballet pianist: a cartoon by Marlene Spiers

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What not to say to ballet pianists: a cartoon from 1990 captures the moment perfectly! Continue reading

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