Little Swans, Huge Respect

An important part of the charm conveyed during a beautiful ballet is the apparent effortlessness of the dancers. Elegance, calm and control are key to achieving that wonderful sense of fantasy and story-telling. Here's a brilliant behind the scenes look, filmed at the Interactive Academy of Performing Arts, showing just how much work, skill, stamina…

From the sublime to the ‘pig-diculous’….

It's been a dreich day here in Edinburgh today. Typically January-ish. How pleased I was, then, to spot this fabulous film of the majestic Rudolf Nureyev appearing on The Muppet Show, dancing a pas de deux from the ballet 'Swine Lake'. I adore the way in which he manages to, ahem, ham up the pretend…